Norse Mythology Submitted Place Names

These names occur in Norse mythologies and legends.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Agnafit (Other) Norse Mythology
Either derived from Norse agn "bait" or from the male given name Agne (see the user submitted name Agni). The place was mentioned in the 'Ynglinga saga' (c... [more]
Ámsvartnir (Body of Water) Norse Mythology
Means "red-black one" or "completely black one" in Old Norse. This is the name of a lake in Norse mythology.
Ásbrú (Other) Norse Mythology
Means "Æsir bridge". This is another name for the Bifrǫst.
Bifrǫst (Other) Norse Mythology
Means "swaying road to heaven", derived from Old Norse bifa ("shake, sway"). In Norse mythology this is the name of the bridge connecting Asgard and Midgard.
Bilrǫst (Other) Norse Mythology
Means "fleetingly glimpsed rainbow", derived from Old Norse bil ("moment"). This is the original name for the Bifrǫst.
Gjallabrú (Other) Norse Mythology
Means "bridge over Gjöll" (Gjöll being the river closest to the gates of Helheim). This is the name of a bridge in Norse mythology, guarded by Móðguðr, which must be crossed to reach the land of the dead... [more]
Hvelgelmir (Body of Water) Norse Mythology
Possibly means "bubbling cauldron". In Norse mythology this is the name of a spring in Niflheimr where Níðhǫggr lives.
Jǫtunheimr (Other) Norse Mythology
Combination of Old Norse jǫtunn "jotun, giant" and heimr "home, earth, world". Jǫtunheimr is the home of the jǫtunn, a type of entity in Norse mythology.
Nástrǫnd (Other) Norse Mythology
Means "shore of death" or "corpse shore". In Norse mythology this is the name of the afterlife for people guilty of murder, adultery and oath-breaking. It is a hall far from the sun with its gate facing north, poison dripping from its roof, and snakes curled in it... [more]
Niflheim (Other) Norse Mythology
Derived from the Old Norse elements nifl- meaning "mist; dark" and heimr "residence, world" (which is cognate with English home). In Norse mythology, Niflheim or Niflheimr was the realm of the dead.
Víðbláinn (Other) Norse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse víðr "wide, extensive" and blár "blue, dark, livid" (the colour used to describe corpses and bruises, e.g. hel-blár "black as death"; compare Bláinn)... [more]
Yggdrasil (Other) Norse Mythology
Possibly means "Odin's gallows", referring to how Odin hanged himself from it to gain knowledge of the runes. In Norse mythology this is the name of the mythical tree that connects the Realms.