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Old 04-04-2012, 10:33 AM   #1
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Default Can Anyone explain the 9 realms to me using common man language?

I'm a big comic book guy but Thor solo series were never really part of my upbrining. I loved the Movie, I think as far as whole Marvel movies go Thor is the best movie of the lot (RDJ makes Iron Man more interesting, but I think Thor is the most well made movie if that makes sense) however I do not understand the 9 realms

is Earth alone midgard? Is the Milky Way midgard? are the 'realms" kind of inter-dimensional planets that all exist in the same universe but on different planes....is each realm it's own universe?

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Old 04-04-2012, 04:23 PM   #2
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I've always thought of Midgard as Earth by itself. here is a link that explains what I believe you're asking. I find it very informative:

http://marvel.wikia.com/Asgard

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I'm a big comic book guy but Thor solo series were never really part of my upbrining. I loved the Movie, I think as far as whole Marvel movies go Thor is the best movie of the lot (RDJ makes Iron Man more interesting, but I think Thor is the most well made movie if that makes sense) however I do not understand the 9 realms

is Earth alone midgard? Is the Milky Way midgard? are the 'realms" kind of inter-dimensional planets that all exist in the same universe but on different planes....is each realm it's own universe?
In the MOVIE the gas clouds/Nebulas form a TREE or the World tree and the Milky Way is but a branch of that tree

In the COMICS the PLANET is Midgard and basically different magical "wormholes" connect to it.
The images you see of ASGARD in the comics is mostly the CITY of Asgard itself, the REST of Asgard the CONTINENT where some dwarves also live is hidden from normal view in space but traveled to just as easliy as you would go from city to city on Earth.

The OTHER 7 realms are basically set up the same way surrounding Earth for the most part.

Think of each realm as being a level of enligtenment. Asgard being the upper most highest level you could achieve and hel the one of the lowest.

Technically Jontunheim and Alfheim are a hair above Midgard being as both are magic users. Jotunheim more deviant and Alfheim good and Elf-Like basically the bad and good repectively.

Niffleheim is for the dishonored dead, Hel is basically between a warriors heaven (Valhalla) and Nifflheim. Valhalla is actually located ON Asgard.

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In the MOVIE the gas clouds/Nebulas form a TREE or the World tree and the Milky Way is but a branch of that tree

In the COMICS the PLANET is Midgard and basically different magical "wormholes" connect to it.
The images you see of ASGARD in the comics is mostly the CITY of Asgard itself, the REST of Asgard the CONTINENT where some dwarves also live is hidden from normal view in space but traveled to just as easliy as you would go from city to city on Earth.

The OTHER 7 realms are basically set up the same way surrounding Earth for the most part.

Think of each realm as being a level of enligtenment. Asgard being the upper most highest level you could achieve and hel the one of the lowest.

Technically Jontunheim and Alfheim are a hair above Midgard being as both are magic users. Jotunheim more deviant and Alfheim good and Elf-Like basically the bad and good repectively.

Niffleheim is for the dishonored dead, Hel is basically between a warriors heaven (Valhalla) and Nifflheim. Valhalla is actually located ON Asgard.
Nice explanation, Vartha. How about Svartalfheim? Where would it be placed as far as enlightment goes?

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Nice explanation, Vartha. How about Svartalfheim? Where would it be placed as far as enlightment goes?
I'd say right under Asgard, seeing as how the dwarves craft most if not all of the Asgardians' weapons.

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I'd say right under Asgard, seeing as how the dwarves craft most if not all of the Asgardians' weapons.
Isn't Nidavellir the realm of the dwarves?

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Isn't Nidavellir the realm of the dwarves?
It sure is my mistake, Svartalfheim is the realm of the Dark Elves and I think it's pretty low on the list considering most of the Dark Elves are dead.

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This World Tree I put together awhile ago words are hard see and I can't find the newer version. EDIT found the newer one


Here's MARVEL's Asgard continent. I swear somewhere it says something about the dark elves.


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It sure is my mistake, Svartalfheim is the realm of the Dark Elves and I think it's pretty low on the list considering most of the Dark Elves are dead.
According to the marvel world tree Svartalfheim is UNDER Midgard and Jotunheim lol

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According to the marvel world tree Svartalfheim is UNDER Midgard and Jotunheim lol
Makes perfect sense

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The maps are really confusing to me :-/.

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