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Nine Worlds of Norse Mythology.

Norse Cosmology contains ‘Nine Homeworlds’ (Níu Heimar in Old Norse) in which all beings reside. These worlds are centered on the World Tree, Yggdrasil, which lies at the centre of the Cosmos. Each of these Nine Worlds is the homeland of various classes of beings that are part of Norse and Germanic mythology. Travel between the worlds are described in myths, where gods and other beings sometimes interact directly with humans.

Upper level
Asgard / Ásgarðr / Aesir – Land of the Aesir Gods and Goddesses
Vanaheim / Vanaheimr / Vanir – Land of the Vanir Gods and Goddesses
Alfheim / Álfheimr / Álfar – Land of the Light Elves
Middle Level / Middle Earth
Midgard / Miðgarðr / Menn – Land of Humanity
Jotunheim / Jötunheimr / Jötnar – Land of the Giants
Svartalfheim / Svartálfaheimr / Dvergar – Land of the Dark Elves
(Nidavellir – Land of the Dwarves)
Lower Level
Muspelheim / Muspellsheimr – Primordial Land of Fire
Niflheim / Niflheimr – Primordial place of Ice and Fog, Land of the Dead
(Hel / Helheimr / Náir – Land of the Dead, Home of the Goddess Hel)

Asgard / Ásgarðr / Aesir – Land of the Aesir Gods and Goddesses
High in the sky lies Asgard, home to the Aesir, the sky gods. Asgard was also the home of Odin’s Valhalla and Freya’s Fólkvangr, where brave Viking warriors would go after death. Home of Urdarbrunnr, the Well of Fate, guarded by the Norns.
Vanaheim / Vanaheimr / Vanir – Land of the Vanir Gods and Goddesses
A mysterious place, home of the Vanir Earth Gods.  Home of Njord, Freya and Freyr, who came to live in Asgard after the Aesir-Vanir war.
Alfheim / Álfheimr / Álfar – Land of the Light Elves
Next to Asgard in the heavens was Alfheim, home to beautiful Elves, the Gods of nature and fertility. Alfheim was ruled by Freyr.
Midgard / Miðgarðr / Menn – Land of Humanity
Home of mankind, also known as ‘Middle Earth’. Midgard was connected to Asgard by Bifrost, the Rainbow Bridge.
Jotunheim / Jötunheimr / Jötnar – Land of the Giants
Home of the Jotuns (giants), enemies of the Aesir. Jotunheim was mostly rocks, wilderness and dense forests. Loki came from Jotunheim, later to live in Asgard. Home of Mímisbrunnr, the Well of Wisdom, guarded by Mimir.
Svartalfheim / Svartálfaheimr / Dvergar – Land of the Dark Elves
Deep in the underground lived the hideous dark Elves, known to cause trouble to humans such as causing nightmares. They could not be touched by the Sun, otherwise they would turn to stone.
Nidavellir – Land of the Dwarves
Similar to Svartalfheim was Nidavellir, where dwarves lived in caves underground. Ruled by Hreidmar, the dwarves were masters of craftsmanship and gave presents to the Aesir, such as Thor’s hammer and Odin’s spear. 
Muspelheim / Muspellsheimr – Primordial Land of Fire
Muspelheim was a burning hot place created in the far south. It was home to the fire giants, fire demons, and the giant Surt, enemy to the Aesir.
Niflheim / Niflheimr – Primordial place of Ice and Fog, Land of the Dead
The lowest of the Nine Worlds, this land of ice and mist was located in the northern region of Ginnungagap. The oldest of three wells, Hvergelmir (‘Roaring Kettle’), was located here, which was the source of all cold rivers and the origin of all living things.
Hel / Helheimr / Náir – Land of the Dead, Home of the Goddess Hel
Home of the Goddess Hel, daughter of Loki. When humans were not accepted to Valhalla or Fólkvangr, they came to Hel’s hall Elivdnir.

it happened!

A few months ago I made this post in which I was saying that I was going to get a Carol/Melissa related tattoo because she has helped me through very bad times. Well; if you thought I was kidding: there you go!

I love it. And it will remind me everytime I want to give up that I have to be strong and that I can get through it. ღ

Just wanted to share that with you guys, keep caryl on. ♥

@b99 gods

please bless me with a flashback episode in which rosa and jake meet for the first time in the academy. rosa is reserved and angry-looking and quiet and everyone keeps their distance from her until human chatterbox jake decides that his permanent seat will be next to hers and she can’t help but smile at his dumb jokes and they eventually end up becoming friends.

bonus points if they have these haircuts:

Also, I’m like … Tryina parse this coherently …

I keep thinking abt the concept of Trust and Jake, and I’ve come up with a dual-level structure

It’s like. On a fundamental, Personal Level, Jake almost doesn’t trust HIMSELF to be Good Enough for people to stay, or to love him, or to Care. His trust in himself is basically on the floor, at the floors level. its getting better but it tangos with the floorboards and dust bunnies and is manifested, as seen in episodes like Sabotage, in him appearing to mistrust his friends.

It’s not that he doesn’t trust his friends, though, because … He DOES.

Despite Jake’s common and frequent acknowledgement of his Trust Issues™, and while, quite frankly, it’s very unsurprising and not at all unreasonable that he’d have trust issues - Jake’s lack of trust isn’t … Actually in other people. Just. Humor me for a second. Look at this. For someone who claims to have trust issues, he is RIDICULOUSLY trusting of everyone, ranging from his closest friends to people he’s just met to his asshole dad. He doesn’t assume the worst of them, is rarely suspicious (think of episodes like Captain Peralta, or the 9-8, or even Old School, or even, more subtly, The Swedes, etc), and as mentioned before, while he struggles with expressing his Feelings™ constructively, esp when put on the spot, there are so many instances where Jake metaphorically puts his heart (not necessarily in a romantic sense) on the line for other ppl without giving it a second thought.

He’s a really sensitive, big-hearted kid, though, and he’s constantly getting hurt. And yet? He never learns? He still trusts people heedlessly and never assumes to guard himself, or second guess people’s intentions.

But. He still has trust issues. And it’s because he attributes people’s actions and their “traitorous” behaviour to HIS actions, his flaws, his screw-ups. Jake blames himself for what others do, without fail, every time. He doesn’t trust himself to be good enough. He doesn’t trust himself not to make a mess. He doesn’t trust himself to be worth people not lying, or loving, or caring.

Which is, imo, absolutely heartbreaking and the reason why he’s so shocked every time someone shows a blatant display of caring or thoughtfulness towards him, or why he was likely so careful and held back re: the “I love you” thing with Amy, or even with the mattress. I mean, he canonically admits to thinking she’s better than him, and worrying that she’ll realize that and leave, but its never framed as an “I don’t trust Amy to stay”. It’s an “ I don’t trust myself to be good enough for Amy to want to stay”.

And I just

Oh