(Note: The following definitions are in relation to the Ways of Wyrd Universe. Creative license has been taken with actual Norse Mythology for story purposes.)
Alfheim [ALV-heym] – Home of the Ljósalfar [ joo-sal-far] also known as the Light Elves. Ruled by the Vanir god Freyr.
Asgard [AHS-gahrd] – Home of the Aesir [ey-sir], powerful, immortal beings often referred to as the gods. Ruled over by Odin the Allfather, and location of Valhalla, Odin’s hall.
Helheim [HEL-heym] – Home of the dead, also known as the Underworld. Ruled over by the goddess Hel.
Jotunheim [YAW-toon-heym] – Home of the Jotun [yaw-toon] also known as Frost Giants. The Jotuns are divided into two factions, the Enlightened and the Devourers, and each one controls half the world.
Midgard [MID-gahrd] – Also known as Earth. Home of humans and a dimensional waystation between the Nine Worlds until the gateways stopped functioning correctly and stranded Outlanders there.
Muspelheim [MOO-spell-heym] – Home of the Fire Elementals. Ruled over by King Surt.
Niflheim [NIV-uhl-heym] – Home of the Ice Elementals, which live as parts of a collective.
Svartalfheim [SVART-alv-heym] – Home of the Svartalf, also known as the Dark Elves. Inhabitants live in underground caverns and are ruled over by King Alvis.
Vanaheim [VAN-uh-heym] – Home of the Vanir, powerful, immortal beings often referred to as the gods. Ruled by Freya.