Gimle in Norse mythology, is heaven, or the most charming of all regions of the spirit world. As the ancient Scandinavians considered warlike plays and drinking the greatest of all joys, so also this imperishable heaven is furnished with weapons and golden drinking-horns. It is the eternal dwelling-place of Allfadur, the seat of all the good and pious, who there partake of undisturbed blessedness. At the destruction of the world, Walhalla, the ordinary seat of the deities, Asgard, and all that belongs to it, will be destroyed; even the still higher heaven, Aundlang, and the next highest seat of the light-spirits, Vidblain, will perish; but Gimle, extending high above all these, will not even be touched by the frightful Ragnarokr (destroyer), but will stand with the eternal god, to receive the valiant warriors and the slain asas.

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