Niðafjöll - "(Old Norse, 'dark mountains') are mountains in the underworld from which the dragon of death Niðhöggr comes (Völuspá 66 - Poetic Edda). In Snorri
(Gylfaginning 51 - Prose Edda) the Niðafjöll are the same as the Niðvellir in Völuspá 37. According to his information there was a golden palace there called
Sindri. But this is probably a misunderstanding since in Völuspá 37, the palace is the residence of Sindri's family, i.e. the dwarfs. Snorri further comments that
this place will be inhabited in the new world following the Ragnarök by good and virtuous people. This re-interpretation which, despite its proximity to Hel
apparently causes Snorri no problem whatsoever, shows that the northern Other World landscapes (such as Niðafjöll, Niðvellir, Glæsisvellir, Oðáinsakr and others)
were never understood as places of punishment in the sense of the Christian hell." - Page 231, Dictionary of Northern Mythology by Rudolf Simek|
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