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Gimle (Gimlé) (alternately Gimli as in Icelandic), in Norse mythology, is a place where the survivors of Ragnarök are foretold to live. It is mentioned in the Prose Edda and Völuspá and described as the most beautiful place on Earth, more beautiful than the Sun.

In Asgard, the realm of the gods, Gimli is the golden roof of a building where righteous men go when they die.[1]

The Norwegian fascist politician and Minister President Vidkun Quisling (1887-1945) named his Oslo residence, the Villa Grande, Gimle on the basis of this mythology.[2]


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  1. ^ Davidson, H. R. Ellis. Gods and Myths of Northern Europe. England: Penguin Books. p. 28. ISBN 978-0-14-013627-2. 
  2. ^ Gimle "Villa auf Bygdøy in Oslo" (in Norwegian). in the Store norske leksikon. Retrieved 22 September 2014.