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Vigrid is the battlefield where the gods are fated to be slain at Ragnarok, the Last Battle. It is a great green field located in Asgard, home of the Norse pantheon.[1] It is roughly circular, 120 leagues (414 miles) across, and partially bounded by forests.[2]

The Bifrost bridge from Asgard is said to have one end lie between the plains of Ida and Vigrid. The citadel Himinbjorg is located there to watch over the bridge.[3] It is located between the bridge and the walls of Asgard.[1]

Visitors to the plain of Vigrid are said to receive visions of the future, including their own doom and those around them.[4]

The Vigrid Plains, a frozen tundra used for hunting in the Frost Lands of the Material Plane, shares its name with this field.[5]

Creative origins[]

In Norse myth, Vigrid (also spelled Vigrith or Vígríðr) is attested in the poem Vafþrúðnismál, where Odin names it as the place where the Aesir will fight Surt and the giants.

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Planes of Chaos, Book of Chaos (1994), p.112.
  2. Plane facts on Gladsheim, Dragon #90 (Oct 1984), p.37.
  3. Manual of the Planes (1e) (1987), p.95-96.
  4. 101 Wondrous Whereabouts, Dragon #281 (Mar 2001), p.56.
  5. Ancient Blood, Dungeon #20 (Nov/Dec 1989), p.56-59.
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