Are there more than 9 realms?
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Consequently, are the 9 realms different dimensions?
3 Answers. It's a yes and no answer, as the other user postulated. At various times, they've been portrayed as different dimensions, and as aspects of the same dimension. All are related to the tree Yggdrasil.
Subsequently, question is, how many realms are in the universe? Ten Realms
Similarly, it is asked, are there really 9 realms?
However, some scholars have proposed identifications for the nine. For example, Henry Adams Bellows (1923) says that the Nine Worlds consist of Ásgarðr, Vanaheimr, Álfheimr, Miðgarðr, Jötunheimr, Múspellsheimr, Svartálfaheimr, Niflheimr, and perhaps Niðavellir.
Why did Odin stop at 9 realms?
He stopped after he felt that he has establishe peace as far as it can be maintained from the throne of Asgard. He believed that Odin ruled and cast a shadow of fear over the nine realms in order to keep Asgard perched atop the others.