Asgard

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Asgard (Norse mythology) the heavenly dwelling of the Norse gods (the Aesir) and slain war heroes
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Asgard In Norse myth., the abode of the twelve gods and twenty-six goddesses, and of heroes slain in battle, formed of the eyebrows of the giant Ymer. In the midst of Asgard were the plain of Ida (Idavollr), where the gods assembled in council, and Odin's throne (Hlidskjalf). The several gods and goddesses had their own dwellings, and Valhalla (Odin's hall), Gladsheim (the special hall of the gods), and Vingolf (that of the goddesses) were common meeting-places for them all. Asgard was connected with Midgard (the earth) by the bridge Bifrost.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Asgard as′gärd the heaven of Norse mythology, abode of the twelve gods and twenty-six goddesses, and of heroes slain in battle.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ice. asgardhr, āss, a god, gardhr, an enclosure.

Usage

In literature:

The Gods dwell above in Asgard, the Garden of the Asen, or Divinities; Jotunheim, a distant dark chaotic land, is the home of the Jotuns.
"Heroes and Hero Worship" by Thomas Carlyle
Jotunheim rushes upon Asgard.
"Suspended Judgments" by John Cowper Powys
And the stars came out in heaven, High over Asgard, to light home the King.
"Poetical Works of Matthew Arnold" by Matthew Arnold
He is the god of martial honour, and one of the twelve principal deities of Asgard.
"Myths of the Norsemen" by H. A. Guerber
Asgard was overshadowed by the mighty tree Igdrasil.
"Harper's Young People, August 24, 1880" by Various
Their principal city was Asgard.
"Legends of the Saxon Saints" by Aubrey de Vere
Begone, then, from Asgard, for we are free from our bond, and would have no further dealing with thee or thy evil brood.
"Told by the Northmen:" by E. M. [Ethel Mary] Wilmot-Buxton
Asgard alone could give us sweeter bliss!
"Writings in the United Amateur, 1915-1922" by Howard Phillips Lovecraft
The people in the North once believed that high above the clouds was the beautiful plain of Asgard.
"Nature Myths and Stories for Little Children" by Flora J. Cooke
He is summoning the descendants of Asgard to war against Rome.
"A Captive of the Roman Eagles" by Felix Dahn
It cannot be more beautiful in the heaven of the Christian, nor in Master Hildebrand's Asgard or Breidablick.
"A Struggle for Rome, v. 3" by Felix Dahn
This magnificent hall is in Asgard, the garden of the Ases, the gods of Old Norse mythology.
"Women of the Teutonic Nations" by Hermann Schoenfeld
THE HEROES OF ASGARD: TALES FROM SCANDINAVIAN MYTHOLOGY.
"The Youngest Girl in the School" by Evelyn Sharp
The great gathering-place of the gods in Asgard is the plains of Ida.
"The Story of Norway" by Hjalmar H. Boyesen
Author Castle Daly, A Doubting Heart, Heroes of Asgard, Clemency Franklyn, etc.
"A Brief Handbook of English Authors" by Oscar Fay Adams
The root that extends into Asgard is carefully tended by three Norns, who correspond to the Fates of Greek mythology.
"The Student's Mythology" by Catherine Ann White
There he worked the whole night long, and all through Asgard were heard the blows of Miolnir and the roaring of the bellows.
"Asgard Stories" by Mary H. Foster and Mabel H. Cummings
They are, he thinks, based on what happened in the ancient Asgard, that is, Troy.
"Teutonic Mythology, Vol. 1 of 3" by Viktor Rydberg, Ph.D.
THE HEROES OF ASGARD.
"The King of Schnorrers" by Israel Zangwill
Waegner's Asgard and the gods.
"Selected List of Swan Sonnenschein & Co.'s Publications" by Swan Sonnenschein & Co.
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In poetry:

The formless Winds are roaming through
Druidic grove and vale:
Deserted Asgard and Meru
For Thor and Indra wail:
"Dominions Of The Boundary" by Bernard O Dowd
"The gods are what you make them,
As earth shall Asgard prove;
And hate will come of hating,
And love will come of love.
"The Dole Of Jarl Thorkell" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Thanks, Mary! for this wild-wood token
Of Freya's footsteps drawing near;
Almost, as in the rune of Asgard,
The growing of the grass I hear.
"The First Flowers" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Sam Adams St Patty's Day Bruins/Flyers Pregame at The Asgard .
No routes to Asgard planned.
A STORY IS TOLD ABOUT THE AESIR, THE gods of Asgard.
Mary Jane and Asgard Biff at the 28th annual Asgard Toy Run JOHN FITZHUGH — SUN HERALD Buy Photo.
Mary Jane and Asgard Biff at the 28th annual Asgard Toy Run JOHN FITZHUGH — SUN HERALD.
Anne Hale and Jennifer Williams at the 28th annual Asgard Toy Run JOHN FITZHUGH — SUN HERALD.
Since 1983 Asgard Systems has been producing employee scheduling software.
The following opinion piece was posted by "Asgard Ferret" on the Mercury's new Blog Town, USA site, in response to a posting, "How Civil Are Civil Unions".
But when Thor 's anger-management issues force his big daddy, Odin (Anthony Hopkins), to banish him from the mystical planet Asgard, Thor is in for a rude awakening.
Culture shock rages on both sides (short vs tall, woman vs man, scientist vs supernatural being) while, back in Asgard, Thor 's younger brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) schemes to claim the throne.
Son of Asgard Hammers Its Way Into App Store.
Determined to prove himself to his father and jealous of Thor 's accomplishments, Loki schemes to keep his sibling out of Asgard forever.
Determined to prove himself to his father, and jealous of Thor 's accomplishments, Loki schemes to keep his sibling out of Asgard forever.
The epic adventure " Thor " spans the Marvel Universe from present day Earth to the realm of Asgard.
Meanwhile back in Asgard, Thor 's evil brother Loki (Hiddleston) is plotting to take over the throne.
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In science:

In Norse mythology, Bifrost (pron. bee-frost) is the name of the rainbow bridge from Midgard (the real of man) to Asgard (the realm of the gods), build from fire, water and air.
The stellar atmosphere simulation code Bifrost
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