noun \ˈas-ˌgärd, ˈaz-\

Definition of ASGARD

:  the home of the Norse gods

Origin of ASGARD

Old Norse āsgarthr
First Known Use: 1806


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

In Norse mythology, the dwelling place of the gods. It consisted of 12 or more realms, including Valhalla, home of Odin; Thrudheim, home of Thor; and Breidablick, home of Balder. Each Norse god had his own palace in Asgard. This heavenly region could only be reached from earth via the rainbow bridge called Bifrost.


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