Definition of Asgard

1. Noun. (Norse mythology) the heavenly dwelling of the Norse gods (the Aesir) and slain war heroes.

Generic synonyms: Fictitious Place, Imaginary Place, Mythical Place
Category relationships: Norse Mythology

Definition of Asgard

1. Proper noun. (context mythology paganism) The realm of the Æsir gods in Norse mythology or Heathenry. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Asgard

Asclepias verticillata
Ascoli's test
Ascoli Piceno
Ascoli reaction
Ascophyllum nodosum
Aselli's gland
Aselli's pancreas
Ases' Garth
Ash Can
Ash Wednesday
Ash Wednesdays
Ashby method
Ashcan school
Asherman's syndrome

Literary usage of Asgard

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Younger Edda: Also Called Snorre's Edda, Or the Prose Edda. An English by Snorri Sturluson (1879)
"He therefore undertook a journey to asgard. He went secret^ ly, having assumed the likeness of an old man, and striving thus to disguise himself. ..."

2. A History of Sweden from the Earliest Times to the Present Day by Neander Nicolas Cronholm (1902)
"Ynglinga Saga—Odin—asgard—Odin and ... the home of the gods, in which was located asgard, a great place of sacrifice, where lived Odin, ..."

3. The Royal Academy of Arts: A Complete Dictionary of Contributors and Their Algernon Graves by Algernon Graves (1906)
"'The gods of asgard send their messengers to inquire if Balder should be restored to life; all consent but a witch called Thok, etc. ..."

4. Heroes and Heroines of Fiction: Classical, Mediæval, Legendary; Famous by William Shepard Walsh (1915)
"He had only one hand, for when the terrible Fenris Wolf grew so powerful as to threaten the very gods in asgard, Туг ventured to chain him up with bonds ..."

5. Norse Stories Retold from the Eddas by Hamilton Wright Mabie (1902)
"Chapter IV How Odin brought the Mead to asgard BESIDES the gods who lived in asgard and ruled over Mid- gard, the world of men, there were the Vans, ..."

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