- the home of the Aesir and location of Valhalla and the palaces of the individual gods: connected with the earth by the rainbow bridge, Bifrost.
Origin of Asgard
< Old Norse Āsgarthr, equivalent to ās god (cognate with Old English ōs) + garthr yard; see garth
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Examples from the Web for asgard
From afar, the confab known as the World Economic Forum in Davos looked a little like Asgard, the mythical home of the Norse gods.At Davos 2014, The Gods Of Mischief Rule
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Then the goats took the two sons of Woden back to their home in Asgard.
The other gods that lived in Asgard knew that Baldur was safe from all harm.
Well had it been said that Loki was at the bottom of all the misfortunes that ever befell in Asgard.
Not for nothing does a Frost Giant stand within the walls of Asgard.
And this is how the Apples of Youth were once very nearly lost to Asgard.
- Norse myth the dwelling place of the principal gods, the Aesir
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Word Origin and History for asgard
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