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Gladsheim

[glahts-heym] /ˈglɑts heɪm/
noun, Scandinavian Mythology.
1.
the golden palace of Odin, of which Valhalla was a part.
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  • This hall was called Gladsheim, and the palace of the goddesses was called Vingolf.

    Stories from Northern Myths

    Emilie Kip Baker
  • The glory of Gladsheim was its wondrous hall, radiant with gold, the most lovely room that time has ever seen.

    In The Days of Giants Abbie Farwell Brown
  • The shadow was in Asgard too,—had walked through Frigga's hall, and seated itself upon the threshold of Gladsheim.

    The Heroes of Asgard Annie Keary
  • After this second failure Odin again called a council of sir in Gladsheim, and Thor stood among the others, silent and shamefaced.

    The Heroes of Asgard Annie Keary
  • And the two birds flew away to carry the news to Odin in the happy halls of Gladsheim.

    The Story of Siegfried James Baldwin
  • It happened long ago, when the good folk at Gladsheim were wont to visit the mid-world oftener than now.

    The Story of Siegfried James Baldwin
  • The shadow was in Asgard, too—had walked through Frigga's hall and seated itself upon the threshold of Gladsheim.

  • The greatest of all the palaces was Gladsheim, that was built by the golden-leaved wood, Glasir.

    The Children of Odin Padraic Colum
  • Gladsheim, where there are twelve seats for the gods, besides the throne occupied by Alfather.

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