- the middle earth, home of men, lying between Niflheim and Muspelheim, formed from the body of Ymir.
Origin of Midgard
Examples from the Web for midgard
They took his eyebrows and formed them into the place where Men now dwell, Midgard.The Children of Odin
And so our world of Midgard was filled with busy work and play.
The sight of his kind face was a joy to the sir, and to all the people of Midgard.
The ancient name for it was the Midgard serpent, and doubtless, for the old myth-maker, it had another significance.Vanishing Roads and Other Essays
Richard Le Gallienne
Next he turned his gaze down into the depths of the blue ocean which flowed about Midgard like a great river.In The Days of Giants
Abbie Farwell Brown
Midgarth (ˈmɪdɡɑːð) or Mithgarthr (ˈmɪðɡɑːðə)
- Norse myth the dwelling place of mankind, formed from the body of the giant Ymir and linked by the bridge Bifrost to Asgard, home of the gods
Word Origin and History for midgard
in Germanic cosmology, "world inhabited by men (opposed to Asgard, the abode of the gods), 1882, from Old Norse miðgarðr, from mið "mid" (see mid) + Proto-Germanic *gardoz "enclosure, tract" (see yard (n.1)). The Old English cognate was middangeard, which later was folk-etymologized as middle earth (late 13c.).