The Midgard serpent gaped wide at the bait, and the hook stuck fast in his mouth.
They took his eyebrows and formed them into the place where Men now dwell, Midgard.
The root that extends into Midgard is carefully tended by the three Norns,—goddesses who are regarded as the dispensers of fate.
And so our world of Midgard was filled with busy work and play.
But this may be a reflection of Norse myths of the Midgard serpent, sometimes equated with Leviathan.
The ancient name for it was the Midgard serpent, and doubtless, for the old myth-maker, it had another significance.
Some of the roots were firmly fixed in Midgard, and even extended underground to the home of the swarthy elves.
It flowed slowly out of the mountains like a colossal snake—some Midgard monster or river of destruction.
The sight of his kind face was a joy to the sir, and to all the people of Midgard.
Rigsthula expressly presents Heimdal as teaching runes to the people whom he blessed by his arrival in 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.).