Asgard

Asgard in Norse mythology, is sometimes called the capital city of the fabulous country Asaheim; sometimes, again, the residence of the Asa deities. As the latter, it is a city, or a beautiful extended palace, which the Asas built in the centre of the earth. Around this palace are the loveliest evergreen woods, in which, after their meals, the deities roam about. This will continue until Ragnarok, the great night, shall break in upon them, when the deities will disappear. One of the palaces in Asgard is Walhalla (q.v.). There is still another palace in Asgard, Walaskialf, the residence of Odin, in which there is a high tower, from which he can view the whole world. Wingolf is the friendly residence of the goddesses, and Glaadscheim the greatest place in Asgard, on which each of the twelve gods has an honorary residence. Over all these abodes, however, Odin's residence may be seen. There they hold judgment upon men and deities.

 
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