from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The part of the world inhabited by people, imagined as a fortress encircled by a huge serpent and built by the Norse gods around the middle region of the universe.
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- proper n. The middle space or region between heaven and hell; the abode of human beings.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- The middle space or region between heaven and hell, the abode of human beings; the earth.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Scand. myth., the abode of the human race, formed out or the eyebrows of Ymer, one of the first giants, and joined to Asgard, or the abode of the gods, by the rainbow-bridge. See Asgard.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (Norse mythology) the abode of humans in Norse mythology
The term Midgard is used to refer to this middle existence of ours.
Some elves, when they're in Midgard, go to New Age bookstores to restore their sense of humor by reading about their own kind.
Thor could posit that the Asgardians aren't actually Norse Gods, but from an alien/parallel world with very advanced technology (cue the Arthur C. C.arke quote) who were taken for Gods when they last visited "Midgard", although they might get a bunch of "ripping off
Thor and his three allies will journey across the lands, through Greece, Midgard, Asia and Africa, and clash with gods, monsters, the dead and occasionally each other!
By the way, in Norse mythology Earth is called Midgard. starscream9289
According to some of you, Kirby awaits me on the rainbow bridge that connects Midgard to Asgard.
Meanwhile, back on Midgard, the mighty Thor seems to have finally found a job suitable to his temperament: hairdresser.
Get thee to Midgard until thou knowest what thy Hammer is truly for!
On Midgard Earth to us mere mortals, Thor tries a variety of occupations.
BALDER: Alas, Thor be hung like Jormungand, the Midgard Serpent, but hath no interest in mortal wenches.