Asgard – norse mythology for smart people

The Rainbow Bridge between Asgard and Midgard in Richard Wagner’s Das Rheingold, directed by Otto Schenk (1990)

Asgard (Old Norse Ásgarðr, “Enclosure from the Aesir) is among the Nine Worlds of Norse mythology and also the home and fortress from the Aesir, among the two tribes of gods (another to be the Vanir, who’ve their house in Vanaheim). Asgard is situated in heaven[1] (although spiritually instead of physically, obviously) and it is linked to Midgard, the field of humanity, through the rainbow bridge Bifrost.

The -gard aspect in Asgard’s name is really a mention of ancient Germanic idea of the excellence between your innangard and utangard. What is innangard (“inside the fence”) is orderly, law-abiding, and civilized, that can be a that is utangard (“beyond the fence”) is chaotic, anarchic, and wild. This is applicable both towards the geographical plane and also the human psyche ideas and actions could be innangard or utangard just like readily as spatial locations. Asgard may be the ultimate type of the innangard, while Jotunheim, the “Homeland from the Giants,” may be the epitome from the utangard.

Midgard (“Middle Enclosure”), the field of human civilization, is, as it would seem, somewhere in the centre – not really innangard as Asgard and not really utangard as Jotunheim. But Midgard is really a space enclosed, around the geographical plane, by fences, as well as on the mental plane by norms and laws and regulations. This will make it much closer – a minimum of theoretically – to Asgard rather than Jotunheim. Quite simply, Asgard may be the divine model where the pre-Christian Norse people patterned their world.

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[1] The Poetic Edda. Grímnismál, stanza 13.


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