Realm of the Gods
Map of Yggdrasil
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In Norse religion, Asgard (Old Norse: "Ásgarðr"; "Enclosure of the Æsir") is one of the Nine Realms, as well as the magical kingdom and home of the Norse Gods. It is surrounded by an incomplete wall attributed to a Hrimthurs riding the stallion Svaðilfari, according to Gylfaginning. Odin and Frigg are the rulers of Asgard.
One of Asgard's well known locations is Valhalla, a majestic and enormous hall located in the middle of Asgard, ruled over by Odin.
For millennia, the realm of Asgard has been protected by Odin's son, Thor, the god of thunder.
Asgard has a burning rainbow bridge called The Bifröst, it reaches between the two realms of Asgard and Midgard (Earth), connecting them together. The bridge is guarded by the all-seeing gatekeeper, Heimdallr; the god of foreknowledge, keen eyesight and hearing.
In Norse mythology, for centuries, the realm of Asgard and all it's wonders has been the home for the Gods ever since it was created for them by Odin and his brothers, Vili and Vé. It is a small, other dimensional planetoid (its surface area being about the same size as the continental United States of America), whose nature and physics are different from those of planetary bodies in the Earthly dimension. It is not round like the Earth, does not spin on its axis, and does not revolve around the sun. Asgard does have intervals of night and day (of undisclosed duration), so some object or force functions as a sun. It is a flat, asteroid-like land-mass floating in space, that has a top surface with a gravitational pull, similar to that of the Earth’s, in order to keep the citizens and their cities from floating into the void. The matter on Asgard is also denser and more durable than the matter on Earth. There is an unknown force that keeps the surfaces of Asgard from eroding and from allowing its bodies of water from drifting off into space. Asgard has unknown intervals of day and night, it is unclear as to whether it uses Earth’s sun as a source of light, and there is no evidence that the seasons change.
In the series
One day, all the Asgardians decided to leave Asgard to be amongst the mortals on Midgard, to get them to start believing in the gods again. But because the gods had lived amongst the mortals for many years, their powers had dulled and left them weak. Because of their weakened powers, the gods were unable to return home to Asgard, and so they fled to New Zealand, to escape from the christian people. So for many years, ever since the gods left it, Asgard remained uninhabited until the return of the All-Father, his beloved, and all the other Asgardians. When Odin and Frigg were reunited, they emerged from Axl and Hanna, along with all the other gods in the Johnson family and friends, and they returned home to Asgard. Heimdallr took the Bifröst Bridge home with him to watch over Asgard, as was his sworn duty. When the gods finally returned, their powers were restored to them in-full, and the first thing Odin did (after he took Axl's sword with him) was he brought Michele back to life from death, and then he prepared for battle against the midgard serpent, Jörmungandr, and save the world from Ragnarök.
The Bifröst is an inter-dimensional rainbow bridge, located at the front edge of Asgard. It bridges Asgard and Midgard together. It is constantly guarded by the gatekeeper Heimdallr.
Bilskírnir is the hall of Thor. It means "lightning-crack".
Fensalir ("water halls") is the hall where Frigg dwells.
Hliðskjálf is the throne of Odin. From this high seat, he can see into all nine realms. Others who have used Hliðskjálf include Frigg.
Valhalla, is a majestic, enormous hall ruled over by Odin. It is also the hall of slain warriors and heroes who live there blissfully under Odin's leadership.
- Baldr - God of Rebirth, Light & Beauty
- Bragi - God of Poetry
- Freyja - Goddess of Prosperity
- Frigg - Goddess of Marriage, Fertility, & Motherhood; Queen of Asgard and Wife of Odin
- Fulla - Handmaiden of Frigg
- Heimdallr - God of Foreknowledge, Keen eyesight & Hearing; Keeper of the Bifröst Bridge and Guardian of Asgard
- Hel - Goddess of Death
- Höðr - God of Winter, Cold & Darkness
- Hœnir - God of Silence
- Iðunn - Goddess of Youth
- Kvasir - Wisest of the Gods
- Lofn - Goddess of Forbidden Loves
- Loki - God of Fire, Mischief & Trickery
- Móði - Insane son of Thor
- Odin - God of Wisdom, Victory & Magic; Allfather of the Gods; King of Asgard and Lord of Hosts
- Sága - Advisor of Odin
- Sjöfn - Goddess of Love
- Snotra - Goddess of Prudence
- Thor - God of Thunder
- Tyr - God of War
- Ullr - God of the Hunt, Skill & Duel
- Vár - Goddess of Oaths
Asgard has never been seen in the series, but mentioned at times in some episodes.