Norse Myth. the earth, regarded as midway between Asgard and the underworld and encircled by a huge serpent
Origin of MidgardOld Norse mithgarthr ; from mithr, mid + garthr, yard
The part of the world inhabited by people, imagined as a fortress encircled by a huge serpent and built by the gods around the middle region of the universe.
Origin of MidgardOld Norse Midhgardhr; see medhyo- in Indo-European roots.