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Asgard

(ăs`gärd), in Norse mythology, home of the gods, also known as Aesir. It consisted of luxurious palaces and halls, in which the gods (whose chief was Odin) dwelled, conferred, and banqueted. One of the most beautiful of these halls was ValhallaValhalla
or Walhalla
, in Norse mythology, Odin's hall for slain heroes. This martial paradise was one of the most beautiful halls of Asgard. The dead warriors, brought to Valhalla by the Valkyries, fought during the day and feasted at night.
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. Entrance to Asgard could be gained only by crossing the rainbow bridge Bifrost, which was guarded by Heimdall, the watchman of the gods. See also Germanic religionGermanic religion,
pre-Christian religious practices among the tribes of Western Europe, Germany, and Scandinavia. The main sources for our knowledge are the Germania of Tacitus and the Elder Edda and the Younger Edda.
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Asgard

abode of the gods. [Norse Myth.: Walsh Classical, 34]
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Terrestrial arthropods that could have made this type of burrow include insects, particularly coleopterans, and their larvae (Bromley and Asgaard 1979; Hasiotis 2002; Schlirf and Uchman 2005).
Final contracts are expected to be concluded in 2010 and will, if implemented, be a breakthrough for the Danish group's efforts to create a broader foundation for its activities which to date have primarily consisted of real estate development projects, Asgaard said.
They are Rusophycus Hall, 1852, Cruziana d'Orbigny, 1842 and Isopodichnus Bornemann, 1889 whose nomenclatural problem have been addressed by Glaessner (1957), Osgood (1970: 303), Bromley and Asgaard (1979), Pollard (1985: 283) and Pemberton and Frey (1991).
Thus, he reached out for the mythical Asgaard in the turgid German heaven.
Danish property developer Asgaard Group A/S (OMX Copenhagen: ASGGRO) published on Wednesday its interim report for the first half of the financial year 2007/2008, posting a pre-tax profit of DKK19.
The established organisms, unsuited to such environmental changes, either had to relocate by displacing themselves upward, or perish (Bromley and Asgaard 1991).
Danish investment company Asgaard Development A/S reported on Thursday (15 December) a pre-tax profit of DKK18.
The Danish investor Asgaard Development A/S said on Wednesday (31 August) that its wholly-owned subsidiary Asgaard Ejendomsudvikling A/S was planning to build new homes and commercial properties in Lejre, Denmark.
The Danish investment company Asgaard Development A/S said on Tuesday (9 August) that it had upgraded its post-tax profit forecast for the financial year 2004/2005.
The Danish investment company Asgaard Development A/S issued on Thursday (26 May) its report for the first half of the financial year 2004/2005, posting a group operating result of DKK6.
The Danish development and investment company Asgaard Development A/S issued on Wednesday (15 December) its report for the financial year 2003/2004, posting an operating result of DKK14.
The Danish investment company Asgaard Development A/S published its first quarter results on Thursday (27 May), posting a pre-tax profit of DKK2.