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Utgard

[oot-gahrd] /ˈut gɑrd/
noun, Scandinavian Mythology
1.
a home of the Jotuns, outside Midgard and Asgard: probably synonymous with Jotunheim.
Origin of Utgard
< Old Norse Ūtgarthar, equivalent to ūt out + garthar yard2; cf. garth
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  • Utgard, those outermost islands where dwell the giants who are the mortal enemies of the old gods.

    Storm Over Warlock Andre Norton
  • And then he left them and they went into Utgard, the City of the Giants.

    The Children of Odin Padraic Colum
  • Utgard was a broken necklace, the outermost island-beads lost, the inner ones more isolated by the rise in water, more forbidding.

    Storm Over Warlock Andre Norton
  • The next day Thor and Loki came into the great hall of Utgard.

    The Children of Odin Padraic Colum
  • Why, you are no man, said the Utgard people; there is an Old Woman that will wrestle you!

  • The followers of Utgard's king think little of such manikins as you, and will not bear any nonsense, I assure you.

    In The Days of Giants Abbie Farwell Brown
  • They trailed back across the beach, their backs now to the sea and Utgard.

    Storm Over Warlock Andre Norton
  • Around Midgard lay the sea, and beyond that Utgard, a hideous frozen country inhabited by giants, enemies of the gods.

  • You think that I am big; but you will see fellows taller still when you come to Utgard.

    In The Days of Giants Abbie Farwell Brown
  • Then he transported his fleet over to Russia, took Daxo, bound him in chains, and sent him away to be kept in Utgard.

    The Danish History, Books I-IX Saxo Grammaticus ("Saxo the Learned")
British Dictionary definitions for Utgard

Utgard

/ˈʊtɡɑːd; ˈuːt-/
noun
1.
(Norse myth) one of the divisions of Jotunheim, land of the giants, ruled by Utgard-Loki
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