Utgard (outer place) In Norse mythology, chief city of Jotunheim, the land of the giants. Its ruler was Skrymir, who was called UtgardLoki (Magus of Utgard) when he encountered Thor. Utgard appears in the Poetic Edda and the Prose Edda. In some medieval literature Utgard and Loki are combined to form the name of a devil in Christian folklore. The medieval world view saw the earth as a round, flat disk, with the ocean all the way around it.
Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend, Third Edition – Written by Anthony S. Mercatante & James R. Dow– Copyright © 2009 by Anthony S. Mercatante
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