Beowulf is a hero of an old English poem of the same name.
Beowulf, the son of Ecgtheow and nephew of Hygelac, King of the Geats,
whose kingdom was what is now Southern Sweden, was a warrior and king
from Geatland. Quoting Bulfinch's
Mythology: The Age of Fable, Beowulf:
In his boyhood Beowulf gave evidence of the great feats of strength
and courage which in manhood made him the deliverer of Hrothgar, King
of Denmark, from the monster, Grendel, and later in his own kingdom
from the fiery dragon which dealt Beowulf a mortal blow.
The name Asgard stems from the Scandinavian mythology.
Asgard is the abode of the celestials, Utgard is the abode of the
giants. Midgard is between the two -- better than Utgard, but inferior
to Asgard. Midgard is the abode of the first pair, from whom sprang
the human race. It was made of the eyebrows of Ymer, and was joined to
Asgard by the rainbow bridge called Bifrost.
From the Dictionary
of Phrase and Fable, describing Asgard:
The fortress of the Asir or the Northern gods, the Olympos of
Scandinavian mythology. It is said to be situated in the centre of the
universe, and accessible only by the rainbow-bridge (Bifrost). The
word As means a "god," and gard an "enclosure," our "yard." Odin was
priest of Asgard before he migrated to the Lake Logur or Moelar Sea
The kingdom of Asgard is the land surrounding and encompassing the
city of Asgard, nestled within the Asgard Mountains and the Sea of
Marmora. Except for the densely-populated city of Asgard, the kingdom
is a rolling green meadow dotted with small farms (map of Asgard, more
Thor is the mightiest of the Norse gods. Odin is his
father; his mother is Earth. He drives a chariot pulled by two goats,
and he has three great treasures: a belt that, when he wears it,
doubles his strength; the terrible hammer Miollnir, with which he
smites his enemies; and a pair of iron gloves, which he must wear to
wield the hammer. Thor, red-bearded god of sky, is the
guardian of Asgard, home of the gods, and of the homes and
farmsteads of his worshipers.