Dragons have permeated many cultures mythology, possibly through the early discovery of fossils after all, how else could they explain fossilised teeth and bones and Norse mythology was no different. Four main creatures are referenced in their literature. Is a dragon (or serpent) that gnaws away at the root of Yggdrasil, the fabled world tree. Described in Prose Edda and Poetic Edda as gnawing at the roots from below, it was one of many creatures that inhabited Yggdrasil.
The word Nio was a term that implied a loss of status and honour. , also known as the Midgard (World) Serpent, is a sea serpent and said to be the offspring of Loki and the giantess Angrboða. Thrown into the great ocean that encircles Midgard by Odin. It grew so large that it encircled the earth and could grasp its own tale. When it releases its tail, Ragnarök will begin.Jörmungandrs arch-enemy is the thunder-god, Thor. It is an example of an ouroboros. Fáfnir is a son of the dwarf king Hreidmar, and after being affected by the curse of Andvaris ring and gold, Fafnir became a dragon and was slain by Sigurd. Its suggested that Tolkein based the dragon Smaug on the legend of Fafnir.
Unnamed dragon in the 13th century book by Saxo Grammaticus, Gesta Danorum. The Deeds of the Danes.
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