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NIDHOGG

Norse fabulous creature

Also known as NIDHOGGR, NITHHOGG, NÍDHÖGG, NÍÐHÖGG, NÍÐHÖGGR, NIDHØG

The Worm at the End of the Universe

He is a dragon that lurks at the bottom of the World Tree and gnaws endlessly at YGGDRASIL’s roots. He seems to be a fearsome pet of HEL who escaped from HELHEIM for a good old rampage but got stuck in the tangled roots.

Now he bites at the tree, always hoping to nibble his way to freedom, while also enduring the most fearsomely rude insults from the cheeky squirrel RATATOSKR. By now his temper must be dreadful. We hope he doesn’t get loose any time soon.

NIDHOGG FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : NIDHOGG
Location : Scandinavia
Gender : Male
Type : fabulous creature
In charge of :
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : BAD, best avoided
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : NIDHOGGR, NITHHOGG, NÍDHÖGG, NÍÐHÖGG, NÍÐHÖGGR, NIDHØG
Popularity index : 786

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Article last updated on 11 January 2013 by the Godchecker Team.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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