Norse Mythology

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NIDHOGG

Norse fabulous creature

Also known as Nídhögg, Nidhoggr, Nidhøg, Níðhöggr, Nithhogg

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
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Nídhögg, Nidhoggr, Nidhøg, Níðhöggr, Nithhogg

Gender: Male
Type: fabulous creature
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: BAD, best avoided
Popularity index: 1420

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Article last revised on September 21, 2018 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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