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
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Nídhögg, Nidhoggr, Nidhøg, Níðhöggr, Nithhogg
Type: fabulous creature
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
Role: Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating: BAD, best avoided
Popularity index: 5245
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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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