Miðgarðsormr

Primary Sources

    Secondary Sources

    • Cleasby, Richard and Vigfússon Guðbrandur. An Icelandic-English Dictionary. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1957. Print.
anonymous
Þórr (non.)
Thor (en.)
In The Prose Edda he is the son of Óðinn and the giantess Jörð. However, in Heimskringla he is a mortal.
AM 738 4to Edda Oblongata This manuscript is known by its shelf mark AM 738. However, it is also known as the Edda Oblongata because because its height is unusually tall compared to its width. It was created circa 1680 by an unknown scribe.
Prose Edda Snorri Sturluson's thirteenth-century prose work concerning Old Norse mythology and poetics.
Þórr fishing for Miðgarðsormr Myth This myth relates the story of Þórr's almost successful attempt to catch Miðgarðsormr on a fishing line.
Miðgarðsormr (non.)
Midgard Serpent (en.)
Miðgarðsormr is a monstrous serpent who is the progeny of Loki and the giantess Angrboða. This serpent is also known as Jörmungandr.