Miðgarðsormr

Miðgarðsormr

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Creatures: animals, birds, monsters etc.

Jörmungandr (non.)
Jormungand (en.)
A monstrous serpent who is the progeny of Loki and the giantess Angrboða. This serpent is also known as Miðgarðsormr and, in English, the Midgard Serpent.
Miðgarðsormr (non.)
Midgard Serpent (en.)
A monstrous serpent who is the progeny of Loki and the giantess Angrboða. This serpent is also known as Jörmungandr and in English as the Midgard Serpent.

Gods and Goddesses

Þórr (non.)
Thor (en.)
In the Prose Edda, Þórr is the son of Óðinn and the giantess Jörð. However, in Heimskringla, he is a mortal.

Myths

Þórr's Fishing Trip
This myth relates the story of Þórr's almost successful attempt to catch Miðgarðsormr on a fishing line. The giant Hymir does not cut Þórr's fishing line in the poem Hymiskiða. Hymir only cuts the line in Snorri's Edda.

Nouns

ormr (non.)
serpent (en.)

Source Materials:

AM 738 4to (is.)
Edda Oblongata (la.)
This manuscript is known by its shelf mark AM738. However, it is also known as the Edda Oblongata because its height is unusually tall compared to its width. It was created circa 1680 by an unknown scribe.
Prose Edda (is.)
Snorri Sturluson's thirteenth-century prose work concerning Old Norse mythology and poetics.

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