Níðhöggr Near the End of Ragnarök

Primary Sources

  • Moe, Louis Maria Niels Peder Halling. Ragnarok: En Billeddigtning. København, A.F. Høst, 1929. Print.

Secondary Sources

  • Cleasby, Richard and Vigfússon Guðbrandur. An Icelandic-English Dictionary. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1957. Print.
  • Simek, Rudolf. Angela Hall . Dictionary of Northern Mythology. W Woodbridge: D. S. Brewer, 2007. Print.
Moe, Louis (no.)
b. 1857
d. 1945
Nationality: Norwegian/Danish.
Occupation: illustrator
Residence: Copenhagen
Moe was an illustrator who was born in Norway but became a Danish citizen in 1919.
Ragnarök (non.)
Ragnarok (en.)
The final great battle between the gods and the giants.
Ragnarok: En Billeddigtning
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 and in English as the Midgard Serpent.
Níðhöggr (non.)
Nidhoggr (en.)
Níðhöggr appears in both the Poetic and the Prose Edda where it gnaws on the roots of Yggdrasil and causes dissent in its interaction with the eagle who sits at the top of Yggdrasil. Níðhöggr also appears at the end of Völuspá where it gnaws on the corpses of the dead in a hall called Náströnd. Níðhöggr is referred to as a snake in the Prose Edda and Grímnismál but in Vóluspá it is also referred to as a dragon.
dreki (non.)
dragon (en.)