In his "Lecture on Dragons," presented to an audience of children at the University Museum in Oxford, on 1 January 1938, (shortly after the publication of The Hobbit) besides discussing the dragon fight in Beowulf and the fight between Sigurd and Fafnir in the Volsunga Saga, Tolkien also related the legend of Thor and the Midgard Serpent, and briefly referred "to Chinese dragons, to Merlin and the red and white dragons in Geoffrey of Monmouth's History of the Kings of Britain, and to St.
In the Prose Edda, Snorri says that when the Midgard Serpent was brought before Odin: "he flung the serpent into the deep sea which surrounds the whole world, and it grew so large that it now lies in the middle of the ocean round the earth biting its own tail" (56, cf.
names: the midgard serpent
combined with the giant ymir and at one time
As fallen heroes who have ascended to the afterlife in the mythological world of the Norse gods, "Mythica" players embark on an epic quest to ascend to godhood by battling hordes of fantastic creatures or facing off against gigantic creatures of legend, such as the Midgard Serpent
Accompanied by three courageous companions, Bjarni must journey to battle the legendary Midgard Serpent.
Inspired by Norse mythology, Cultures 2 combines elements of simulation, adventure, and role-playing to envelop the player in Bjarni's quest to defeat the fabled Midgard Serpent.
In this month's Clip & Save Art Print, the dreaded Jormungand, also known as the Midgard Serpent breaks the surface of the ocean and comes face-to-face with Thor, the Viking god of thunder.
And finally, there is Jormungand, the Midgard Serpent.
This could be Thor, with his Viking braid, fighting the Midgard serpent which killed him with its spewed poison.
Changing to the top panel in the arch we see someone blowing a long horn, as well he should be, if the double-headed Midgard serpent is attacking and Surt and the fire-giants are advancing.
Using godlike powers, players can dispel droves of menacing monsters with a single blow or battle massive, monstrous beasts such as the Midgard Serpent
Share the Art Print with students and read them the tale of Thor and the Midgard Serpent