The giants of Jotunheim, the Midgard serpent
, the dwarves, the Aesir, the Vanir and the world-tree Yggdrassil-they're all here.
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
The Fenris Wolf breaks loose, the Midgard Serpent
is freed from its constraints, and evil overtakes the universe.
Thor and the Midgard Serpent
, which encircles the earth, will slay each other, as will Heimdall and Loki.
In his Viking boat (the finest craft I have ever rowed) we pluck plaice and cod from the icy waters of the fjord while the puffinologist tells of trolling the waters of Loch Ness at midnight with a calf's head, fishing for the Monster like Thor fishing for the Midgard serpent
Thor killed the Midgard serpent
with his hammer but was drowned in his flood of venom.
Accompanied by three courageous companions, Bjarni must journey to battle the legendary 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.
This could be Thor, with his Viking braid, fighting the Midgard serpent
which killed him with its spewed poison.
Share the Art Print with students and read them the tale of Thor and the Midgard Serpent