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Although it is probably less well known to the general public than Greek and Egyptian mythologies, Norse mythology is no less abundant. Indeed, the Germanic and Viking peoples of northern Europe have nurtured a polytheistic religion abounding in war stories, fantastic cr...

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A snake of northern myths, Nidhögg is a dark creature of Niflheim. Introduction of the Dragon Nighogg Existing since the dawn of time, the Nidhögg (Niddhöggr or Niohöggr), whose name means the one who strikes with ferocity, is a gigantic snake (sometimes called a d...

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Drakkar is the name used, especially in French - but in no Scandinavian language, to designate a Viking ship. It is a barbarism and solecism that appeared in the 19th century. "Drakar" was certified in 1840. It is one of the names of the ships of the ancient Scandinav...

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Jormungand, The Giant Snake/dragon Of Viking Legends In Norse mythology, it is the name of the Midgard Serpent (Middle World). He is sometimes depicted biting his tail like an Ouroboros; he encircles the earth, lying on the bed of the Ocean, from where he will emerge at ...

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Story of Fáfnir The Dragon Fáfnir is the son of the magician Hreidmar, the greedy king of the dwarf people, and the brother of Regin and Ótr, who will only take the form of a dragon after he has seized his father's treasure by force. According to legend, the gods Odin, L...

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