Who is Nidhogg?
Known to be the third Biggest Dragon of all Mythologies, Nidhogg (also called Níðhöggr), is one of the biggest characters of the Viking Mythology or Norse Mythology. Like all Gods and Mortals in Norse Mythology, The Serpent’s name Nidhogg tells us exactly who he is. Nīþ is the first syllable for the word Nidhogg, and it plays a major importance here. In Norse society, this means as a social stigma in Norse and Germanic Culture. It means that a person has a gone through a great loss of honour and gradually is known as a Villain.
Like any other Dragon in physical appearance, Nidhogg is a tremendous dragon. The powerful dragon is also called “The Malice Striker”. His body is covered in bright scales, and horns combusts from his head. A pair of forelegs, complete with massive and sharp claws. With no back legs, only a serpentine tail. Below his bat-like wings, he carries the corpses of criminals. Nidhogg is known to be the dragon that lives in the underworld Niflheim in Norse mythology. The name translates into terms like “dread biter”. “Nidhogg lives by the root of Yggdrasil, in the pit Hvergelmir. There he feeds on the dead bodies at Hvergelmir, the spring in the Niflheim, which is also the source of the rivers of the world. His mammoth body can be found twisting through the roots of Yggdrasil.