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Thursday, 13 December 2012

Jörmungandr

The Lost City Of Atlanta Blog: In Norse mythology the world (Midgard) was encircled by the sea serpent Jörmungandr, also known as the Midgard serpent. According to the legend the serpent was one of the three children of Loki, the trickster god, and the giantess Angerboda. Odin (the leader of the gods) was disgusted by Loki's monstrous brood, but because he and Loki were blood brothers he couldn't kill them so he put them where he though they could do the least damage. He took Jörmungandr and tossed him into the sea, where he sank to the bottom and began growing. He eventually grew so large that he encircled the world and was able to bite his own tail. Supposedly when he lets go of his tail the world will end...read more>>>...