Jormungandr

Also known as: Iormungand or Jormung,  Jormundgandr is the serpentine son of the mischievous God Loki and the Frost Goddess Angrboda. He is a monstrous serpent, destined to die by Thor’s hand at the battle of Ragnarok. According to legend,the god Odin, in an attempt to forestall the inevitable, captured the great snake and threw him into the ocean, where he grew so large, he encircled the earth.

He is also known as the Midgard Serpent. Jormungandr is sometimes pictured with three heads, symbolic of his existence in all three realms of Norse Cosmology.

 

World Serpent
Early images of Jormungandr
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Related Symbols:
OuroborosSleipnirOrmgudinna
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jesse September 14, 2010 at 6:19 pm

can you send or link me a larger photo of this pic

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Sara October 31, 2009 at 8:45 pm

is it possible to email me a larger version of the Jormundgandr symbol?

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