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11 Apr 2013

J is for Jörmungandr

Continuing with a Thursday folklore and legend theme, today's post in the A-Z Blogging Challenge
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brings us J for... Jörmungandr.

Or Jorji as I like to call him for short.

Jörmungandr is from Norse mythology, the middle child of Loki and giantess Angrboða.  Jörmungandr is said to be a sea serpent who was tossed into the ocean that surrounded Midgard (our world) by Odin.  Mythology says that the serpent grew so large he could surround the earth and grasp his own tail, becoming known as the Midgard Serpent or World Serpent.  Legend says when he lets go of his tail the world will end.

At Ragnarok Jö said to have his last meeting with his enemy Thor.  He'll come out of the ocean, poisoning the sky but will be killed by Thor who, in turn, will die after being poisoned by the serpent's venom. 

Maybe Jorji could be your next WiP antagonist. :)


  1. Did he make it into the Thor movie? I haven't seen it... but that last battle would make for a stunning finale! :)

  2. Loki did but not Jormungandr. I don't know if Loki's three children ever make it into the Marvel universe. Would definitely make for some great stories though! I'd love a finale like that too. =D