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Audumla
The primeval cow. Born from rime at Ginnungagap. The primeval giant Ymir lived on the cow's milk.
Nidhogg
A giant worm that resided near the Hvergelmir or "Roaring Kettle", one of the three sacred wells. Constantly gnaws at one of the roots of Yggdrasill. Is a dragon with wings.
Jörmungand
The world serpent. The Midgard serpent was an offspring of Loki and the giantess Angerboda. Symbolized evil and was Thor's most deadly enemy.
Fenrir
Giant wolf. Was the offspring of Loki and the giantess Angerboda. Grew so rapidly and in such gigantic proportion that the gods feared it.
Moongram
The largest and mightiest of the giants born into wolf form that were the offspring of Iarnvidiur. Known as the sun's snatcher.
Garm
The giant hell-hound that guarded the gate in Hel.
Skoll and Hati
Two giant wolves that pursued two heavenly bodies - Sol (Sun) and Moon. Were descendants of the troll-wives or giantesses known as the Iarnviduir.
Fafnir
Dragon. Originally was a human who was able to shape-shift. Killed by the hero Sigurd.
Jokul
Creature who personifies crisp, cold, winter weather, almost a variant on the Old Man Winter.
Draugar
They were believed to live in the graves of dead Vikings, being the body of the dead. All possessed superhuman strength and were noted for their ability to rise from the grave as wisps of smoke.
Ymir
A giant frost ogre. Odin and his brothers killed Ymir and made the nine worlds out of his body parts.
Troll
Their role ranges from fiendish giants - similar to the ogres of England - to a devious, mor human-like folk of the wilderness.
Fire Giants
Less powerful than Frost Giants, and not as malevolent; though both shared the hatred of the gods and they would march alongside the Frost Giants into the battle at Ragnarok.
Hugin and Munin
Odins two ravens, representing thought and memory. Each morning, Odin sent forth the ravens and they flew over the nine worlds, gathering information about the activities of the different peoples.
Sleipnir
The swift eight-legged horse ridden by Odin. Could travel through the air and over the sea, and was swift enough to beat any other horse in a race.
Kraken
A creature from the sea so large that on the surface it was mistaken for a chain of islands.