10 Animals Associated with Norse Mythology


Odin, the chief god, had two ravens, Huginn (Thought) and Muninn (Memory), who flew around the world and brought him information.


Fenrir is a monstrous wolf in Norse mythology destined to devour Odin during Ragnarok, the end of the world. Skoll is another wolf that chases the sun across the sky.


Also known as the Midgard Serpent, Jormungandr is a giant serpent that encircles the world and is a child of Loki.


The eight-legged steed is another horse from Norse mythology, belonging to the giant Hrungnir.


Nidhogg is a dragon that gnaws at the roots of Yggdrasil, the world tree. Fafnir is a dragon from the Volsunga Saga, a legendary saga in Norse mythology.


Vidofnir is a giant eagle perched atop the world tree, Yggdrasil.


Gullinbursti is a boar created by the dwarves for the god Freyr. It is known for its golden bristles and incredible speed.


Thor, the god of thunder, has two goats that pull his chariot, Tanngrisnir (Teeth-barer) and Tanngnjóstr (Teeth-grinder).


Garmr is a monstrous dog associated with the underworld and is foretold to break free during Ragnarok.


Eikthyrnir is a stag that stands atop Valhalla and feeds from the branches of Yggdrasil, causing water to flow from its antlers.

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