10 Animals Associated with Norse Mythology

Ravens:

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

Wolves:

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.

Serpent:

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

Horses:

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

Dragons:

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.

Eagle:

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

Boar:

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

Goats:

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

Dogs:

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

Elk:

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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