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Midgard serpent

noun, Scandinavian Mythology.
a serpent, the child of Loki and Angerboda, who lies wrapped around the world, tail in mouth, and is destined to kill and to be killed by Thor at Ragnarok; Jormungand. Unabridged
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  • They all sit together and talk about the things that happened aforetime,—about the midgard-serpent and the Fenris-wolf.

  • Then said Hymer that they had come so far out that it was dangerous to stay there, for the midgard-serpent.

  • It was in reality the midgard-serpent, which surrounds all lands.

  • Thor stands by his side, but can give him no assistance, for he has his hands full in his struggle with the midgard-serpent.

  • The sea rushes over the earth, for the midgard-serpent writhes in giant rage and seeks to gain the land.

  • Thither repair also the Fenris-wolf and the midgard-serpent.

  • A giant with whom Thor went fishing when he caught the midgard-serpent.

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