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Don't worry sister. Soon, me and Fenrir will break through those enchantments that one-eyed bastard put on us, and together, we will free father and big brother. Our family will be back together soon, Halja. And those gods will pay for what they have done to us.
Jörmungandr to Hel

Jörmungandr is a sea serpent of the Norse mythology, and the child of Loki and the giantess Angrboða. Its siblings are Fenrir, a monstrous wolf, and Hel, a female being presiding over the similarly named realm of the dead in Niflheim.

Overview

Appearance

Jörmungandr appears as a colossal black serpent-like Jotunn, so long that is said that he circles around the world and biting to his own tail.

Personality

Jörmungandr is know to hold immense hatred for Norse gods parcitulary for Odin for what he did to him and his family and Thor who is his nemesis. Despite being malevolent he is also surprisingly patient and slow to action as he mostly swimming in the depths of the oceans without harming anyone, however he proves that when he has the opportunity, he does not hesitate to do so. This is most probably because he waiting for his time in The Ragnarok where he can rampage and destroy whatever he want as well to kill Thor.

Jörmungandr deeply cares and love his family and is very loyal to them most notably to his father Loki, as he planned to break free from the depth along with Fennir to release his father and start the Ragnarok.

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History

According to legend, Odin took Loki's three children, Fenrir, Hel, and Jörmungandr, and tossed Jörmungandr into the great ocean that encircles Midgard. The serpent grew so large that he was able to surround the Earth and grasp his own tail.

Jörmungandr's arch-enemy is the god of thunder Thor and myths have preserved the stories of at least three instances in which the two meet. The first is where Thor encounters the serpent in the form of a colossal cat, disguised by the magic of the giant king Útgarða-Loki, who challenges the god to lift the cat as a test of strength. Thor is unable to lift such a monstrous creature as Jörmungandr, but does manage to raise it far enough that it lets go of the ground with one of its four feet. When Útgarða-Loki later explains his deception, he describes Thor's lifting of the cat as an impressive deed.

The second is during Thor's fishing trip with the giant Hymir. After refusing to provide Thor with bait, Thor kills Hymir's ox and uses its head as bait instead. Thor then prepares a strong line and a large hook and baits it with the ox head, which Jörmungandr bites. Thor pulls the serpent from the water, and the two face one another, Jörmungandr dribbling poison and blood. Hymir goes pale with fear, and as Thor grabs his hammer to kill the serpent, the giant cuts the line, leaving the serpent to sink beneath the waves.

The last meeting between the serpent and Thor is predicted to occur at Ragnarök, when Jörmungandr will come out of the ocean and poison the sky. Thor will kill Jörmungandr and then walk nine paces before falling dead, having been poisoned by the serpent's venom.

It was said that when he releases, the world will end. It is one of several events that herald the coming of Ragnarök. As a result, he received the name of the Midgard Serpent or World Serpent.

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