The Eagle and the Serpent

In Norse mythology, there are several beings which are associated with the world-tree Yggdrasil. Atop it's branches, there sits an eagle, on whose head is perched a hawk named “Vedrfolnir.” At the bottom of the tree, there lives a giant serpent, named “Nidhogg,” who knaws at the roots of the tree, which must be constantly …

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