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Angrboda

[ahng-ger-boh-duh, -baw-]
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noun Scandinavian Mythology.
  1. a giantess who was the mother of Loki's children, Fenrir and Hel, and also of the Midgard serpent.

Origin of Angrboda

< Old Norse Angrbotha literally, one who announces misfortune, equivalent to angr misfortune + botha to announce
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  • No other names compounded with boda occur in Norse literature than Aurboda and Angrboda.

    Teutonic Mythology, Vol. 1 of 3

    Viktor Rydberg, Ph.D.


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