[ need-hawg ]
/ ˈnidˌhɔg /
noun Scandinavian Mythology.
a serpent in Niflheim who gnaws upon the lowermost root of Yggdrasil.
Also Nid·hug [need-hœg] /ˈnid hœg/.
Origin of Nidhogg
< Old Norse Níthhǫgg, equivalent to níth evil + hǫgg hewer
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The squirrel named Ratatosk runs up and down the ash, and seeks to cause strife between the eagle and Nidhogg.The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson; and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson|Saemund Sigfusson and Snorre Sturleson