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this is somekind of zombie-dragon of an European myth. This creature devours the dead souls...
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Ted50's avatar
Nice Dragon!
ThePhoenixKing32's avatar
Umm... I thought Nidhogh was Norse mythology?
Maybe the spelling is the difference, but definantely Nidhogg is Norse Mythology. You got the right idea.
ThePhoenixKing32's avatar
Yay! I'm not stupid!
redlanren1995's avatar
y'all realize Norse mythology is from europe right
ToastyGrim's avatar
Goodness, I just love all your art. I adore your style. If you sold prints, my house would be full of your art.
Pikachulord's avatar
Scary, pero me gusta esto, sin embargo este es un impresionante y mantener el buen Genzoman trabajo.
Nerdy-Viking's avatar
Nidhoggr (nidhog) is a feathered dragon whom was born from some of the pure evil essence of the giant Ymir after he died and his body was turned into the world. However, before Nidhogg was powerful enough to cause destruction, he was trapped beneath Yggdrasil, the world tree, where he insessently tries to break loose and destroy the world tree. He his provoked by the squirrel Ratatosk whom he plans to devour along with a great eagle which sits atop the highest branch of the tree.
Nidhogg will be the LAST surviving evil in the world after Ragnarok and give life to a new race of monsters and demons, however he his slain by the resurrected Baldr and Mod and Madi the sons of thor
chamonium's avatar
i thought he goes omnomnom on the ygdrassil tree to protect Niflheim, the underworld? anyway, nice work
Dreamlunatic's avatar
he omnomnoms the souls of the dead ;P
TheVoluptuousPanda's avatar
-______________- "Some kind of zombie-dragon" . . . . . . . . Zombie-dragon? Are you serious?

In Norse mythology, Níðhöggr is the dragon that gnaws at a root of the World Tree, Yggdrasill. In the mythology, the Níðhöggr is said to be controlled by only one person, the Norse goddess Hel, a child of Loki.

For fuck's sake.
BLAZR-SAN's avatar
Forgive the man; I kind of see his error. There actually wasn't a need to be so stern by saying "For fuck's sake" at the end of your comment, though I understand your emphasis by using it.

Let's think for a moment; We don't know what may have crossed his mind; for all we know, GENZO may have thought of Níðhöggr as something along the lines of a dragon that can bring death from eating the roots of Yggdrasil - His mistake may be based additionally on the fact that if the roots of a tree are damaged enough, the tree dies, and therefore if the World Tree dies, then all life will cease with it, including Níðhöggr. No if's, and's, or but's.

That said and considered, these ideas can lead (within a convoluted manner of comprehension) to a so-called "zombie dragon," but nevertheless, a good point is expressed when you get down to it: Níðhöggr may bring death to many by gnashing at Yggdrasil's roots. The dragon, however more, in on itself isn't borne of death-reversion or -inversion (or in short terms, rapid regeneration or living-death). These two facts can blur, but aren't remotely interchangeable.

I hope that may clear things up for ya! or at least give a better idea of what we are dealing with here...

:iconallaloneplz: Peace out!!! :iconallaloneplz:
whosaskin's avatar
Curse of Dragon?
AlmightyGarm's avatar
i like your nidhogh more than much other nidhogh's ^^
he's cool yeah ^^
Not-always-Fanart's avatar
Actually, the Nidhogh is from norse mythology. He is one of Loki's children, and like his siblings, hates all living things.
He gnaws at the roots of Yggdrasil, the great tree that supports all of the nine worlds. When the day of ragnarock comes, he will chew through the last root, and cover all of the worlds with the shadow of his wings.
PopcornRingo's avatar
Not quite. Nidhoggr is older than Loke, and has no record of any bloodline whatsoever.
nahp75's avatar
Thanks to add your deivation in :icontarot-mythology-art:
Feel free to join the group and add the other deviations about Mythology, Astrology and Tarot! :w00t:
are these the same dragon's? [link]
OMEGA-E-123's avatar
:D Just breath taking :D your art is just AMAZING!!!!!!!! :D
Katzztar's avatar
Everything I've read of Nidhogh (orignal Níðhöggr) [link] says its a Norse monster that it gnaws on the roots of Yggdrasil, one poem Grímnismál mentions it sucking the blood of men at the roots.

Despite disagreeing on the myth, I love the art. I've faved many of your legend art and there are too many to leave comments on, so please consider the following for all= I love how you draw anatomy so well, whether its human, serpent, dragon, mermaid or monster. You've shown the flow of scales on the dragons and mermaids, which is one of two areas many fail at.

Your art shows the scales instead of it looking like the cartoon-ish drawing of crisscrossing lines. Second area is that the body contours. Many draw the mermaid's tail behaving like human legs- there is a dent in middle(where the inner thighs would meet) and they bend only at area coresponding with a human's kees. Many maky the lower tail very stiff and doesn't look like it can bend except at fin.
Tarisian-Ale's avatar
I had always heard that the "gnawing on Yggdrasil" thing was what Jormungandr did. The version I've heard may be a conflation of the myths.

But on a different note, the idea of Nidhogh being a soul-eating dragon reminds me of the Conqueror Worm. This thing seriously gives me goosebumps!
BLAZR-SAN's avatar
Conqueror Worm? is that the same or similar to "cankerworm" or am I just half-awake?

Fill me in...
Tarisian-Ale's avatar
No, nothing like that. "The Conqueror Worm" is a poem by Edgar Allen Poe. It's a metaphor for life as a pantomime show, with angels as the audience crying at the show. At the end, a "crawling shape" eats the mimes, and the curtain falls as a pall. In the tragedy of Man, the Conqueror Worm, the personification of death and the fear of it, is the hero.
BLAZR-SAN's avatar
Poe? Really? How did I not know? I'm a Poe fan. Especially of his hoaxes; in summary, they where believed to be real, then "HARR-HARR-FOOLD-YAR" says E.A.Poe! He was a GENIUS at this art of deciet. He also was boldly inquisitive political near-cynic.

Do you know what the cankeworm was by chance? I only heard of it twice in my life...
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