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Midgard Serpent by TheDragonofDoom Midgard Serpent by TheDragonofDoom
In Norse mythology Loki had three monstrous children, Fenris, Hel, and Jormungand. The gods were horrified by these beasts Loki has spawned so they had Jormungand thrown into the ocean surrounding Midgard, and Hel was thrown in Niflheim. Jormungand was the world serpent, getting his name due to the fact he was so large he encircled the whole world. Thor and Jormungand were great enemies and on more than one occasion tried to kill Jormungand, but always failed to. Until Ragnarok, the doom of the gods. The two faced off and while Jormungand spewed venom at Thor, he managed to bash Jormungand's head in with his mighty hammer, but sadly was poisoned by Jormungand's toxic venom and died after taking 9 steps.

I felt like drawing something based on Norse mythology and decided to draw these two since I loved reading the stories of their battles as a kid. Plus, Jormungand being a huge sea serpent naturally inspired my imagination. I really tried doing something new with Jormungand, although I love the designs other artists have made I felt like totally redesigning him, not make him the stereotypical sea serpent. I'm also happy with the how the "camera view' is focused on Jormungand, but out of focus on Thor. Very happy with this one.
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TianaAtana Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
Jormungard:  Look Uncle Thor!  No cavities!

Thor: Well don Jormy.  The flossing paid off.
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theworgenwarlock Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
creepy. but the myth of thor's fight against this thing makes the movie "thor" impossible because he's dead now
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masonday Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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TheDragonofDoom Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Student Artist
Thanks!
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masonday Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
Look what I made!
Manticore
Phoenix
Chimera
Harpy
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BlitzkriegBombshell Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Student Writer
I love the mythical story of Thor

Impressive work =)
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:iconthedragonofdoom:
TheDragonofDoom Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Student Artist
Me too, thanks!
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Chrysalislover Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
Epic work :D Makes me want to listen to "Twilight of the Thunder God", by Amon Amarth :D
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:iconthedragonofdoom:
TheDragonofDoom Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Student Artist
Thanks!
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Chrysalislover Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
You're welcome ^^
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NinjaReapper23 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
I've always loved mythology, and pieces like this keep it strong!
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:iconthedragonofdoom:
TheDragonofDoom Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Student Artist
I love it too! Thanks very much!
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the-DRAGON-of-HeLL Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The World serpent reminds me of that serpent snake in The chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn threader. It has something simular and it looks awesome, I love it! ^^
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TheDragonofDoom Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Student Artist
Oh yeah, it's been forever since I've read those books, but I remember that serpent. Thanks!
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steelheartdragon Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
EEK.... that jormungand is incredibly scary! All the pictures ive seen in books just look like snakes but yours has something much more ancient and ferocious about it!!
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TheDragonofDoom Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Student Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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DanteOmega42 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
This is awesome! Love the split-lip. Yeah, if I were Balder (at least I think it was him) this is probably where I pissed myself
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:iconthedragonofdoom:
TheDragonofDoom Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Student Artist
Thanks! Haha, I know right? XD
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Len26 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Your drawings are amazing and incredibly frightening. The jaws on that creature give me shivers because they look like they would be be a diabolically painful death. Purely terrifying and beautiful, you do an incredible job bringing life to your work, I hope that if I meet any of your creations in reality they are friendly because each one could probably kill me a million painful ways over and over. Also nice job hooking the teeth backwards. Whenever I see anything with backwards curved teeth, the factor of how much pain I imagine if i got bitten multiplies x 1000 O.o
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TheDragonofDoom Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Student Artist
Aww, thank you! :D
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Fuego-fantasmal Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
El dibujo esta bien, pero un punto malo del dibujo tiene que ver con las mandíbulas inferiores de la criatura; es decir que las mandíbulas inferiores son mas largas en relación con la mandíbula superior, sin mencionar que la mandíbula inferior del medio está de más. En realidad tiene mas fallas pero yo solo nombre esta para no criticar demasiado, así que no estoy ni a favor ni en contra.
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TheDragonofDoom Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Student Artist
Creo que se parece a la mandíbula inferior es demasiado largo debido al ángulo, pero puedo estar equivocado. Siempre aceptar critiqing así que gracias!
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Read the story.....Hmm not like in the movie eh? ;)
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TheDragonofDoom Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Student Artist
You mean the Marvel Thor? Nah, the true Norse stories and the Marvel Thor are nothing alike. I really loved the movie, but if I listed all the things they made wrong I'd be here all day. XD
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOLOLOLOLOL - well said!
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Dragon-Ai101 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
O_O Love........serpent...... :drool:
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TheDragonofDoom Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Student Artist
Glad you love it!
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BioDove Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic perspective!
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TheDragonofDoom Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Student Artist
Thank you!
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BioDove Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:nod:
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Jrakob Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
pretty damn scary looking
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TheDragonofDoom Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Student Artist
Lol, thank you!
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darkdragon43 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I think the jaw is very cool. I don't know what to say otherwise besides awesome.
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TheDragonofDoom Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Student Artist
Thanks!
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YoungShadowWolf Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the hellish beast, but the hammer kinda bothers me. Mjolnir had a very unique shape.
sorry to nag you with that, but some of the details are slightly incorrect. :X

you managed to put some massive force into this amazing piece, and that's just awesome!!
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TheDragonofDoom Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Student Artist
Thanks! I know, I purposely made Mjolnir look different.
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MusicXartXlife Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Freaking amazing!
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TheDragonofDoom Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Student Artist
Thanks!
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MusicXartXlife Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
np :)
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LadyShar Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Student General Artist
That is simply just awesome!
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TheDragonofDoom Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Student Artist
Thanks!
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Taspearl Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
:eyepopping:WHOA!:eyepopping:
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TheDragonofDoom Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Student Artist
Thanks!
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Prowler7 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
Awesome picture. I love the front-on perspective you went with. beautifully capturing the intensity of the action. :heart:
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TheDragonofDoom Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Student Artist
Why thank you!
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CRAZYAnimalluvver12 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I HAVE THE POOWEEEERRR

o-o Awesome.
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:iconthedragonofdoom:
TheDragonofDoom Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Student Artist
Lmao!
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:iconarkaios:
Arkaios Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This is epic to say the least! The detail on the serpent is breathtaking.
Gorgeous work!
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:iconthedragonofdoom:
TheDragonofDoom Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Student Artist
Aww, thank you!
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Ravenfire5 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
O_O! awesome pic ! :)
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