The Norse Dragon 1 oz Copper Round | World of Dragons Series
Dragons have been one of the world’s most popular mythological creatures through the ages, and they continue to stir our imagination to this day. Almost every culture on earth has its own ancient dragon myth.
The fourth release in this exciting 6-design series celebrates the Norse Dragon. Part dragon and part serpent, the Norse dragon (also called Nidhogg) was a terrifying beast. Bright scales covered his body, knifelike claws adorned his feet, bat-like wings unfurled from his sides, and piercing horns erupted from his head. Bent on civilization’s destruction, Nidhogg lived in the darkest whirlpool of the underworld, gnawing at the sacred tree of life that held the nine Nordic worlds of the cosmos together.
Nidhogg has earned a special place in pop culture in recent years, inspiring dragon characters in several popular video games such as the World of Warcraft. And Marvel fans may remember in the film Captain America:The First Avenger that it is Nidhogg's eye that forms the button found in a carving of the sacred tree, which is pushed to reveal the Tesseract.