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He will be slain by Thor who then drops down dead from being poisoned by his venom. The gods carried Fenrir off and chained him to a rock a mile down into the earth. Elves were not as involved in the affairs of humans, but they do show up occasionally to either cause human illnesses or to cure them, depending on their moods. He later pulled the chariot of the god Frey. The serpent grew so large that he was able to surround Midgard and grasp his own tail.

Vidar, Odin's son, will avenge his father by killing the wolf. They spend their days protecting the treasures in their graves and crushing people who attempt to rob them, or who wronged them in their lives. The ruler of the Fire Giants and the realm of Muspellheim is Surt, who is fated to destroy Yssdrasgil, the world tree at Ragnarok. Some stories tell of helpful trolls, though these are few. The boar is said to be able to run through the air and over the sea, day or night.

Some have linked the two ravens to being a metaphor for Odin casting out his thoughts and his mind in a trance-like practice, and he was known to fear that one day they might not return. Also, it shines so brightly that wherever it goes, no matter how gloomy the surrounding, the boar will light the way. The Norse also told stories of elves, luminous, magical beings who lived in the magical realm of Alfheim. On the one hand, the Fossegrim is sometimes known to teach humans how to play the violin as beautifully as he, but only if they sacrifice a goat. Fenrir was a gigantic and terrible monster who favoured the shape of wolf greater in size than any man.

At times the Draugr have been noted to appear in the dreams of a sleeper. Dwarves are generally regarded as being master craftsmen.

Odin had two ravens, Hugin and Munin, which represented thought and memory. Eventually, though, he agreed, thinking that otherwise his strength and courage would be doubted.

He will be slain by Thor

Dwarves As a counter to the luminous elves, the Norse also had often-invisible beings called dwarves. Jormungand was an enormous serpent that lived in the ocean surrounding all of Mitgard, the realm of humans.