Origin of the name NIDHOGG.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name NIDHOGG.
From Old Norse Nídhöggr
(q.v.), meaning "cruel biter."
... Odin looked long upon its
time-worn, knotted fibres, and watched how they were for ever gnawed by
Nidhögg the envious serpent, and his brood of poisonous
diseases. Then he wondered what he should see next; and one by one
spectres arose from Naströnd, the Shore of Corpses�arose and
wandered pale, naked, nameless, and without a home. Then Odin
looked down deeper into the abyss of abysses, and saw all its shapeless,
nameless ills; whilst far below him, deeper than Naströnd,
Yggdrasil, and Nidhögg, roared Hvergelmir, the boiling cauldron of
evil. Nine nights and days this brave wise Asa hung over Niflheim
pondering. More brave and more wise he turned away from it than
when he came... (The Heroes of Asgard, Keary, 1907).