Could Jormungand Be Connected to the Milky Way?
This is an interesting article, quite speculative but in ways that make sense within our cosmology. (I keep thinking about how my adopted mom and god daughter would call fog Jormungand’s breath… this brought a sweet memory to the surface).
In the Norse myths, Jormungand is known to be the son of Loki and Angurboda. He takes the form of a giant serpent. Tossed into the ocean, he eventually grows so big he outgrows the water and encircles the world. He currently grasps his tail, but during Ragnarok he is predicted to release his tail as calamity follows.
This, combined with the fact I spend lots of time in astronomy apps and observing our night skies, has made me wonder if he might just be meant to tie to the visible sight of the milky way in our night skies. (In fact the milky way might just be the origin of the ouroboros symbolism worldwide). Just as the earth we live on (Midgard) rotates daily, and then annually around our sun, our solar system in turn is in motion spinning around our galaxy of the milky way…
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