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Dragon images and carvings have been found in many archaeological sites as part of Viking decorations and ornaments. Dragons were often carved on the bows of ships to protect the seafarers. These sea-serpents were symbolic of the Viking's prowess, and were used to heighten the berserker's' sense of self, and to frighten potential opponents. The dragons on the bows of their ships were also believed to scare away the serpents in the depths of the ocean. The Vikings believed their universe to be nine worlds, held together by Yggdrasil: the great cosmic tree; the roots of which, were chewed by a dragon called Nidhogg. Another dragon, Edda, was said to be a giant, venomous serpent of the mortal realm. To the Norse, dragons and serpents were the same creatures and not differentiated.
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