The Truth About FROST DRAGON


Frost Dragon is a mythological creature that appears in many different forms around the world. This article discusses the history of this myth and how it has grown over many centuries. It also briefly looks at some of the prevalent forms it has taken and some common myths associated with them. Frost Dragons (frost dragon in real life) have been used as a symbol in Norse culture, as well as in legends of other cultures across Europe. Finally, it also examines how Frost Dragons are used within JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, to see how they interact with present day fantasy literature.

Few truths about frost dragons are:

1. Frost Dragons are not merely a form of dragons. 

Traditionally, they were thought of as being powerful, magical creatures that were able to breathe ice and snow from their mouths and that could create avalanches by breathing. 

2. Terrible snow-breathing type of dragon.

It is entirely possible that the mythical frost dragon is merely a larger, more terrible snow-breathing type of dragon. The earliest mention of Frost Dragons in literature can be found in Beowulf, written around the year 890 AD. In this fictional piece, it is stated that Hygelac “knew a sprite who breathed icy breath” (Beowulf 11). Of course he must have been simply retelling the story that had been told before him or adding to it with his own imagination.

3. In Norse mythology, a jötunn who is in the ancestry of the Frost Giants.

In Norse mythology, Jötunheimr is a land inhabited by the Jotuns. A jötunn (pronounced yo-tun) is a larger type of Giant, and they are also called thurs (pronounced turr). It is possible that frost dragons are one form of jotun.

4. Beings with supernatural abilities who exist in another dimension or world.

The word “jotun” was used to describe beings who inhabit Jotunheimen (or Land of Giants), which is the home of Frost Giants in Norse mythology. This, of course, mentions that Jotunheimen is an alternate dimension and not a different world from our own. This leads one to wonder if there are any other such dimensions besides our own where beings may exist in another form. 

5. Frost Giant and giant in Norse mythology are the same thing.

The word “Giant” (jotunn) was used to describe beings who live in Jotunheimr (or Land of Giants). This means that Jotuns have been portrayed as both giants and Frost Giants within the same mythological realms that are inhabited by giants and jotuns. 

6. Frost dragons are not actually dragons.

Above, it was stated that the mythical frost dragon is merely a larger, more terrible snow-breathing type of dragon. The word “dragon” is often used to describe this creature because, due to its appearance, it resembles a serpent-like dragon with wings and the ability to breathe ice and snow like a true dragon would do.

7. Much like the Westeros dragon.

The first line of Beowulf reads as follows: “Listen! We have heard of the glory of the Spear-Danes and of their might during the age of heroes.” This means that the character in question is describing heroes who lived hundreds of years ago and not during his own lifetime.

8. A dragon has more power than a giant would possess.

In Norse mythology, a dragon (or drake) is a magical serpent-like creature with large wings that resembles a wyvern or wyrm (plural worms). It may also have magical or supernatural powers and reside in many different dimensions and worlds, including ours.

9. A creature known for its massive size.

A dragon is a legendary creature that has lived in many different areas of the world for centuries. It may be argued that this refers to the size of an actual dragon rather than the size of a mythical being such as a frost dragon. Though it is not specified in Beowulf, it would seem that any kind of monstrous creature with wings would qualify as a monster and not just a dragon.

10. The dragon is one of the most popular mythical creatures around the world.

It is important to note that a dragon is one of the most popular mythical creatures around the world, both in literature and in fantasy literature. Just because it does not match up with a traditional frost dragon does not mean that it cannot be used as a symbol for frost dragons.


This article has discussed the origins of the mythical frost dragon, as well as how it has changed over the centuries and how it is used in modern fantasy literature. There were some commonalities between the Norse Frost Giant and other mythical dragons across different cultures. Finally, there are a few different ways that this mythical creature can be used to symbolize frost dragons in the future.

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