Basic Information

Type/Species: Wurm
Origin: Folkore of Sweden

About King of the Snakes / King of the Serpents

In Swedish folklore, the King of the Serpents is a guardian for all snakes. The warning goes that, should one kill a snake in the audience of other snakes, one must flee or suffer impending death by the terrible and powerful King of Serpents. [1]

The King of Serpent is a guardian of life. [1]

Physical Description

The King of Snakes is an enormous wurm with a crested head. [1]


  1. Rose [Dragons] 209

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