Fenrir Wolf Myth in Norse Mythology Reflects Man’s Fear of the Unknown   Leave a comment

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Fenrir is the name for the wolf in the old pre-christianNorse legends. Fenrir was the son of the god Loki well known as a trickster. In the tale The Binding of Fenrir from Scandinavian legends the gods raised Fenrir the wolf but soon felt the need to control him. The old Norse gods used trickery to bind Fenrir, but he was smart enough not to trust these gods.

“Fenrir grew at an alarming rate, however, and soon the gods decided that his stay in Asgard had to be temporary. Knowing well how much devastation he would cause if he were allowed to roam free, the gods attempted to bind him with various chains. They were able to gain the wolf’s consent by telling him that these fetters were tests of his strength, and clapping and cheering when, with each new chain they presented him, he broke free.” Source Norse Mythology…

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Posted 22 October, 2015 by Wolf is my Soul in News/Nyheter

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