Fenrir- side Picture

A sideview of my beloved, and now iced pet Fenrir_God_. A beautiful design none the less, I perhaps will recreate him one day..

Fenrir is a monstrous wolf in the Norse mythology. Fenrir means "from the swamp". He may be also known as the Fenris wolf, as an offspring of the trickster fire god Loki.

After his birth, the gods received prophecies of disaster concerning Fenrir and his siblings. Despite the dire prophecies, the gods could not kill Fenrir because it would have defiled their sanctuary. But they sought some way to tie up the beast, who grew noticeably larger each day. They attempted to restrain him with two different iron fetters. The wolf however broke both.

Then the gods became more afraid of Fenrir's power. Skirnir, Frey's messenger, went down into the world of the dwarfs and had them fashion a magic restraint called Gleipnir. They called the wolf, showed him the silky band (Gleipnir), and challenged him to test his enormous strength again.

Fenrir was suspicious because of the thinness of the band. The gods agreed to free him if he could not break out of the fetter himself, but Fenrir was still reluctant to have it put on him. He asked that someone put their hand into his mouth as a pledge that the gods were acting in good faith. Fenrir was bound with Gleipnir, and he tried with all his might but could not snap it. The gods laughed to see the wolf's distress- except for Tyr: Fenrir closed his mouth on Tyr's hand at the wrist.

Once the wolf was bound, the gods took a cord, that hung from the fetter, and threaded it through a great stone slab. They fastened the slab deep into the earth. Then they took a huge rock, using it for an anchoring-peg. The wolf, in his anger, struggled violently and stretched its jaws wide, trying to bite them. The gods thrust a tall sword into Fenrir's mouth as a gum prop, with its hilt touching his lower gums and the point touching his upper gums. Fenrir continued to howl horribly. In this subdued condition, according to the myths, the terrible Fenris wolf would remain until Ragnarok, when the gods and the giants would fight to the death.
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