fredag den 10. december 2010

The Fenris Wolf (Mythology)


The Fenris Wolf, also known as Fenrir, is a powerful and monstrous wolf in Norse mythology. Its mother is Angerboda and its father is Loki a half god half jötunn (troll). By having Angerboda and Loki as parents it also has 2 monstrous siblings; the Midgard Serpent and Hel the female ruler of the underworld. What a family, huh?



But Fenris wasn’t always as frightening. The gods (Æsir) let it grow up in Asgard because it was the son of Loki, and wasn’t behaving too bad. But the beast quickly grew to enormous size and the Gods started to fear it. Therefore the gods decided to chain it, which wasn’t an easy task…
 
It is said that during Ragnarok this monstrosity of a wolf will break free of its chains and devour the sun and afterwards kill Oden the king of gods. But fear not… Vidar the son of Oden will avenge the death of his father by killing the foul beast.

20 kommentarer:

  1. sweet, i like the backstory. Norsemen had some pretty cool tales, I just read The 13th Warrior, and didnt even know it was a different adaptation of the Beowulf story.

    SvarSlet
  2. I love Norse Mythology, and I love how you used Fenrir, not many people have heard of him.

    SvarSlet
  3. Reassuring to know that Vidar is on the case.

    SvarSlet
  4. Fenris really seems like a badass. Looking forward to that Ragnarok :P.

    SvarSlet
  5. a wolf that can eat the sun is a wolf you don't fuck with...

    SvarSlet
  6. I want one... Bioengeneering here I come..

    SvarSlet
  7. Half troll, you say? Interesting haha.

    SvarSlet
  8. looks like it's not a normal wolf, never know it before

    SvarSlet
  9. It looks like the wolf from 300, pretty scary!

    SvarSlet
  10. Great art. I love that picture.

    SvarSlet
  11. Very interesting and captivating mythology, Fenris wolf looks so badass

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  12. Haha epic blog my friend.
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  13. I love the Fenris wolf, so awesome. :D

    SvarSlet
  14. Smatchimo:
    Yeah, that's pretty cool. It's also partly based on the real meeting between the Middleeastern guy Ibn Fadlan and vikings if you don't already know :)

    SvarSlet