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Fenrir: The Norse Monstrous Wolf

Fenrir, known by the pronunciation “FEN-rir,” Old Norse Fenrir, which means “He Who Dwells in the Marshes,” is the most infamous wolf of the many wolves in Norse mythology.
Fenrir, the monstrous wolf, was a son among the three terrible children of Loki, the demoniac god and giantess, Angrboda. The other two children were Jormungand, a giant serpent, and Hel, the goddess of the dead. These two children were thrown out of Asgard, the home of the gods, by Odin. But Odin felt that the gods could look after Fenrir. With time, Fenrir grew very large, and Tyr-the son of Odin – was the only person who was brave enough to approach and feed him. Later the gods decided to chain Fenrir, who had grown into a beast.

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