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Fenrir

Author: The Troth

Copyright © 1994 by The Troth.

The great Wolf, son of Loki and his giant-wife Angrboda, who will swallow Odin at Ragnarok. The commonly seen form "Fenris" is a grammatical error based on a misunderstood Old Norse poetic convention of identifying things by their type and a possessive: "the ash of Yggdrasill", askr Yggdrasils; "the wolf of Fenrir", Ășlfr Fenris.