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Author: The Troth

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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", úlfr Fenris.

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