Fenriswolf - the symbol of strength and courage

Fenriswolf - the symbol of strength and courage

The Fenriswolf is an important mythological character that appears in many Norse sagas.

His name comes from Old Norse and means 'Wolf of Fenris', which literally means 'swamp wolf'. This mighty name sounds strong and invincible and is still associated with the concepts of battle, energy and strength today.

In Viking history, the Fenris wolf is considered a symbol of Viking heritage because it possessed the unique Viking culture: strength, courage and pride. He was a huge, menacing beast. He looked like a wolf, with thick black fur and bright green eyes.

It's an old story about the dreaded Fenris wolf. He was born as the first child of the god Loki and the giantess Angrboda. At first he was harmless, but over time he grew bigger and stronger every day. The gods grew frightened, fearing that one day Fenris would devour them. To prevent this, they brought Fenris to Asgard and bound him with two heavy chains. The wolf tore it up effortlessly. So he was bound with the magic shackle Gleipnir. While this thread looked harmless, it was stronger than any other material. It had been made with dwarven hands from things that didn't even exist. The wolf was quite suspicious and demanded that a god put his right hand in his mouth as a guarantee for any fraud. Except Thor, the god of war, had the courage to accede to this demand. The more Fenris moved, the tighter the bonds tightened. In revenge, the wolf bit off the god's hand. The term Thor still stands for heroism and courage. But one day the wolf was able to break free and devoured Odin, the father of God. Ultimately, Fenris was killed in single combat by Odin's son Vidar.

In many myths, he is a terrifying monster created by deception whose goal was to destroy the gods. But also in other sagas he is portrayed as the faithful protector of the goddess Freya. The wolf continues to have a strong presence in Norse mythology, and many people believe its presence is still felt.

1 comment

  • denis

    Tyr hat seine Hand geopfert

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