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In Norse mythology, Fenrir (Old Norse: "fen-dweller"), Fenrisúlfr (Old Norse: "Fenris wolf"), Hróðvitnir (Old Norse: "fame-wolf"), or Vánagandr (Old Norse: "the monster of the river Ván") is a monstrous wolf. Fenrir is attested in the Poetic Edda, compiled in the 13th century from earlier traditional sources, and the Prose Edda and Heimskringla, written in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson. In both the Poetic Edda and Prose Edda, Fenrir is the father of the wolves Sköll and Hati Hróðvitnisson, is a son of Loki, and is foretold to kill the god Odin during the events of Ragnarök, but will in turn be killed by Odin's son Víðarr.
In the Prose Edda, additional information is given about Fenrir, including that, due to the gods' knowledge of prophecies foretelling great trouble from Fenrir and his rapid growth, the gods bound him, and as a result Fenrir bit off the right hand of the god Týr. Depictions of Fenrir have been identified on various objects, and scholarly theories have been proposed regarding Fenrir's relation to other canine beings in Norse mythology. Fenrir has been the subject of artistic depictions, and he appears in literature.

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Now that is awesome :D Your depiction of Fenrir looks amazing, very well done picture.

I can never remember though, was it Fenrir or his children who would devour the sun and moon during Ragnarok?
ninjasamuri's avatar
It was his children
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That's what I thought it was, thanks :)
Cool Fenrir!  (I still haven't forgiven the Norse gods for the way they treated him.  *shakes head*  Odin really had it coming.)
VikingOwl's avatar
It's awesome! draw more like this
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Long life to Loki and his outcast brood. Because seriously, self-fulfilling prophecy much?
*pokes nose in*  Exactly!  If Odin hadn't been dumb enough to try to see the future, things might have gone a lot better.
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Stupid Odin . . .
Ashurii-Adokoku's avatar
this is awesome!!
And yes he is. 

Loki was once the god of fire in an old story as well. I love Norse Mythology. 

This is beautiful. ^U^
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Thanks! Planning to do Loki as well.
Ashurii-Adokoku's avatar
You are welcome!! :D
And awesome!! Can't wait.
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