The Binding of Fenrir

Primary Sources

  • Reykjavik: Stofnun Árna Magnússonar í íslenskum fræðum. SÁM 66. 1765. Handcopied paper manuscript.

Secondary Sources

  • Cleasby, Richard and Vigfússon Guðbrandur. An Icelandic-English Dictionary. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1957. Print.
  • Driscoll, Matthew. The view From the North: Some Scandinavian digitisation projects Review of the National Center for Digitization. 4 (2004): 22 - 30. Print.
  • Sigurðsson, Gísli. The Last Manuscript Home? The Manuscripts of Iceland. Gísli Sigurdsson and Vésteinn Ólason . Reykjavik: Árni Magnússon Institute in Iceland, 2004. 179 - 186. Print.
Jakob Sigurðsson (is.)
Jakob Sigurdsson (en.)
b. 1727
d. 1779
Nationality: Icelandic
Jokob was a tenant farmer, poet, scribe, and illustrator, who created full-page Eddaillustrations in hand-copied paper manuscripts in Iceland in the eighteenth century.
Týr (non.)
Tyr (en.)
The god who put his hand in the mouth of the wolf Fenrir as pledge that the gods were not really trying to bind Fenrir but were only testing his strength. Fenrir bit off Týr's hand when they succeeded in binding him.
Snorri Sturluson (is.)
b. 1179
d. 1241
Nationality: Icelandic
Snorri was an Icelandic statesman, scholar, and author who is credited with writing Heimskringla, The Prose Edda, and possibly Egil's Saga.
SÁM 66 4to SAM 66 4to Melsteð Edda Melsted Edda
Binding of Fenrir Myth This myth relates the story of how the gods managed to trick the wolf Fenrir into letting them bind him with a magic fetter.
Prose Edda Snorri Sturluson's thirteenth-century prose work concerning Old Norse mythology and poetics.
Fenrir (non.)
This is one of the names for the monstrous wolf who is one of the three monsterous offspring of Loki and the giantess Angrboða.
Fenris (non.)
This is one of the names for the monstrous wolf who is one of the three monsterous offspring of Loki and the giantess Angrboða.
Fenrisúlfr (non.)
Fenris Wolf (en.)
This is one of the names for the monstrous wolf who is one of the three monsterous offspring of Loki and the giantess Angrboða.
Hróðvitnir (non.)
Hrodvitnir (.)
One of the names for the monstrous wolf, Fenrir, who is the progeny of Loki and the giantess Angrboða.
Gleipnir (non.)
The magic fetter that the gods succeeded in binding Fenrir with.
úlfr wolf
fjöturr fetter