The Binding of Fenrir

The Binding of Fenrir

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Gleipnir (non.)
The magic fetter that the gods succeeded in binding Fenrir with. Gleipnir means "open one" and was made from six things that do not exist, i.e., the sound of a cat's foot tread, the beard of a woman, the roots of a mountain, the sinews of a bear, the breath of a fish, and the spittle of a bird.

Creatures: animals, birds, monsters etc.

Fenrir (non.)
One of the names for the monstrous wolf who is one of the three monstrous offspring of Loki and the giantess Angrboða.
Fenris (non.)
One of the names for the monstrous wolf who is one of the three monstrous offspring of Loki and the giantess Angrboða.
Fenrisúlfr (non.)
Fenris Wolf (en.)
One of the names for the monstrous wolf who is one of the three monstrous offspring of Loki and the giantess Angrboða.
Hróðvitnir (non.)
Hrodvitnir (en.)
One of the names for the monstrous wolf, Fenrir, who is the progeny of Loki and the giantess Angrboða.

Gods and Goddesses

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 the wolf but were only testing his strength. Fenrir bit off Týr's hand when they succeeded in binding him.
Þórr (non.)
Thor (en.)
In the Prose Edda, Þórr is the son of Óðinn and the giantess Jörð. However, in Heimskringla, he is a mortal.

Myths

Binding of Fenrir Myth
This myth relating the story of how the gods managed to trick the wolf Fenrir into letting them bind him with a magic fetter. They fail with a fetter called Leyding and another called called Dromi but succeed with one called Gleipnir. Unfortunately, the god Týr had put his hand in Fenrir´s mouth as a guarantee that the gods were not trying to trick Fenrir into being bound. Fenrir bites off Týr´s hand when he realizes that he has cannot break the fetter.

Nouns

fjöturr (non.)
fetter (en.)
úlfr (non.)
wolf (en.)

Source Materials:

Nks 1867 4to (da.)
A hand-copied paper manuscript from 1760 that was produced in north-eastern Iceland and contains a set of sixteen full page illustrations from Snorri's Edda, plus four other illustrations, all of which were created by Jakob Sigurðsson.
Prose Edda (is.)
Snorri Sturluson's thirteenth-century prose work concerning Old Norse mythology and poetics.

Source Persons

Jakob Sigurðsson (is.)
Jakob Sigurdsson (en.)
b. 1727
d. 1779
Nationality: Icelandic
Jakob was a tenant farmer, poet, scribe, and illustrator, who created full-page Edda illustrations in hand-copied paper manuscripts in Iceland in the eighteenth century.
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.
Ólafur Brynjólfsson (is.)
Brynjolfsson, Olafur (en.)
b. 1713
d. 1765
Nationality: Icelandic
Occupation: priest
Residence: Kirkjubær (farm) in Hróarstúnga, Norður-Múlasýsla, Northern Iceland
The priest whose family fostered Jakob Sigurðsson.