The Binding of Fenrir

The Binding of Fenrir

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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.
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.

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.

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

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The Edwardian era began with the reign of King Edward VII, 1901 to 1910 (January 22, 1901 - 28 July, 1914). However, the era's end date is sometimes extended to the beginning of World War 1 (28 July 1914).
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Source Materials:

Norse Stories, Retold from the Eddas (en.)
The first edition of Norse Stories, Retold from the Eddas was published in 1882.

Source Persons

Mabie, Hamilton Wright (en.)
b. 13th December 1846
d. 31st December 1916
Nationality: American
Occupation: author
Mabie was an author, essayist, critic, editor and lecturer.
Wright, George Hand (en.)
b. 6th August 1872
d. 14th March 1951
Nationality: American
Occupation: illustrator, printmaker and painter