Frae Wikipedia, the free beuk o knawledge
Jump to navigation Jump to search

In Norse meethology, Fenrir (Auld Norse: "fen-dweller"),[1] Fenrisúlfr (Auld Norse: "Fenris wouf"),[2] Hróðvitnir (Auld Norse: "fame-wouf"),[3] or Vánagandr (Auld Norse: "the monster o the river Ván")[4] is a monstrous wouf. Fenrir is attestit in the Poetic Edda, compiled in the 13th century frae earlier tradeetional soorces, an the Prose Edda an Heimskringla, written in the 13t century bi Snorri Sturluson. In baith the Poetic Edda an Prose Edda, Fenrir is the faither o the wouves Sköll an Hati Hróðvitnisson, is a son o Loki, an is foretauld tae kill the god Odin in the events o Ragnarök, but will in turn be killt bi Odin's son Víðarr.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Orchard (1997:42).
  2. Simek (2007:81).
  3. Simek (2007:160).
  4. Simek (2007:350).
  • Orchard, Andy (1997). Dictionary of Norse Myth and Legend. Cassell. ISBN 0-304-34520-2.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Simek, Rudolf (2007). Dictionary of Northern Mythology. translated by Angela Hall. D.S. Brewer. ISBN 0-85991-513-1.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)