Fenrir is the most well-known wolf in Norse mythology

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Fenrir is the most well-known wolf in the many wolves in Norse mythology. His importance for the pre-Christian Scandinavians is illustrated by his being depicted on numerous surviving runestones, as well as his ubiquity in Old Norse literary references. He's the son of the god Loki and the giantess Angrboða, which makes him the brother of the serpent Jormungand and the underworld goddess Hel.

Fenrir is the most well-known wolf

As is recounted more thoroughly in the story The Binding of Fenrir, the Aesir gods brought up Fenrir on their own so as to try to keep him under their control and avoid him from destroying throughout the Nine Worlds. Finally, fearing Fenrir's power and knowing that only evil could be expected of him, the gods tied him with a magical chain made of the sound of a cat's footprints, the beard of a woman, the breath of fish, and other mystical componence. When the chain was set upon him, Fenrir snapped the hand of the god Tyr. He was gagged with a saber and was destined to be located bound to a rock until the Ragnarök (Doomsday) when he will break his bonds and come across the gods.

Wolf Head Pendant Necklace

Baseding on one version of the myth, this wolf will swallow the sun, and in the Ragnarök, he will combat with the chief god Odin and kill him. Odin's son Vidar will retaliate for his father, stabbing the wolf to the heart according to one account and tearing his jaws asunder according to another. Fenrir characters prominently in Norwegian and Icelandic poems of the 10th and 11th centuries and the poems state apprehensively of the day when he will break out.

Bavipower gets the ideas from this famous wolf in Norse mythology - Fenrir to create our own Viking jewelry, called Wolf Head Pendant Necklace. Do you admire Fenrir, this necklace will give you strength. 

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