Norse Werewolves

The Werewolves of Ragnarok

The Norse Werewolves of Ragnarok

When little Fenrir was born he scared all of the gods. That’s because he was the wolf son of Loki the Norse God of Chaos or Mischief and his mom was a giantess named Angrboda. A prophesy foretold that a wolf would kill Odin and bring on the Ragnarok -which is the very end of the world.

To prevent the prophesy coming true, the gods tried again and again to chain Fenrir. Each time they failed, Fenrir was too strong. Finally they found the right leash – a magic ribbon called Gleipnir made only by Dwarves. After they tricked Fenrir into a leash made with the magic ribbon, they tied him up at the river Van.

But the gods didn’t count on this werewolf children. Fenrir had two sons, one named Hati and one named Skoll, with a human witch giantess. His sons were very different from each. Hati preferred to hunt at night, “chase the moon” while Skoll liked to hunt during the day or “chase the sun.” As a result, they were always waking each other up. After too many arguments, Hati and Skoll went their separate ways and founded separate werewolf clans.

A prophesy says if the werewolves of Hati ever re-unite with the werewolves of Skoll it will bring Ragnarok: Fenrir will go free, Hati will swallow the moon, Skoll will swallow the sun and the world will come to an end. That’s why they’re called the Werewolves of Ragnarok. But not all of the children of Fenrir want to see Ragnarok. Some of them work to ensure that it doesn’t happen. These werewolves are often helped by the descendents of Xolotl.

 

25 thoughts on “Norse Werewolves

    • Loki is the father of Fenrir, and Angrboda is his mother. Angrboda is the Mother of Wolves too, and almost all Rokkr pantheon.
      If you knew the norse myths, you would knew that Loki didn’t had anything to do with the binding of Fenrir. The Norns (fates) hated the gods, and whispered in their ears that Fenrir would kill them. This played on the gods fears and ego’s, so they tied Fenrir to a stone. Thus losing his loyalty and creating a self fulfilling prophecy. Their prophecy of him killing the gods was only fulfilled by their own savage hands, having isolated him chained to a rock. A common misconception is that the destiny woven or carved by the Norns is final and unalterable, but gods ignored this.
      This is a reason that Tyr isn’t “honourable” at all, even if he took care by the mighty wolf when it was just a pup. Tyr lied, cheated, and broke the trust of his closest friend, despite being so close to Fenrir that he knew he was perfectly safe.
      Loki’s children did nothing but simply exist. They didn’t turn vicious until they were taken from their mother and either banished or bound.

      I think you would also knew that the word “Apocalypse” comes from the Greek “apokalyptein”, and it means “to reveal”, “revelation”; and the word “revelation” comes from the latin “revelationem” and it means “disclosure of information to man by the Divine Providence”. Apocalypticism “belief in an imminent end of the present world” is from 1858… is a new meaning and it has nothing to do with the origins of this word.
      And maybe you would knew that Ragnarok comes from Old Norse ragna, genitive of rogn “gods” + rok “destined end” or rokr “twilight of the gods”. And is more a metaphor and a symbolism of polarities and dualities,.

  1. I think this may be my mythos. I love that time when the moon is up but the sun is still casting eerie shadows all over the place.

  2. i know of one being that can give me a mark that will give me the power of the wolf he will know what im talking about when he sees this

    • Fire does not symbolise the end. It symbolises the beginning. For example:

      The first creature ever was eternally on fire.

      A pheonix, when reborn, bursts into flames and emerges from the ashes.

      A god in my sleep told me that the end is not going to result in fire, it will result in water. Water is the end. And the end of beginning. And the end of fire.

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