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Fenrir

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The giant wolf Fenrir must have been really adorable as a pup. Why else would the Aesir decide to banish Loki's other monster babies from Asgard, but raise Fenrir as a pet? They should have known better. After all, a prophetess warned them that Fenrir would kill Odin at Ragnarök. But Odin and Týr had a soft spot for the wolf, and just kept feeding him until he grew so big they couldn't control him. It took magical dwarvish bindings and gigantic stone stakes to leash him permanently, and Týr lost a hand in the process. Now, Fenrir howls in horrible pain from the sword stuck between his jaws to keep him from biting. He also slobbers a lot, causing the River Ván to flow. And like Loki's other kids, he waits eagerly for Ragnarök, the great battle when he'll finally get his revenge.

Basic Information

Name

Fenrir

Nickname

Fenris-Wolf, Hróðvitnir ("fame-wolf") (Skáldskaparmál 75), Vánargandr ("monster of the River Ván") (Skáldskaparmál 16), Fenny

Sex

Male

Current city

Island of Lyngvi, Lake Amsvartnir, Asgard

Work & Education

Occupation

River-Maker

Education

None. Týr and Odin may have wanted to train me like a dog, but I'm a wolf.

Beliefs

Political views

Apocalypticist. I want the end of the world to come now so I can get out of these fetters and kill Odin, already.

Family & Friends (& Enemies)

Parents

Loki and his giantess mistress, Angrboda

Siblings

Midgard-Serpent Jormungand, lady of the underworld Hel, and half-brother Narfi

Children

Moon- and Sun-swallowing wolf brothers Sköll and Hati Hróðvitnisson

Friends

Fellow wolves Geri and Freki.  I used to think Týr and Odin were my friends, but they betrayed me. Jerks.

Enemies

All the Aesir gods, but especially Týr, Odin, and Viðarr

Relationships

Relationship status

It's complicated with the Ironwood Giantess

Interested in

Alpha Females

Favorites

TV Shows

Game of Thrones
Teen Wolf
Wolf's Rain

Quotations

"Who's afraid of the big bad wolf?"
– Frank Churchill (Disney Sing-Along Songs)

"Another legend claims that we descended from wolves—and that the wolves are our brothers still."
– Jacob Black, Twilight

"I wouldn't want to miss a trip to Hogwarts […] not when there are throats to be ripped out… Delicious, delicious…"
– Fenrir Greyback, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

"We humans fear the beast within the wolf because we do not understand the beast within ourselves."
– Gerald Hausman

"What the hammer? what the chain? / In what furnace was thy brain? / What the anvil? what dread grasp / Dare its deadly terrors clasp?"
– William Blake, "The Tyger"

Books

The Call of the Wild by Jack London
Julie of the Wolves by Craighead George
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
Howl by Allen Ginsberg
"Jabberwocky" by Lewis Carroll
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
"The Tyger" by William Blake
New Moon by Stephenie Myer

Music

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf (Disney Sing-Along Songs)
Hungry Like the Wolf by Duran Duran
Born to Be Wild by Steppenwolf
Of Wolf and Man by Metallica
Bark at the Moon by Ozzy Osbourne
Werewolves of London by Warren Zevon
The Big Bad Wolf by Duck Sauce
Seven Days to the Wolves by Nightwish

Movies

White Fang
Dances with Wolves
Underworld
Never Cry Wolf
Red Riding Hood
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Wolf 

Activities & Interests

Likes

Fresh meat
The smell of blood
The moon
Other wolves
Dens
Wolf Brand chili

Interests

Lycanthropy (werewolves)
Lupophobia (fear of wolves)
Canine and Wolf studies

Groups

The Wolf Pack
Save the Wolves Foundation
Fearsome Critters; Giant Man-Eating Canines Branch
Children of Loki
Monsters of Middle-Earth