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Fenrir also known as Fenrisúlfr, or "Fenris wolf", was known as a monstrous black wolf..

Fenrir is the son of the god Loki, and the giantess Angrboða..
And the brother of Hel (His sister) and Jörmungandr (his brother)..


At birth, Fenrir and his siblings were taken from their parents, and then separated from one another..
Fenrir's Serpent brother Jörmungandr was tossed into the great ocean that encircles Midgard (a realm outside of our earth & space..)
And Fenrir's sister Hel was thrown into literally hell.. (Where she ended up ruling over..)
As for Fenrir himself, he was brought to the home of the gods, where he could be watched over, and hopefully tamed..


As a young cub, all the gods thought Fenrir was extremely cute and would always stroke him affectionately, they'd even give him tasty pieces of meat, and laughed at his cuteness..
But as time passed and Fenrir quickly grew older, his cute cub's body was replaced with muscle and his milk teeth were replaced with razor sharp fangs.. And his claws could slice nearly anything into ribbons..
At this point the gods began to fear Fenrir, they started to keep their distant from him, and at one point took away his freedom by trying to contain him in a cage..

As time passed Fenrir easily out grew the cage and could not be confined in it any longer..
The only god whom was brave enough to come near Fenrir was the god "Týr" (The Norse god of war..)..
One day Týr went to see Fenrir, at his surprise Fenrir was as big as a ox, Tyr than offered to play a game with Fenrir..

The game was that Týr would chain Fenrir up with a chain called "Leyding", this was a game of strength, to see if Fenrir was strong enough to break from it..
Simple enough Fenrir flexed his muscles and Leyding shattered to pieces..

Afterwards, Týr went to the king of gods "Odin" and explained about Fenrir's strength..
Odin then went to see the Norns..
Now, the Norns are female beings who rule the destiny of gods and men, a kind of dísir comparable to the Fates in Greek mythology.
The thing about the Norns is that they can prophesize a future, but most importantly they're very tricky and tell things in a riddles.
In simple to sum up the Norns, making a deal with one of them doesn't always end exactly well..

ANYWAYS! When Odin went to see the Norns, they prophesied that one day Fenrir would be the reason for the end of the gods, as well as the end of the world!
(But remember what I said! They talk in riddles and they never did quite say why or how he ended up doing so..)

On hearing this prophecy, Odin gathered the gods and together they decided something needed to be done to Fenrir to ensure this did not happen!
They then said that Týr was probably exaggerating about Fenrir, and that he just probably didn't chain Fenrir up properly..
And so they got a much stronger/thicker chain easily twice as strong as Leyding, called "Dromi".

This time all the gods came a long to see Týr bind Fenrir, to ensure he did it right..
This time, Fenrir had grown to be as big as a Viking Battle ship!
The gods watched while keeping their distance from the great wolf..

The gods asked Fenrir to try the new chain, and that should he break this, Fenrir would achieve great fame for his strength. Fenrir considered that the chain was very strong, yet also that his strength had grown since he broke Leyding, and so Fenrir allowed himself to be chained..

Fenrir laid there relaxing while the gods chained him up, once they were all done, Fenrir stood up and shook himself, once again Dromi shattered to pieces..
The gods were shocked, and for accomplishing this, Fenrir gave a smirk and walked off..


The gods started to fear that they would not be able to bind Fenrir, and so Odin sent Freyr's messenger "Skírnir" down into the land of Svartálfaheimr to "some dwarfs" and had them make a fetter called "Gleipnir". The dwarves constructed Gleipnir from six mythical ingredients.

- The sound of a cat's footfall
- The beard of a woman
- The roots of a mountain
- The sinews of a bear
- The breath of a fish
- The spittle of a bird

Anyways The Dwarves told the messenger Skírnir to come back in one month, in which the new chain would be complete..
After one month the messenger Skírnir returned, what he was given, surprised him!
The Dwarves gave him a soft silky Ribbon!!!
Skírnir was outraged, saying "ARE YOU KIDDING? YOU EXPECT US TO BIND FENRIR WITH THIS.. THIS RIBBON?!"
The Dwarves let him go on for a little, before telling him to shut up and explained that it was a special magical ribbon!
Having nothing else he could do, Skírnir returned to the gods, and on returning all the gods started to say that the messenger Skírnir was conned!
A big argument broke out between the now panic filled gods, as they argued with one another..
At this point Odin stepped up and told them to silence themselves.. For Odin knew the reputation of the Dwarves and knew that they were famous for their work..


The gods then went to Fenrir and asked him to come along with them to the lake "Amsvartnir"..
To their surprise Fenrir was now bigger then a massive Dragon!
Ignoring their surprise of his size, they told him they were going to have a great feast! And that the food there was extremely delicious!
At this point, Fenrir felt that he had grown so big and powerful that he didn't need to fear any god, and so he agreed to come along..
Fenrir to accompany them, and continued to the island called "Lyngvi"..

True to their word, they started cooking meat and drinking wine, Fenrir turned to them and said he preferred his meat raw and not burnt, and so he went to hunt his own..
The gods watched in shock to see Fenrir stalk and eat down over 20 cows (or some kind of cattle that lived on that island..)
When the gods and Fenrir finished eating for the most part, the gods then showed Fenrir the ribbon Gleipnir, they then told him that they came across this ribbon and that none of the gods can break it, and then asked Fenrir if he'd be up for playing another game?

Fenrir looked at Gleipnir and said, "This would hardly be benefiting to my reputation, so I'll pass.."
The gods then tried to tease him, saying that he's just afraid that he can't break it..
Fenrir could sense that the gods were up to something and hesitated, but then Odin stepped in and said "Oh come on Fenrir be a sport! If you can break this, you'll prove to be stronger then any god, and if you cannot break this little ribbon, it will give the gods a reason not to fear you, and so if you cannot break free, we'll free you.."

With his pride on the line, Fenrir hesitatingly agreed..
But said "On the condition that one of you, would place their hand in his mouth as a pledge that this is done in good faith, and that I will be released afterwards.."

With this statement, all of the gods look to one another, finding themselves in a dilemma. Everyone refused to place their hand in Fenrir's mouth until Týr put out his right hand and placed it into the wolf's jaws.

After the gods finished binding Fenrir with Gleipnir, Fenrir tried to break free, but the more he struggled the more Gleipnir got tighter and bit into his flesh!
The pain was so intense at times, Fenrir ended up giving out a whimper.. After a few minutes of trying to break free, Fenrir gave up, and asked to be released..
On seeing that Fenrir could not break free the gods laughed at him and patted one another on the back, all cheering except for Týr whom knew what was coming next!
Fenrir Bit off his hand in a instant!


When the gods knew that Fenrir was fully bound, they took a cord called "Gelgja" which they attached to Gleipnir, then inserted the cord through a large stone slab called "Gjöll"..
The gods then fastened the stone slab deep into the ground. Afterwards, the gods took a great rock called "Thviti" and thrust it even further into the ground as an anchoring peg.

Fenrir reacted violently; he opened his jaws very widely, and tried to bite the gods. He even tried howling for help, but as he did this, the gods took a massive sword and plunged it into the top of his mouth piercing through and pinning his mouth shut so that he could not bite at them or call for help!

Fenrir "howled horribly," saliva ran from his mouth, and this saliva formed the river "Ván"..
Fenrir stared at the gods with pure hatred! He had a look in his eyes that could instantly kill a mortal!

The gods then left Fenrir there, where he would stay until Ragnarök (The end of the world/end of the gods..)


It was later asked why they did not just kill Fenrir there since they expected great malice from him. It was replies that "so greatly did the gods respect their holy places and places of sanctuary that they did not want to defile them with the wolf's blood even though the prophecies say that he will be the death of Odin."


Anyways, when Ragnarök rolls around, Fenrir end up's growing so big that he is able touch the heavens with his upper jaw and have his lower jaw be underneath the earth, and with one swift bite, he could easily bite the earth in two!
With such strength and power, he breaks free from Gleipnir and joins up with others who wage war on the gods..

Fenrir ends up fighting Odin, and kills Odin..


Also I'm not too sure when or where, but Fenrir has two wolf sons named "Sköll" and "Hati"..
During Ragnarök Sköll will eat the sun and Hati will eat the moon.. Plunging the worlds into darkness..

It is said that After Fenrir kills Odin, Odin's son basically gets a sucker punch and kills Fenrir..
In the end, the worlds are reborn a new, free of the gods..


Anyways, when hearing the story, the Norns definitely did foresee the future, but remember they didn't explain how or why this came to pass..
In my opinion, Fenrir was not bad at all, and it was only natural he would be filled with so much hatred and seek revenge..
It was the gods who betrayed him, the gods to were so cruel to him, and because of what they did, it ultimately caused the events to play into motion..

I mean if Fenrir would have continued to get the love he had as a cub, and if they never treated him with such cruelty, wouldn't he have been loyal? After all it is very much in a wolf's character to be loyal.. And so I think there is a very important point to this story.. Don't you?
Plain and simply the most accurate story of the Fenrir Wolf..


I felt that Fenrir's story needed to be told with justice!
And so I have written out the story and have kept it accurate to the Norse Mythology!

Fenrir is known as a Monster, a Evil wolf, and or strictly known via Cloud Strife From Final Fantasy VII Advent Children..
But I hope you as the readers can see the truth about Fenrir, and can come to understand him/about him..
Wolves are definitely not evil creatures, it's thanks to human beings that they have been looked so down upon, and ironic that the strong and most respectful traits about them are ignored..
Within the story as well as the history of wolves, I hope you as the reader can notice how "fear" of something can cause us to portray that specific something as "evil"..
I also would hope that you all will support the protection of wolves and other animals, rather then ignorantly being a part of ridding our world of such a beautiful animal...

Perhaps it is not a wolf who is evil, much like we have been seeing throughout media and mythology, but rather the true evilness is our actions due to fear and ignorance..



This version of the story was written by me.
I've used various Sources of Norse Mythology..
Fenrir belong's to Norse Mythology and in no way am I saying that I have created him, or thought him up..
But Fenrir does live on my back so FTW!! XD
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mgtd333 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist
watch the movie white fang. it is a movie that shows wolves 4 who they rly r. its rly good u guys would like it
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Atanapotnia Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
I loved your retelling of Fenrir's story. If anyone in Midgard had treated a fellow being with such cruelty it would surely have been punished. Odin's tossing away of Loki's children was tantamount to that sort of cruelty yet he thought he was justified and the Aesir agreed with him.
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FenrirSleeps Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
guess now I know some more details about fenrir story...I didn't find them on prose edda, but there's lot more documents referring to norse mythology which you surely based on...so I suppose their reliable! :)
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MabusTheDark Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
As an Asatruar, I can happily read this admirable retelling of the legend! There are a few minute mistakes, but overall, you have indeed done Fenrisúlfr's legend justice. Now, don't get me wrong, I love wolves. But if a particular wolf is causing a problem, it should be taken care of. It may have been quite cruel how Fenrisúlfr was treated, but it was (mostly) in the best interest for us and the Gods themselves. If you have any other similar works, I would be happy to read them. ^_^
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DARKKNIGHTboss Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
wow... this is awesome :D
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JillHoffman Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is great. I'm currently working on Norse mythology pieces, and stumbled across your page : )
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Hafu-Inuyasha Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Thank you!
Norse Mythology is definitely really interesting.
Definitely let me know when you finish your Norse Mythology pieces, I'll be glad to check them out! ;)
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MagicBats Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa.. What an amazing legend! I never figured Wolves would have a legend such as Fenrir, but i'm glad they do! Because this has really fascinated me. I don't think i'll look at Wolves in the same way anymore ~ I'll see them with more pride, more love and trust in them, because they are NOT evil creatures. Wolves are so beautiful and so pure! People everywhere have just been drilled with this stereotype of an evil wolf through years in the film industry, can't they portray Wolves actually as they are? Stunning creatures who fight honourably and feed their families, just like any other animal ~ including humans!

I love this story, especially considering my inner Spirit animal is also a a beautiful wolf with silver eyes and amber tinted fur! His name is Wind! :)

It didn't seem fair to leave Fenrir like that, to become so afraid of him as he grew. :( If the love he was given was still there, Fenrir wouldn't have had to fight against them so brutally! D:
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Hafu-Inuyasha Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
There are many legends which contain wolves in them!
Wolves have existed in mythology for thousands of years in various cultures! Many cultures actually pay huge tributes of respect to wolves or at least consider wolves to be a very sacred...
I'm glad you liked Fenrir's legend so much, and I guess in a sense Fenrir's legend is definitely one of a kind.. He is after all one of the most legendary wolves or famous..
But the problem is too many people hear his story or hear of him, and see past the point of the story, they only see him as a evil monster..


FEAR.. "HUMANS" only hate on wolves and portray them as evil creatures, because they fear them, and when human beings fear something they want to rid the world of it..
IT IS the reason wolves almost were wiped out! Because of disgusting human beings.. Did you know wolves originally existed all over the United States and a little further out, but were shot, poisoned, trapped then killed and exterminated completely out of America? The reasoning behind this was that "humans" felt that wolves were a danger to them their belonging and to nature..

Even though wolves have NEVER been recorded to have EVER attacked a human being before..
When this point is brought up, these shit stain humans claim that wolves are evil and will disrupt the balance of nature..

But the truth is, Wolves HAVE BEEN HERE LONGER THEN NASTY HUMANS!
They actually keep control over nature, they keep the prey in check which balances the place which in turn helps other animals live.. (If anything humans are the ones destroying the balance of our world, and ensuring the doom of other life..)

But still out of fear these worthless humans continue to hunt and kill wolves, they deny truth that wolves are good animals calling the facts of their worth bullshit... It's disgusting..
When the wolves began to reach the endangered species list, a law was put up to protect them from being hunted, and can you guess what? Those same stupid piece of shit humans still hunted them, regardless, and would gladly accept the charges for it..
Now that the wolves have reached a stable number the law protecting them has been taken down, enabling these pieces of crap to hunt the wolves again.. =/
The thing is, wolves still barely exist in the USA, they're all here in Canada, some are trying to make their way back to the USA, but have rough roads ahead of them, because HUMANS continue to stand in their way..

Wolves are depicted to be such evil creatures in media and I'm completely against this! In fact, anyone who looks down upon wolves is someone I am disgusted at..
It's ironic how human beings manage to ignore all the "good" legends and stories of wolves, instead because of their "fear" they only focus on the bad tales..
The truth is, Wolves are MUCH MORE RESPECTABLE THEN HUMANS CAN EVER BE!
They have traits that we can only wish humans would share..


Again I'm glad this story was enjoyable to you, and I'm also glad that you seen the true nature behind the story, because of the fear of the gods, they made Fenrir what he was because of their cruelty!
This also reflects human beings, the only difference is, a Wolf has never been recorded to attack a human being, and if they ever do, I would feel it was deserved..
But what I really do hope to have accomplished with telling this story is that it has motivated you to learn more about the wolves and to join in the fight to make people respect/love the wolves rather then fear them..
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MagicBats Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Now that's what I like to hear! Wolves being given tribute and seen as the amazing creatures they truly are! But Fenrir wasen't an evil monster was he? He was abused by those who raised him and he refused to stand down to them.

WHAT?! Those poor wolves were salughtered! And for what good reason!? I would LOVE to find them, each and every individual who hurt those innocent wolves and ask them 'Just what the hell have they done to you? Has there EVER actually been a news article in which these incredible creatures are protrayed in this obscene way? Because i tell you, i've never heard a peep out of them.' THey've never been recorded either, you say? Now they're making up easily disprovable excuses.

Humans man.. We're the most evil of all!
You're right! We're totally throwing the natural balance out of whack! We're having an increasing affect on nature's natural foodchain by taking down and hunting the World's most powerful and most significant predators, not to mention using them for freaking entertainment in circuses! >.<

I just don't GET humans! Why must they feel they need to wipe out these wolves? What actual proof or good reason do they have for hunting them? OH! Oh so now we're being blamed for being the good ones now and protecting the wolves? If they were SUCH a horrific nuisance then we'd box them off in their natural habitats because being the good ones, we'd still protect them because they're a prt of theis World :heart: WHAT? THe law is taken down, WHAT THE HELL? You think they'd do the math! Put law up = Wolves are safe. Take law down = Sick bastards are out to get the wolves again. They've gotton themseleves into a continuous loop and it's their own fault.

You're Canadian, Hafu? And there's wolves there?? LET ME COME AND VISIT! :D Maybe I could find Wind!
Most humans just.. disgust me. There's no just reason for hunting these creatures, none at all. Did you know that killing baby seals is considered a sport? WHAT THE FUCK!!

The media can be horrid. I do blame them for giving wolves in particular such a bad name and reputation. Like you said, thhey focus on the bad and let me emphasise, MADE-UP FOR YOUR ENTERTAINMENT tales. It's not fair. However, I do greatly appreciate the positive abd true tales that try to redeem the good name of the wolves! Although i'm not a big fan of the Twilight saga, it's popularity has spread the the good nature of wolves is being renewed!

That's true! If you ask me, humans are the most disgusting, despicable animals on this earth.
But that doesn't mean i'll ever forget that humans are also incredibly good-hearted and with such a vast amount of power we can make such incredible changes on earth. :)

I loved this story! Now that I think about it, it does reflect the relationship between the modern human and wolf! With the humans being evil.
You're right, a wolf would never attack for no good reason. Unless it was under great threat, because wolves are pack animals and they'll always protect each other. Their bonds are strong and they are loyal to one another, that's something humans will never come to recognise. Actually I know quite a lot about animals in general, I just finished my animal care and management college course. But that was all facts, when you read stories like this it evokes deep feelings and becomes fuel!
I will always love the wolves :heart: :)
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Hafu-Inuyasha Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
Fenrir was definitely not a evil monster, he was just doing what comes naturally to those who have been put in that position..


Yeah, throughout the USA Wolves were wiped out completely in brutal ways.. It's disgusting..
You'd question those people in vain, it would just be a waste of time, because the moment you ask what have the wolves done to them, they'll come up with a lot of crock.. Stuff that really doesn't amount to shit, excuses that they will stick by even if you give them reason or facts..


Humans are definitely the most evil creature on this planet..
They are like a plague that destroys everything they come across..
They have no good reason for wiping out creatures like wolves..
They do it because of fear.. Their mentality is that if they fear it, they'll make up stupid excuses to justify their destruction..
What's even more stupid is, this "land" which we're on, isn't ours to begin with, wolves shouldn't need to be boxed in a area, they need to be free on a land which doesn't belong to anyone..
Wolves existed billions of years before humans did, yet the excuse is they're destroying the balance of nature?
But how can that be? I mean they were around when the Dinosaurs were around..
It's been proven as fact that Wolves keep the balance in check..
As a predator they keep the prey in check and hence keeping nature in the perfect balance for the rest of life..
But even though this is fact, humans still continue to make up any excuse possible to justify their evil destruction..
To think about it and the human nature is kind of sickening..


Yeah I suppose I am a Canadian since I was born and raised here.. lol And yes Canada is really the real only country that Wolves exist today in the wild.. (From Grey Wolves to timber wolves all the way up to Arctic Wolves..)

Did you know it's apparently sport to hunt and kill both wolves and the animals wolves hunt for food?
But apparently those who kill Wolves say that Wolves are evil for killing their prey.. But what does that say about humans whom kill both? (Wolves do it for survival, to eat, humans do it for "sport")


I hate twilight with a passion, I feel if anything they've made both wolves and vampires gay.. (I hardly feel they helped..)


You're right, although humans are the most disgusting/evilest creature on this planet, "some" of them are good, they understand and fight for what's right, but sometimes the thin line of good and evil is so hard to see.. Which causes so many to just lose hope in humanity.. It has been said our world will likely end by human hands before anything natural happens.. Did you know that?

I just can't help but wonder whether or not in the end, humans will band together to save the wolves, or if in the end they'll just wipe them clean off of our world..



Thanks, That's definitely the point behind the story! It tells a tale of history repeating itself!
Just as the gods mistreated Fenrir, human beings are mistreating wolves..
Animals like wolves would rather keep their distance from humans and live their life the way it was meant to be lived..
They'd definitely only attack if threatened.. I'd like to think that would be the case for all or most people/creatures that exist..
I'm glad this has given you fuel to push forward, I also hope this story gives people knowledge and drive to push for what's right..
I really do hope I will never have to see the day when Wolves or another amazing creature has been wiped away from this world..
(And believe me! There has been a lot of animals wiped away, due to humans..)
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MagicBats Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
(I'm sorry this took me SO LONG to reply to! :heart:)

That's true! In such a position you would expect that behaviour

I don't wish to know how the wolves where wiped out.. It would be too sad for me to hear. I LOVE the wolves! They're so beautiful !!
See now THAT'S what I hate! Those who hunt these beautiful animals come up with a load of bullshit to try to justify their reasons and blindsight those who know so little!

Why must people feel this need to destroy fear.. ? Fear is what makes us human.. If we were to destroy everything that was feared, then we would have nothing! And through fear, we lose so much of the World. The fact is, most humans don't like to be wrong, and they say nature throws off the balance of nature ~ they make no sense and come up with excuses! WE throw off nature's balance significantly and everything that's happening to our Wolrd is our fault!
We are the parasites of the Earth

You're right! That's highly contradicting!! And did you also know this this.. DISGUSTING fucking sickening 'sport' is to go out to find baby seals and bash their skulls in with a bat? And leave them there on the ice as they die? That is MINDLESS CRUELTY!!! And it makes me SICK!

I don't like Twilight either (My whole faamily loves it xD) Ahah! You're so right! Vampires have become so.. Strangely, more creepy! But I do kinda think that Wolves have been given a different impression on people at the very least.

Yeah I did, actually! We are literally destroying the only home we've ever known. The Earth would still be healthy if we didn't poison it with gases and chemicals, mindless cruelty and inconsideration. Some people are lead astray, but I maintain my faith in good people :) :heart:

We can only hope that people will come together and fight for what's right, Hafu :) X

YES! Wolves attack only as a defensive technique, not out of fun or need for human prey! If you are calm and show no threat, neither will they! :) I WISH people would just see this!
It does, Hafu! And I hope that this story will carry ito the future for others to enjoy and feel moved by!
That's also true! But lucky for us, there are so many people out there right now, saving animals from the brink of extinction! :) :heart: Let's keep as many beautiful animals as we can here, with us!
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Hikaru135 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
Unfortunately this often happens among people!
When you're a little child, people would always be kind with you, take care of you, and give you big smiles of affection, as they're all won over by your cuteness and by you being a helpless baby! But if growing up you'll become big and strong, they'll instinctively see you as a threat, and their feelings towards you won't be as kind as before... The sad thing is that hatred will only get back even more hatred, and a good person may become a bad person if they're fed with bad feelings! I wonder how many people, among those we see as bad people, could have been good people if they had been treated with respect and kindness? This is maybe the main reason why I wouldn't say a person is bad or is good, I don't think a distinction like that could actually be made, but the way a person behaves with you dipends on the way you behave with that person...

I'M SURE Fenrir would have been loyal to the gods if they had treated him with love instead of hatred and fear!!
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Hafu-Inuyasha Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
"Nothing is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so." - William Shakespeare

You're right, the truth is no one is born bad, they're all born good and innocent, they learn from their parents and from the people around them.. If they are raised to be bad, they can become bad..

Bad people, breed bad people..

You're right! The point of the story is; Fenrir (and or wolves)(are) is not evil.. "Fear" breeds hate, or hate is a form of hiding fear.. Lets face it, humans portray wolves as evil creatures, for the same reason why the gods mistreated Fenrir, it was because of "fear"..

If they had just loved him, and treated him right, they would have had one hell of a powerful ally on their side..
I mean Fenrir was strong enough to kill/eat the king of the gods! Could you imagine if the gods were to have him as a loyal ally?


I sometimes have to wonder.. It's not a bad thing to be called a wolf, but maybe it's a bad thing to be called a human!

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Hikaru135 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
Yeah, Shakespeare/Hamlet is right! ;)

Everyone has both good and evil within, but too often we're so blind that we can see only one or the other..
and when fear comes into play, we'll only see evil!

You know what I think? I'm glad Fenrir killed the king of the gods, I wouldn't have liked to live in a world ruled by such cruel, dishonest and unfaithful gods! Fenrir freed us and the world from those gods and made a new era begin, the sad thing is he had to go through all that pain..


After the era of the gods, the era of the humans began.. but humans turned out to be unworty of what they'd been given, and started to act like the lords of the Earth, stealing all Earth's good things for themselves, killing other living creatures, destroying nature..
Eventually nature will free the Earth from humans, and the era of the Animals will begin!
(last line prophecy by me :evillaugh:)

I hope everything is going good for you! :w00t:
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Hafu-Inuyasha Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Definitely!

You're completely right! It's a shame people can seen with a more open mind!

I agree! It's horrible he had to go through that pain, but for those who take the time to look, his story lets us reflect our own world..

Well the truth is, being as destructive as humans are, I'm sure one day humans will end up wiping out themselves and it definitely will be the time of the animals!


Everything is definitely been good for me, I'm been EXTREMELY busy lately though! I hope you've been doing good as well!
I recently finished my tattoo, so you should check that out! ;)
Anyways I hope you've been doing good!
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berrywhitesnow Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I'm gonna say this for both your reply with this and for the story - Just wow. I mean, SERIOUSLY. I have never come across a legend like this before, and it's a shame I wasn't aware of it earlier!
No wonder you like him so much, Fenrir's AWESOME! It really is so sad what happened to him though - as you said to me, if he hadn't have been treated that way, it's almost positive that he would have stayed loyal to the gods! They should have treated him with care no matter his size or capability, and then none of this would have happened!
This is a thrilling legend and it's unlike any I have heard before, and you've told it so well, down to the last detail! Fantastic job! *I can't stop thinking about wolves now, which reminds me of that specific hotmail... XD And hey, I'm going to a forest tomorrow as well! YAHOO~! XD*
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Hafu-Inuyasha Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
It really is an amazing mythology!
I mean of course Fenrir was what really got me into the Norse mythology, but I'm glad for it, because I've really taken a liking to it..

There is so much depth to all the legends..
For example, what you read about Fenrir was harsh, but maybe not as hardcore, but similar cruelty was given to Loki (Fenrir's dad), Fenrir's brother and whatnot..

Anyways I definitely agree, if the gods had treated him right, he would have definitely stayed loyal and he would have been one hell of a powerful ally!
But I think this is a perfect example or perfect point to the story, they reacted due to "fear" and if you look throughout history, you'll notice "fear" and "ignorance" is what has caused us human beings to be such horrible evil creatures..

lol Believe me, I've been obsessed about wolves ever since I've learned of Fenrir, and seeing the werehog was just fuel to the fire.. lol
Anyways Thank you, I'm glad I did justice to telling the tale!
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berrywhitesnow Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
It is and I wanna get into more of it! I love mythology but I've never come across anything like Norse mythology, it's always been Roman or Greek! But Norse mythology has really interested me too! :)

I've heard of Loki before, but I don't know much about him! I don't think I've heard a legend quite this harsh before, despite a lot of legends being pretty brutal! I'm curious to know what happened to Fenrir's brother and sister, and what happened when she was thrown into Hell! That's really sad D:

You're right, he probably would have stayed loyal to the gods and definitely a powerful ally! They say a lot of legends teach a story and I think this teaches a very important one to us, definitely about fear and ignorance!

It was one of the first things I noticed about you! :) It's even better that Sonic became a werehog in particular, isn't it? Of all of the creatures in the world he could have became!
You're welcome, you definitely did an awesome job! :'D
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Hafu-Inuyasha Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
You should totally get into Norse mythology! I think you'll really LOVE it! It's right up your ally when it comes to magic and magical creatures..

Did you know it is praised for it's near accurate conclusion of how the world came to be?
(From a scientific sense parting from religion of course..)
(If you believe in science over religion then this would apply to you.. lol)


Loki was the god of mischief, and so he was always up to naughty things.. (lol not always in the sexual sense, but time to time this did include the sexual sense..)
But although Loki was known for his mischief, on more then a few occasions it was thanks to him that the gods were saved..
(Even if time to time some of the trouble was caused by him.. But even then the trouble he caused tended to be fixed by him...)
Anyways in the end, the gods bound him as well!
They bound him to a tree or something and put a poisonous snake above him, which dripped venom on him sealing him in place.. (Until the end of the world of course when he also is freed to fight along side of Fenrir..)


Fenrir's Brother the great snake was tossed into the sea/great ocean, where he ate fish and later whales to survive..
I've briefly ready into him, but apparently he was mistreated also, and most of the time it was the god "Thor" who did the mistreating.. (Anyways The great snake ultimately stayed in the ocean until the end of the world where he fights and kills Thor, but is also killed by Thor..)


As for Fenrir's sister "Hel"..
She was thrown into Hell only because of two reasons..
1.) Because she was one of Loki's children who was considered evil..
And
2.)Because of how she looked..
Her fate wasn't as harsh, but it goes something like she was tossed into hell and while there she had taken control of much of the underworld, ruling as something of a queen of the dead..
She pretty much stay's in hell until the end of the world, in which case she will bring her army of the dead to fight along side her family against the gods..


Anyways it would definitely have been the case, I mean Fenrir was only acting on how he was forced to be..
It's only natural for him to be the way he is/was..
The gods were fools and just as the story tells so are humans when it comes to how they mistreat wolves in general..
Once again due to fear and ignorance..



It's really awesome Sonic became a wolf..
It's one point added to how cool and great wolves are.. But unfortunately even as a good thing people tend to bash it, and it hasn't changed the balance of what damage humans have done and continue to do.. =/
Thanks once again! ;)
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berrywhitesnow Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I think I definitely will! I will get into it for sure when I have some time!
You're right, anything that concerns magic or supernatural beings I'm totally interested in! So I think I will have a look for sure!

No, I didn't know that! That's really interesting! I'm definitely open to the theory of it, the question of how the universe/the world was created is one that often pops up in my trail of thought when I'm daydreaming! Whilst I understand religion's point-of-view, and I'm informed of science's perspective on it, I find myself drawn to the mythological sides of how the world came to be, I just find those the most fascinating! :)

Oh my, so his whole family was pretty much treated like crap then? That's horrible! All of them were mistreated!
No wonder Fenrir became so enraged, not only was he treated unfairly or with no justice, but his whole family were as well! So I completely understand now...
Perhaps to those who don't know the full story Fenrir just appears as this aggressive, angsty god, but there is a much deeper story and background of how he came to be how he is...
All of this is wonderful, I must look into it further :)

I agree, it's like the actions of the gods were casted down onto Earth to affect the views on many people, and they injure wolves because of it, it's horrible! I'll never turn my back on the wolf population though, never! I've always loved them, but now I really see how beautiful, how wonderful they really are!

Yeah, I can't help but think that's a bit of a coincidence!
I agree with that! It's a credit to both of them - for wolves being associated with Sonic, and Sonic being associated with wolves!
Ugh, I just ignore those people.. At the end of the day, many of us love Sonic as a wolf, so I think that's what matters!
You're welcome as always, Sonic~!
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Hafu-Inuyasha Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
No doubt! You've definitely become a very busy lady!

To sum it up, yeah Fenrir's whole family was treated like crap..
Although ironically Odin's horse is actually Fenrir's half brother..
Odin's horse actually fought against his father's side..
But I'm pretty sure when Fenrir ate Odin, he also ate his half brother.. So all's well and good..

That's usually the thing with people... They'll look at things strictly on the surface, and never dare dive further in to see the whole truth.. It's unfortunate people often tend to miss the big picture of life and continue on in that way...
The tale of Fenrir is no different..


Honestly, the people who complain about Werehog just don't understand Sonic and hardly can call themselves fans..
They completely miss the point Sonic is about adventure as he is about speed..
Then you have followers, who choose to hate something, because it's what everyone else is doing.. (Kind of like a "in thing" to do..)
But, it really doesn't bother me, because to me those people have nothing better to do with their lives, they live to follow pointlessness and I just feel sorry for them..
Of course if asked to by them, I'd gladly pull their teeth for dinner and then knock them out for dessert! ;)
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berrywhitesnow Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Aww, you referred to me as a lady? Thank you! :'D

Wow, that's really harsh! But yeah, I guess it's a good thing that everything balanced out, right? :) It seems like they're all related to one another too!

It's a real shame for sure that people don't choose to scrape more than the surface with things like this, there is so much more depth and such an interesting story, which a lot of people miss out on, and I feel sorry for them! But it's their loss, right? XD

Yeah, I don't get that at all! I love the Werehog, personally! He's a very interesting side to Sonic's personality, a lot more in touch with his animal side, so I really do like him! :)
Yeah, they choose to hate it to follow the crowd without knowing what the real story is!
XD I'm sure you would be happy to do that, I don't blame you! I think it would be pretty funny too, in a way!
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