Tuesday 11 December 2012

Fenrir the wolf

Well, today is Tyr's Day as my readership knows from this post. And I am reading at the moment this book. So I decided tonight to upload maybe my favourite picture made by Giovanni Caselli: the giant wolf Fenrir tied down. This shows when he was bounded by the Aesir (I cannot join the a and the e as it should be), after he ate Tyr's hand. The original image is much bigger, I have only uploaded here half of it. As Christmas is coming and I associate Viking myths with the Nativity, and as there is a dark side to Christmas, I thought it was fitting to blog again about Norse mythology and this wanton brutish force that is Fenrir, who personifies the scarier aspects of winter so well.


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Great picture!

Guillaume said...

It's a great picture indeed. I wonder why Caselli is not more famous.