Blogue d'un québécois expatrié en Angleterre. Comme toute forme d'autobiographie est constituée d'une large part de fiction, j'ai décidé de nommer le blogue Vraie Fiction.
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.