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Note to Anon Mhkv 21III

[7] Fenri ‘Fenrir’: Name of the wolf, enemy of the gods, fettered by the Æsir until the end of the world. Gylf (SnE 2005, 25, 27-8) describes the glee of all the gods but Týr on learning that the fetter Gleipnir worked. Fenrir breaking his fetter signals the onset of Ragnarǫk: cf. Vsp 44/3-4 and 49/3-4 (NK 10-11): festr mun slitna, | enn freki renna ‘the fetter will break and the wolf run free’.

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. NK = Neckel, Gustav and Hans Kuhn (1899), eds. 1983. Edda: Die Lieder des Codex Regius nebst verwandten Denkmälern. 2 vols. I: Text. 5th edn. Heidelberg: Winter.
  3. SnE 2005 = Snorri Sturluson. 2005. Edda: Prologue and Gylfaginning. Ed. Anthony Faulkes. 2nd edn. University College London: Viking Society for Northern Research.
  4. Internal references
  5. (forthcoming), ‘ Snorri Sturluson, Gylfaginning’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. . <https://skaldic.org/m.php?p=text&i=113> (accessed 5 August 2021)
  6. Not published: do not cite ()

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