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Loki's monstrous Wolf Son

Too dangerous for the Aesir, they trick Fenrir into letting them bind him with a magic ribbon. The wolf insists, however, that the great swordsman of the gods, Tyr, put his hand in his jaws while they tie him. When it becomes clear the ribbon cannot be broken and the wolf is bound, he bites off Tyr's sword hand. In the Ragnarok, Fenrir is destined to fight Odin. In revenge for the All-father's death, one of Odin's sons kills Fenrir by tearing his jaw apart.

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Dagfin Werenskiold's wood relief outside Oslo's Radhus, or City Hall.

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