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Skoll, Hati, and Fenrir

The legend of Hati and Skoll, children of Fenrir. Hati chases the moon and Skoll chases the sun in attempts to swallow them. At Ragnarok Hati and Skoll will succeed in their endeavours.

The Irish werewolf is different from the Teutonic or European werewolf, as it is really not a “monster” at all. Unlike its continental cousins, this shapeshifter is the guardian and protector of children, wounded men and lost persons. According to some ancient sources, the Irish werewolves were even recruited by kings in time of war. Known in their native land as the faoladh or conroicht, their predatory behaviour is typical of the common wolf, not beneath the occasional nocturnal raid .

"Phoenix". A fabulous bird that periodically regenerated itself, used in literature as a symbol of death & resurrection. According to legend, the phoenix lived in Arabia. When it reached the end of its life (500 years), it burned itself on a pyre of flames, & from the ashes a new phoenix arose. As a sacred symbol in Egyptian religion, the phoenix represented the sun, which dies each night & rises again each morning. According to Herodotus the bird was red & golden and resembled an eagle.

Hati & Skoll

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This is freakin' AWESOME! Mjolnir with the wolves Fenrir (son of Loki - will slay Odin at Ragnarok), Skol (chases the chariot that pulls the sun across the sky), and Hati (chases the moon). My inner Norse mythology geek is showing again, huh?

The Kelpie is a supernatural water horse from Celtic folklore that is believed to haunt the rivers and lochs of Scotland and Ireland

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Fenrisúlfr (Fenris wolf) The Binding of Fenrir, or How Tyr lost his hand. Tyr was the Viking god of war, Justice and heroic glory and portrayed with only one hand. He was the brother of Thor and son of Odin and renowned for his swordsmanship. Tacitus called him the German Mars. After the Norn sisters prophesied that the Fenrir Wolf would set Ragnarok in motion, Odin was saddened. He loved the playful cub as a favorite. The Völva also foretells that Odin will be consumed by Fenrir at Ragnarök...

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True Vikings didn't wear horns on their helmets.

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The Last Unicorn.... And the red bull chased them all into the sea....