Norse mythology will never cease to amaze and offer us infinite inspiration. Every time we read something we are bewildered and something new is revealed. As it couldn’t be in any other way the story of Fenrir the Wolf had to be one of our favorites. Fenrir is among the most awesome and complicated figures and has always fascinated us. 

At El Solitario we empathize so much with this legendary and demonized wolf, his traits and destiny, that became the inspiration to drop this sweater commemorating our 10th Anniversary and remembering the fallen that stood up to their dreams.

Historically has always been considered the evil who finished Odin in Ragnarok.  A wolf demon of disproportionate dimensions, with power and rage to finish the world as we know it. Still, we can’t but doubt he was the villain everyone want us to believe. 

If you are a newbie to Norse mythology, Fenrir was the son of demoniac Loki and Angrboda the giantess. Both parents of our wolf were enemies of the Gods and therefore were terminated by them. 

After all, whether Fenrir was the villain or the victim of life adversity, it was only natural that he stood up and fought for his family and what he believed.

“Fenrir, the giant wolf, could not be constrained by any means known to man, so the dwarves forged a chain, but not from metal. Nothing made by man could constrain Fenrir, so they forged it from the things we cannot see and the things we cannot hear. Like the breath of a fish… the sound a moving cat makes. The roots… of a mountain.”

Old things must die and new things shall come. That’s the rule. Norse Pantheon and the cosmos under Norse gods’ rule had to come to an end when their time was up. And they must be gone for the new generation of gods. It was a naturally selective process. 

“This is the story about Fenrir, the wolf begotten by deceit and pain.

The prophecy said he would kill Odin at Ragnarok.

Our wolf was growing and his anger getting out of control.

They tried to contain him with the chain of “tradition”, and they failed.

They tried to tame him with the chain of “law”, and they failed again.

Only with “consciousness,” a chain as light as unbreakable, did the wolf succumb. But he took with him the hand that fed him.

Dear Fenrir, we’ll see you tomorrow, at Ragnarok.”

El Solitario MMX

8 Responses

  1. “The Fenrir wolf will walk with its mouth open, its lower jaw skimming the earth and its upper jaw touching the sky, and it would open it wider if there was room. Flames will burst from his eyes and nostrils. ”

    Gylfaginning, chapter 51

    1. Two thumbs up Bebel … nice to see another literate person joining the wolf pack . Here’s hoping you stick around .

      Rock On – Ride On – Read On – Remain Calm ( getting more and more difficult in these Unknitted States of ‘merica I/we reside in ) .. and do please .. Carry On !

    1. Well Splinks … looks like y’all wasn’t first after all . Beaten to the punch by a no doubt temporarily stuck in limbo post … containing ;

      … a brilliant quote from the text the Wolves are using .

      So Bebel is not only first … but the best as well !

      Se la vie Splinky 😎

  2. Nice ! A bit of ancient mythology to commemorate some recent history !

    Congrats on ten years . FYI; Y’all definitely do NOT qualify for PdO’s ” InstaFamous / InstaBroke ” moniker ! 😉

    I’ll be raising a glass o’ Stranahans . The last bits of one of the last pre-buyout bottles ( Tastes more like cognac than Whiskey and makes JB or JD taste like sewer water )

    But hey … y’alls worth it

    Rock On – Ride On – Remain Calm ( despite all the BS ) … and do … for the love of all things M/C … Carry On … my wayward sons .

    Cause as motorcyclists fall into the trap of stupidity ( 250,000 + cases of COVID 19 thanks to Sturgis ) and the past ( including now CycleWorld magazine ) is passing away quicker than anyone should be comfortable with.. etc .. et al … ad nauseam …. y’all are one of the few remaining bastions of sanity in the M/C world

    Sigh …


    1. A little theme song fer yer anniversary I was just reminded of today

      Los Lobos – ” Will the Wolf Survive ? ” ( I’d link it but the system would blip me if I did )

      The answer being … a definitive …. YES !!!!!!!

  3. Hmmm …. hadn’t noticed this … so … going out of your way to prove to the world your lack of imagination … or should that be a distinct lack of vocabulary ?

    Seriously Splinky Dinky … you’re rapidly descending from ridiculously uninformed clueless little troll .. to the ludicrous … to the abjectly pathetic

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