Fenrir (ᚠᛖᚾᚱᛁᚱ) is a giant wolf from Norse mythology who together with the world serpent Jörmungandr and Hel, is a child of Loki and the giantess Angrboða.
When Loki brought the young wolf to the gods it was still small but it quickly grew in size and Odin had a rope (often depicted as a chain) forged by dwarves. The chain known as Gleipnir was made out of everything that cannot be seen or heard. It is thin like silk but stronger than all other materials.
The gods feared it too much to feed it. The only one brave enough was Tyr who had the mission befall him. One day when feeding the beast it took his hand in the process.
Later Fates of Fenrir
Fenrir as well as Loki are fettered on the island Lyngve in the ocean Amsvartner in Hel. By the ocean Amsvartner lies the beach Narstrand which is covered in huge deadly thorns. In some depictions the Narstrand is said to be used as a protection of the fettered wolf.
Fenrir plays a huge part of Ragnarök as he is fated to slay the allfather Odin and subsequently be slain by Odin's son Víðarr. Fenrir's two children Hati and Sköll also play a big part in the Destruction mythos as Hati is to consume the moon and Sköll is to consume the sun.
Sometimes Fenrir is said to have a third son named Garmr which would guard the gates of Hel like that of Cerberus. Most often Garmr and Fenrir is assumed to be one and the same as the both are said to be the one fated to battle Odin at the later half of Ragnarök. 

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