Friday, November 26, 2010

The Fenris Coughs

Fenris is the child of Loki and Angrboda. The name of the chain is Gleipnir (deceive or entangler). It was made of the footstep of a cat, the roots of a mountain, a woman’s beard, the breath of fishes, the sinews of a bear and the spittle of birds. Fenris was chained by this wisp of magic to a rock a mile under the earth. The name of the rock is Gioll (scream). In the end, Fenris will break the chain and roam MidgĂ„rd during Ragnarok.

3. The Fenris Coughs

I just heard the Fenris’ guttural cough:

On this, the Nordic vision is very clear:

"Wars and rumors of wars" are not enough:

Three Finbul Winters in three consecutive years

must first appear before he breaks his chain.

(The silver chain the dwarves wove and forged.

The magic chain which binds the wolf in pain

as Tyr leaves his arm in the Fenris’ gorge!)

But on such a summerly day as we have today,

how can anyone lend to such dreams any credence?

There are many games afoot and many who play

with our hearts, our minds and souls with no pretense

except a mask of righteousness ensconced

behind a pack of lies and flatulence!

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