Posts Tagged ‘Fenrir’

Fenrir was Bound on Asköy

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

Remember how Loki got really wild one night—even by his standards—with a giantess, who then ended up giving birth to a wolf and two other monsters? And how that wolf then grew and grew and grew till the gods finally feared him so much that they made the decision to shackle him down on an island far away? Well, I had not realized, but in the twentieth century, the sculptor Arne Vinje Gunnerud tried his own hand in the binding of Fenrir, on the island of Asköy near Bergen in Norway. And I’d say he succeeded quite well. He probably didn’t even lose an appendage in the process, and that is worthy of a mighty skål indeed.

Celebrate the Solstice with John Bauer

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Photobucket“Holy shit, Tyr just stuck his hand in the wolf’s mouth!…Sweet.”

That, I think, is the effect John Bauer was going for in this piece. He was really good at this sort of thing, and it’s unfortunate that he’s dead. But then that’s just one of the natural side effects of being born over 100 years ago, regardless of whether you drown in a boat accident or not. Visit Art Passions or the John Bauer Museum to discover some more of his amazing artwork featuring scenes from Norse mythology and Swedish folklore.