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Continental creatures: animals in contemporary European history

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)517-529
Number of pages13
JournalContemporary European History
Issue number3
Early online date27 Feb 2018
DateIn preparation - 2016
DateAccepted/In press - 7 Nov 2016
DateE-pub ahead of print - 27 Feb 2018
DatePublished (current) - Aug 2018


In Norse mythology Fenrir, a wolf God born of the God of fire, possessed so much power that he horrified the other gods. Restrained by a chain forged from elements of the earth – such as the breath of fish and the roots of mountains – his power was held in check so that it could not be unleashed across the realms of gods and men. The chains of his captivity appeared to be fragile but were in fact supernaturally robust, though his eventual catastrophic escape was foretold by oracles of the age.

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