Storytelling: An Encyclopedia of Mythology and Folklore by Josepha Sherman (2008-10-15)

Storytelling: An Encyclopedia of Mythology and Folklore by Josepha Sherman (2008-10-15)

Josepha Sherman

Language: English

Pages: 0

ISBN: B01JXP9X8C

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Storytelling: An Encyclopedia of Mythology and Folklore by Josepha Sherman (2008-10-15)

Josepha Sherman

Language: English

Pages: 0

ISBN: B01JXP9X8C

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


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allow them to bind him. Finally, Tyr offered to put his right hand into Fenrir’s mouth to show there was no trickery involved. The gods bound Fenrir with Gleipnir. When he could not break free, he bit off Tyr’s hand. But the gods had won. They tied Gleipnir to another chain and tied that to a boulder, which they drove deep into the earth. Then they placed a sword in Fenrir’s mouth, with the hilt resting on his lower jaw and the point against the roof of his mouth. There Fenrir was to remain until

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