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What are the different names of Fenrir / Fenris Wolf?

In Norse mythology, he is called both Fenrir and Fenrisúlfr. Fenrisúlfr means Fenrir's Wolf, but it seems to be common to translate it as Fenris Wolf. For example, here's a poem (from Vafþrúðnismál, ...
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Are man and woman like ash and elm? How?

I will start with question 3, as it is the most straightforward. Gaiman has done a whole lot of elaboration on a passage that is in fact rather short. I will quote the relevant passages from the ...
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What does it mean that different parts of humans are created by different gods?

The primary sources Let us start with what the sources actually say they were given, and by whom. First, from Völuspá: Mind they not own, reflection they had not, no vision nor cover or colour ...
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What are the different names of Fenrir / Fenris Wolf?

As Snorri Sturluson's Edda says, in the Skaldskaparmal (pg 164 of my Faulkes translation): warg, wolf, Geri, watcher and grey beast, Hati, Hrodvitnir and heath-dweller, Freki and forest dweller, ...
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What does it mean that different parts of humans are created by different gods?

I'm going to attempt an answer, based on my knowledge of mythology in general, and Classical mythology in particular, with the caveat that I'd redirect you towards Stack Mythology where the real Norse ...
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