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Fenrir by Chaos-Draco Fenrir by Chaos-Draco
Hi everyone

This is other piece for a "possible" proyect od TCG game

"Fenrir (or Fenris) is a gigantic and terrible monster in the shape of a wolf. He is the eldest child of Loki and the giantess Angrboda. The gods learned of a prophecy which stated that the wolf and his family would one day be responsible for the destruction of the world. They caught the wolf and locked him in a cage. Only the god of war, Tyr (hardcolico.deviantart.com/#/d5… , dared to feed and take care of the wolf.

When he was still a pup they had nothing to fear, but when the gods saw one day how he had grown, they decided to render him harmless. However, none of the gods had enough courage to face the gigantic wolf. Instead, they tried to trick him. They said the wolf was weak and could never break free when he was chained. Fenrir accepted the challenge and let the gods chain him. Unfortunately, he was so immensely strong that he managed to break the strongest fetters as if they were cobwebs.

After that, the gods saw only one alternative left: a magic chain. They ordered the dwarves to make something so strong that it could hold the wolf. The result was a soft, thin ribbon: Gleipnir. It was incredibly strong, despite what its size and appearance might suggest. The ribbon was fashioned of six strange elements: the footstep of a cat; the roots of a mountain; a woman's beard; the breath of fishes; the sinews of a bear; and a bird's spittle.

The gods tried to trick the wolf again, only this time Fenrir was less eager to show his strength. He saw how thin the chain was, and said that was no pride in breaking such a weak chain. Eventually, though, he agreed, thinking that otherwise his strength and courage would be doubted. Suspecting treachery however, he in turn asked the gods for a token of good will: one of them had to put a hand between his jaws. The gods were not overly eager to do this, knowing what they could expect. Finally, only Tyr agreed and the gods chained the wolf with Gleipnir. No matter how hard Fenrir struggled, he could not break free from this thin ribbon. In revenge, he bit off Tyr's hand.

Being very pleased with themselves, the gods carried Fenrir off and chained him to a rock (called Gioll) a mile down into the earth. They put a sword between his jaws to prevent him from biting. On the day of Ragnarok, Fenrir will break his chains and join the giants in their battle against the gods. He will seek out Odin and devour him. Vidar, Odin's son, will avenge his father by killing the wolf ".

I hope you like it!
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:iconcameronmao:
Cameronmao Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
Fenrir was very strong like the one on my dream
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Nutcase9 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Student General Artist
Self-fulfilling prophecy much?
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DaimoNxx Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
Fenris. The bringer of Ragnarök
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shadowdotm Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
so Epic!
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:iconoptimario94:
OptiMario94 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
WOW!!!!!!!!!
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Dante9810 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
Impresionante dibujo ,como me gustaria dibujar como tu . Espero y me permitas usarlo para algo? Nice drawing.
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Chaos-Draco Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Pues mi unica condicion es que pongas los creditos, solo eso, saludos y muchas gracias por comentar!
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Dante9810 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Ok gracias, megusta tu dibujo es mas lo admiro :)
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:icondrew1drew1:
drew1drew1 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
This is awesome!
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:icondaicadg48:
daicadg48 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
Nice drawing
can you change the ice to lightning?
i'm very like lightning and i hope you won't mind
anyway, nice drawing
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:iconmasterwolf99:
MasterWolf99 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Student General Artist
AWESOME!!!
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:iconwolfkid27:
WolFkId27 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What's weird is I just read about this and named an animal after it just a few weeks ago... :0

Epic drawing :D
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Deathwatch116 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
That is what i call a god killer, awesome Wolf!
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:icondsa09:
DSA09 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG!!!! awesome :la:
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:iconwingwolf88:
wingwolf88 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
Wow, very nice draw! OoO
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ShadaTHedgehog Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
That's soooo AWESOME!!!!!!! I know a little about Fenrir too, except I saw him differently, a huge ordinary wolf with a chain wrapped around his snout. But yours is awesome!!! Awesome job.
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JMANN000 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
I love Fenrir..and this work makes me adore the story of him even more. FANTASTIC job.
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:iconatsuky:
Atsuky Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Asombroso :O
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SamuraiShinai Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
Wolf as big as mountain tops... Yeah the gods had reason enough to fear him !!
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:iconbu11shit:
bu11shit Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
May Ragnarok never come and fenrir never break his chains
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hobonick Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
i cant get it to fit on my desktop, like it zoomed in too much, downloading jpg doesn't help, ideas?
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Kuntos-Distorter Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
very beautiful work on this piece!
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duplexart Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Love it, colouring, perspective, background.... Everything is fab!!!
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:iconnidokingfan:
Nidokingfan Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Student Writer
Badass!
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ZeroXross Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Great for reference but the snout seems short for him to look like a wolf
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:iconafromasta:
Afromasta Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is amazing
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:iconcrimsondivine:
CrimsonDivine Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
Thats awesome dude. Have ou heard of a game called Smite? this pic totally looks like Fenrir's frostfang skin from that game.
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:iconholycrush:
Holycrush Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Exactly.
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:iconcrimsondivine:
CrimsonDivine Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
Huh?
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VanGoghsAssistant1 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
That's one badass wolf!!!
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AntiMach Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great back story you have for this character. I like the concept of the Dwarven chain, as well as Fenrir's second thoughts on displaying his strength and the reasoning behind it. Very intense character. The blizzard is only succeeding in pissing him off!
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IT-WEREWOLF Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Interesting portrayal of the mythical beast...
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:iconduovi:
DuoVI Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Bad-assery at it's finest. I love Norse Mythos
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TheBlueWizard Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
F@#$%^& awesome!!!
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deviantWolf81 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
SPLENDID.
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tototototo81 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
FANTASTIC
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WargusEstor Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is an amazing illustration
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Ryumajin84 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Great...
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trolonge Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
hello, this artwork is amazing, i love it and i would like to know if you would allow me to create a magic the gathering funcard from it, you would be cited as the autor and i would give the advice to look your deviant art account too :) tell me quickly and continue what you are doing, it's amazing. :D
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WerecatShadow Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very well done !
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TheSepiaRaven Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
\m/ \m/
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Alanwakeup Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh nice! I love the details you put into it with the ice in his fur :D

I'm sure it'll be picked
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MorbiusMonster Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
I recognise the runes on his cuffs. "K", "B", "A", "Z" and "EI". Are they random or are you trying to spell something?
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LoanSkunk Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
need some help
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MissDudette Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
WOW. Love the story!
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:icondethoveye96:
dethoveye96 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing *O* I'm speechless
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Lord-Naraku Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Epic work! I love the colors the pose and everything about this piece. Excellent job. Your rendition of Fenrir is really fantastic! XD
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XxW4loRdxX Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
wow he dah big
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XxW4loRdxX Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
:O
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FastFlyer01 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
Now THAT is how a wolf is supposed to look.
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