The Binding of Fenrir tee (Unisex)
Our Binding of Fenrir tees are ethically made using 100% organic cotton and have a classic fit. These tees are unisex; looking great on both men and women.
This T-shirt features our Binding of Fenrir design as a pocket print. The design is done in a traditional Norse style and depicts Tyr with his arm between Fenrir's jaws.
- Binding of Fenrir
- 100% Organic cotton, GOTs accredited, fairwear foundation certified and vegan approved.
- Classic fit
- "Horns of Odin" logo tag
Sizes (Half Chest)
- XS - 46 cm - 18"
- Small - 49 cm - 19"
- Medium - 52 - 20.5"
- Large - 55 cm - 21.5"
- XL - 58 cm - 23"
- XXL - 61 cm - 24"
- XXXL - 64 cm - 25"
The binding of Fenrir is one of the most powerful, but also heartbreaking, stories in all of Norse mythology.
In the poem Völuspá, it is prophesied that the wolf Fenrir would devour Odin (Old Norse: Óðinn) at Ragnarok; and bring about the end of days.
Fenrir (Old Norse: "fen-dweller") was the son of Loki and the giantess Angrboda (“She Who Bodes Anguish”). The gods feared Fenrir too much to simply cast him away, so the decision was made to rear the pup, under their watchful eye, in Asgard (Old Norse: Ásgarðr; "Enclosure of the Æsir"). Only one god was brave enough to approach the hound; Tyr. Tyr, upholder of law and honour, cared for and befriended the wolf.
However, Fenrir began to grow at an alarming rate which terrified the gods. So the decision was made to bind Fenrir, in attempt to prevent the prophecy coming true. The gods convinced the beast that they wanted to test his strength, and to do this they would bind him with chains. Fenrir escaped each time by breaking chain after chain, and each time the gods masked their disappointment with faked cheers of jubilation at the monsters unstoppable power.
Panic-stricken the gods sent a message to Svartalfheim (Realm of the Dwarves) asking the master craftsmen to create a chain. The Dwarves combined 6 impossible items; the sound of a cat's footsteps, the beard of a woman, the roots of a mountain, the sinews of a bear, the breath of a fish and the spittle of a bird, creating the unbreakable chain; Gleipnir.
When presented with the challenge to break free from Gleipnir, Fenrir suspected trickery by the gods and refused to be bound. Unless one of the gods would lay his or her hand across his knife life teeth, as a pledge of good faith. None of the gods stepped forward to accept the task, as it meant the certainty of losing a hand and breaking an oath. Tyr, the brave god and Fenrir's only friend, stepped forward and laid his arm between the wolf's jaws. As predicted, when Fenrir discovered that he couldn't escape Gleipnir, he bit through Tyr arm and swallowed his hand.
The beast was taken to a lonely and desolate location, where a sword was placed in his mouth forcing his jaws open. Fenrir howled wildly and ceaselessly awaiting his change at revenge, awaiting Ragnarök.
Tyr committed the ultimate sacrifice and betrayal in order to protect the 9 realms.