Beanie – Wolf
Fits all Adult Head sizes.
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Norse – Fenrir, the name means “He Who Dwells in the Marshes.” Remember that all ancient people wrote this way about nature. His importance for the pre-Christian Scandinavians is humongous as he is mentioned on numerous surviving runestones, not to mention in many Old Norse literary sources.
He’s the son of the god Loki and the giantess Angrboda, which makes him the brother of the serpent Jormungand and the Underworld goddess Hel as Loki is both genders as he gives birth himself to a couple of his children.
Celtic – In Scotland, Cailleach the Crone Goddess, who brings destruction and winter with her and rules the dark half of the year, is portrayed riding a speeding wolf, bearing a hammer or a wand made of human flesh. In addition to her role as destroyer, she is depicted as a protector of wild things, like the wolf itself, according to the Carmina Gadelica.
Werewolf legends were particularly prevalent in parts of Eastern Europe until very recently. The Scottish equivalent is the legend of the Wulver on Shetland. The Wulver was said to have the body of a man and the head of a wolf. These came along from sending boys into the woods for their coming of age, called wolf packs.
Sadly – Christianity came in and in Scotland, as early as the 2nd Century BC, King Dorvadilla decreed that anyone who killed a wolf would be rewarded with an ox, and in the 15th Century James the First of Scotland ordered the eradication of wolves in the kingdom. ‘Last wolf’ legends are found in many parts of Scotland, although the very last was allegedly killed in 1743, near the River Findhorn by a stalker named MacQueen.
|Dimensions||28 × 26.8 × 1.25 cm|