Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
Norse, mythology, Fenrir, Gods
This piece explores three realms of Ancient Norse legend through the eyes of Fenrir the great black wolf, son of the god of mischief Loki, who is destined to devour Odin, king of the gods, at Ragnarok – Twilight of the Gods, the end of the world. We first explore the land of Fenrir’s birth, Jotunheim, the land of the giants. Jotunheim is cold and desolate, but its grand mountains and valleys inspire a sense of awe. A sinister feeling penetrates the mood as the gods sneak into Jotunheim to kidnap Fenrir and his two siblings. After a struggle with the children’s mother, the giantess Angrboda, the gods steal through the forest of Myrkwood that separates their homeland from that of the giants. The forest is a calming and playful place to Fenrir, who will spend most of his younger days roaming freely among the trees. As the gods exit the forest, the land of Asgard looms ahead, beautiful and imposing. The power of the gods resonates through this realm, but it is never forgotten that Fenrir and his family will ultimately triumph.
Laven, Amanda, "Beyond Myrkwood For Orchestra" (2013). Honors Theses. 695.