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In Norse mythology, Sköll was a wolf that chased the sun (Sol) through the sky every day, trying to eat her. Sköll has a brother, Hati, who chases the moon. Both are supposedly brothers/sons of Fenrir. At Ragnarok, both Sköll and Hati will succeed in their quests. Norse or Scandinavian mythology comprises the pre-Christian religion, beliefs and legends of the Scandinavian people, including those who settled on Iceland, where the written sources for Norse mythology were assembled. ... Wolf Wolf Man Mount Wolf Wolf Prizes Wolf Spider Wolf 424 Wolf 359 Wolf Point Wolf-herring Frank Wolf Friedrich Wolf Friedrich August Wolf Hugo Wolf Johannes Wolf Julius Wolf Max Franz Joseph Cornelius Wolf Maximilian Wolf Rudolf Wolf Thomas Wolf As Name Wolf Breidenbach Wolf Hirshorn Other The call... The Trundholm sun chariot pulled by a horse is believed to be a sculpture illustrating an important part of Nordic Bronze Age mythology. ... In Norse mythology, Hati was a wolf that chased Mani, the moon, through the sky every night. ... Fenrir may refer to: Fenrisulfr, a Norse mythological wolf. ... Look up Ragnarok in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... In Norse mythology, Hati was a wolf that chased Mani, the moon, through the sky every night. ...


Skoll in Popular Culture

  • In Final Fantasy X one of the many fiends in the game is a wolf named 'Skoll'
  • In Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake series, the Skoll is the head enforcer and bodyguard to the Ulfric, the werewolf king. (The Hati is his second, while Fenrir is the challanger to the Ulfric)
  • In Warhammer Fantasy, Skoll is a legendary wolf from Teutogen folklore, the companion of Ulric himself who chases away the sun to allow the onset of winter.
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Arvak and Alsvid, Auðumbla, Blóðughófi, Eikþyrnir, Fenrisulfr, Garm, Geri and Freki, Grani, Gullinbursti, Gullinkambi, Gulltopp, Hati, Heiðrún, Hildisvíni, Hófvarpnir, Hræsvelgr, Hrímfaxi, Hugin and Munin, Jörmungandr, Lindorm, Mánagarmr, Níðhöggr, Ratatosk, Skinfaxi, Skoll, Sleipnir, Svadilfari, Sæhrímnir, Tanngrisnir and Tanngnjóstr, Werewolf, Veðrfölnir
This passage is known as Alfrodull, meaning "glory of elves," which in turn was a common kenning for the sun.
It is fated that Skoll will eventually catch Sol and eat her; however, she will be replaced by her daughter.
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