"Odin and Fenriswolf, Freyr and Surt" (1905) by Emil Doepler

There Must Fall the Joy of Frigg

Now comes to Hlin* | yet another hurt,
When Odin fares | to fight with the wolf,
And Beli’s fair slayer | seeks out Surt,
For there must fall | the joy of Frigg.

Then comes Sigfather’s | mighty son,
Vidar, to fight | with the foaming wolf;
In the giant’s son | does he thrust his sword
Full to the heart: | his father is avenged.

–Voluspa 53-54 (Bellows)

*Hlin is Frigga; the wolf is Fenrir; Freyr slayed Beli

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