Guardian of Hel's gate
Garmr is described in the Prose Edda as a massive dog that guards Hel’s gate. There he is chained until Ragnarok when he is destined to break free to fight the god, Tyr. It is unclear whether Garmr is a separate being or simply another name for Fenrir the wolf. The root word "garm" is often used as a kenning (poetic allusion) for that which destroys (like fire being the garm of wood).
This piece was produced in December 2018 as part of the Mini Myth Collection®
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Mini Myth - Garmr
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