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Garm: The Mysterious Canine of Norse Mythology

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Garm: The Mysterious Canine of Norse Mythology In the intricate tapestry of Norse mythology, amidst the pantheon of gods and the looming specter of Ragnarok, one figure stands out for its elusive nature - Garm (Old Norse: Garmr).  Garm is a wolf or dog associated with both Hel and Ragnarök, and described as a blood-stained guardian of Hel's gate and the forces of destruction. However, Garm remains shrouded in mystery, with sparse and vague references leaving much to interpretation. The image seen here is "Hel" (1889) by Johannes Gehrts. Hel (the daughter of Loki and ruler of the dead underworld also known as Hel) is seen here holding a staff, and flanked by the hound Garmr - both atop a cliff's ledge....

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