Sköll and Hati

The Myth of Sköll and Hati

At the heart of Norse mythology, lurk Sköll and Hati, two wolves born of the union between the mighty Fenrir and the giantess Angrboda, descendants of Loki. These siblings, whose names evoke betrayal and hatred, are destined to play crucial roles in the destiny of the cosmos.

Sköll, with steely determination, relentlessly pursues Arvak and Alsvid, the noble horses that guide the chariot of the Goddess Sól, carrying the sun across the sky. On the other hand, in an eternal game of cat and mouse, his twin brother Hati relentlessly pursues the god Máni, with a single goal: to devour the moon and plunge the world into darkness.

This eternal pursuit is no mere whim. The ancient Norse believed that Sköll and Hati were responsible for the alternation of day and night, a mystical explanation for a phenomenon that shrouded them in mystery. But behind this hunt, an even darker prophecy is hidden: the day when both wolves reach their prey will mark the beginning of the end, the Ragnarök.

At that apocalyptic moment, when the wolves triumph, a series of cataclysmic events will be unleashed, signaling the end of an era and the birth of a new one. This fate keeps the Norse on alert, aware that each sunset could be their last.

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