Geri and Freki

The great wolves Geri and Freki

feast in honour in his dining hall

whilst he drinks wine

watching the brave fallen brawl


His loyal companions sit at his throne

whilst one sleeps, the other is awake

eagerly watching and guarding

their duty to him they will never forsake


  1. Rebecca Wallick

    I hadn’t heard of Geri and Freki before, which surprised me, wolf lover that I am. A quick bit of googling led me to a quote from one of my favorite authors about the natural world, Bernd Heinrich, about how Norse god Odin’s wolves Geri and Freki – along with his two ravens – made a whole: “…the man/god-raven-wolf association was like one single organism in which the ravens were the eyes, mind, and memory, and the wolves the providers of meat and nourishment.”

    Thank you for leading me down this particular rabbit hole with your poem!

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