“Geri and Freki the war-wont sates,
the triumphant sire of hosts;”
– Grímnismál, Bellows Translation
Odin’s wolves are Geri and Freki. Their names mean the “ravenous or greedy one.” Odin gives them all his meat and table scraps. There are many connections between Odin and wolves, both as a god of the dead and the god who looked after young war bands often called “wolf packs.”
“Odin’s Wolves” is the first image in a series of 3 paintings called “Odin Triptych.”
The original painting was done in oil and measures 12" x 16".