“But several other children had Loki. Angrbodha is called the giantess in Iötunheimr. With her Loki fathered three children; one was the wolf Fenrir, the other Jörmungandr, that is the serpent of Midhgardhr, the third is Hel. But when the gods learned that the serpent of Midhgardhr, these three brothers were raised in Iötunheimr and learned by prophecy that great harm would result from that offspring and the prospect of a great evil was clear to all - above all offspring from the mother's side, but certainly even more on the father's side - then Allfödhr sent the gods to fetch those children and bring them before him. And when they came to him, he threw the serpent into the deep sea that surrounds all the lands, and this serpent grew to such an extent that it lies in the middle of the sea around all the lands and bites its tail. He hurled Hel into Niflheimr and empowered her over nine worlds to divide all abodes among those sent to her, which are men who have died from sickness and old age. She has great estates down there and the hedges that surround them are extraordinarily high and the gates large. Éliúdhnir has her hall name, Hungr [Fame] her plate, Sulltr [Famine] her knife, Ganglati [Idle] her servant, Ganglöt [Sloppy] her servant. And the threshold through which you enter 'Impending danger', and 'Death bed' her bed, and 'Dazzling disgrace' the curtain of her bed. She is half livid and half flesh-colored and therefore easily recognizable, she looks down, grim and cruel.
«The wolf, the Aesis brought him to them and only Týr had the courage to go to him to feed him. But fourth it grew every day and that all the prophecies confirmed that it was doomed to their ruin, the Asi made the decision to make a very strong chain, which they called Lœdhingr and took it to the wolf and asked him to prove his strength on this. constraint. But the wolf did not seem difficult and he let them please them. And immediately at the first effort that the wolf made the chain broke. And so he disbanded from Lœdhingr.
"After that the Asi made a second chain twice as robust as the first and called it Drómi and asked the wolf to try it and said that it would have acquired great fame for its strength if it too, such a masterpiece, could not stand . But the wolf thought that this chain was very strong and that at the same time since he had broken Ledhingr, his strength had grown, and he came to the conclusion that he must also take the risk if he wanted to gain glory and allowed himself to be bound. And when the Aesis said they were ready, the wolf broke, slammed the chain against the ground and, shaking it violently and with great effort, broke it so that the fragments flew away. And so he got rid of Drómi. Since then, it has been said that 'one dissolves from Lædhingr' or 'one snatches from Drómi' whoever follows something with all their energy.
“After this the Aesis feared that they would never be able to chain the wolf. Then Allfödhr sent him who has the name Skírnir, the messenger of Freyr, down to the land of the dark elves, to some dwarves, and had them prepare the snare which is called Gleipnir. It consisted of six things: cat noise, woman's beard, mountain roots, bear tendons, fish breath, and bird spit. And if even before now you did not know this news, you can easily have sure proof that you have not been deceived: you will certainly have seen that women have no beards and that no noise comes from the cat's step and that there are no roots under the mountains. And in my faith everything I have told you is equally true, although you cannot get proof of some things from experience.”