400. The Járnviðjur ( Ironwoodites )
Where a forest of majesty and beauty once stood,
There is now lurking a great evil in the Ironwood.
If you watch the sun as it slowly rises in the east,
You may catch a glimpse of the mother of the beast.
This Ogress lives in Járnviðr raising sons, each a canine,
From her wicked brood is descended the entire wolf line.
In the Ironwoods, with Loki, she created a creature most vile,
One that not even mighty Týr could manage to make servile !
Another wolf who will cause the world a great deal of harm,
Born in Járnviðr this nasty little creature is called Managarm.
It is this horrible beast that will steal from the skies the moon,
And yet another, named Sköll, will swallow the sun very soon.
Of this wicked forest there is one more disturbing thing to tell,
For here in Járnviðr there are many Troll women who dwell.
They have become known as the Járnviðjur, the Ironwoodites,
When the wolves howl at the full moon they perform evil rites.
- Glenn Bergen, ( Ravensheart ), © Copyright, 2016.