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From the Ted Talk by Iseult Gillespie: The myth of Loki's monstrous children

Unscramble the Blue Letters

First, he banished Jörmungandr to the sea at the edge of the world. Then he sent Hel deep below the earth to join her fleolw corpses. But the wolf, named fnierr, presented a challenge. He’d already grown strong enough to threaten the gods, so Odin took a more pitaent approach. For months, he supervised the creature, watching Fenrir grow from a cub to a wolf to a baset who spoke with the vocie of a God. Tyr vsetiid frequently and found Fenrir to be strong and clever. But as their bond deeenped, Odin's fear only grew.

Open Cloze

First, he banished Jörmungandr to the sea at the edge of the world. Then he sent Hel deep below the earth to join her ______ corpses. But the wolf, named ______, presented a challenge. He’d already grown strong enough to threaten the gods, so Odin took a more _______ approach. For months, he supervised the creature, watching Fenrir grow from a cub to a wolf to a _____ who spoke with the _____ of a God. Tyr _______ frequently and found Fenrir to be strong and clever. But as their bond ________, Odin's fear only grew.

Solution

  1. beast
  2. deepened
  3. fellow
  4. patient
  5. fenrir
  6. visited
  7. voice

Original Text

First, he banished Jörmungandr to the sea at the edge of the world. Then he sent Hel deep below the earth to join her fellow corpses. But the wolf, named Fenrir, presented a challenge. He’d already grown strong enough to threaten the gods, so Odin took a more patient approach. For months, he supervised the creature, watching Fenrir grow from a cub to a wolf to a beast who spoke with the voice of a God. Tyr visited frequently and found Fenrir to be strong and clever. But as their bond deepened, Odin's fear only grew.

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