The Pagans

Paganism is explored in the third book Fallen Beech where Franz and Lukas both play important roles. We see that the myth of Tyr subduing Fenrir the wolf is symbolically acted out in that Lukas's cruelty and the combined efforts of the angels defeats the bestial nature in Franz, thereby spinning the web of Gleipnir. Within Whispering Birches, the characters each symbolize a part of the Eddic Poem whether it be breath of a fish or spittle of the bird that together combine to make up the fetter called Gleipnir, which binds Fenrir. We also see in Lukas the character of Tyr who becomes a man-god with no right arm. It is no coincidence that his second name is Armbrecht.


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