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Origin of the name SKÖLL.
Etymology of the name SKÖLL.
Meaning of the baby name SKÖLL.


SKÖLL.  Old Norse legend name of a wolf that causes sun eclipses, probably meaning "relentless smiter."  Anderson has SKOLL, to stick to, to adhere, to strike, to smite. (Norrśna: The History and Romance of Northern Europe, Anderson, v.12, 1906).

SKOLL.  In Scandinavian mythology the name of the wolf which caused eclipses by pursuing and temporarily catching the sun.  He was the son of the giantess Jarnwidr.  See Hati. (An Archaic Dictionary, Cooper, 1876).

... The personality of the sun and moon shews itself moreover in a fiction that has wellnigh gone the round of the world.  These two, in their unceasing unflagging career through the void of heaven, appear to be in flight, avoiding some pursuer.  A pair of wolves are on their track, Sköll dogging the steps of the sun, Hati of the moon; they come of a giant race, the mightiest of whom, Mânagarmr (moon-dog), apparently but another name for Hati, is sure some day to overtake and swallow the moon. (Teutonic Mythology, Grimm, 1883)


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