British naval official photograph
Pilot releasing a pigeon carrying a message. 1910
“Týr and Fenrir” (1911) by John Bauer.
In Norse mythology, Fenrir is a monstrous wolf. In both the Poetic Edda and Prose Edda, Fenrir is foretold to kill the god Odin during the events of Ragnarök, but will in turn be killed by Odin’s son Víðarr.
In the Prose Edda, additional information is given about Fenrir, including that, due to the gods’ knowledge of prophecies foretelling great trouble from Fenrir and his rapid growth, the gods bound him, and as a result Fenrir bit off the right hand of the god Týr.