Hot take: Fenrir, Skoll, Hati, Garm, Hrodvitnir, etc are all different names and roles for the same cosmic wolf, they just got their own names and personalities over time as they were differentiated.

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  1. Actually the garm/fenrir thing is actually a pretty mainstream theory; and not just them, but frigg/freya, odin/odr, and a whole bunch more. Remember that these were oral traditions, and the norse delighted in giving clever nicknames to the beings in their myths. Easy for people to start thinking different names refer to different beings; and with no holy text or central authority to decide what’s canon, eventually one being becomes two.

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