Isegrim or Isegrimm (also Isengrin, Ysengrin, Latinized Ysengrimus) may be:
a German given name,
a kenning or poetic name for the Wolf
the wolf character in Reynard the Fox,
Ysengrimus, a 12th-century series of fables about Ysengrimus the Wolf and Reinardus the Fox.,
Der Isegrimm, a poem by Joseph von Eichendorff,
Isegrimm, a patriotic novel by Willibald Alexis, published 1864.,
Former name of Izegrim, a female fronted death/thrash metal band from Holland.,
Pronounced diversely Aye-sahn-green,Eisen-graen,Yt-zen-grun:
Represents the obtuse justice vs. subtle cunning. Nobility had been depicted as protectors and exploiters of whole regions/populations but nowhere besides fables could they be ridiculed or obliquely recognized, and then again only as animals portraying a cautionary, moral more in a recurrent parodic way. Any resemblance to actual events was carefully implied as unintended. Wolves in Europe have always had mixed reviews. Well before the Middle Age, for example, a wolf was said to have nursed Romulus and Remus, founders of Rome. Far more recently, Dario, a Venezuelan poet, and novelist Hermann Hesse in their work also touched upon the wolf theme and published masterpieces with it as central point. Heraldically, the Wolf is associated with solitude and ferocity. Unlike the Lion, whose open display of power assigned him the leading role in countless coats of arms, Wolf represents a more sinister, pervasive force than the open display of power linked to the king of the jungle. Where the Lion roars, The Wolf devours, and so forth.
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