In Norse mythology, Sköll is a wolf that chases the Sun. Hati Hróðvitnisson chases the Moon.
According to Rudolf Simek, it is possible that Sköll is another name for Fenrir, and, if so, "there could be a nature-mythological interpretation in the case of Sköll and Hati. Such an interpretation suggests the wolves may be intended to describe the phenomenon of parhelions or sundogs, as these are called 'sun-wolf' in Scandinavian languages."

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