I'm currently reading the Younger Eddas. In stanza 35 when Fenrir bites off Tyr's hand. In the translation I have, it reads like the gods trick Fenrir. If that's so, wouldn't the gods be the architects of their own demise in a sense? I imagine anyone would want to devour the people who tricked you into being chained.
yes, the gods trick/lie to The Fenrisulfr and that’s the way I read it, yea.
It kind of reminds me of the Greek myth of Acrisius/Perseus wherein Acrisius receives a prophecy that his yet-unborn grandson, Perseus, will one day kill him so he first tries to prevent his daughter, Danae, from bearing a child by locking her away, then when she is impregnated by Zeus (because ofc it’s Zeus) he tries to kill/get rid of the mother and child by locking them in a chest and throwing them into the ocean but they survive and wash ashore somewhere. Then one day years later, Perseus is in competition and throws a discus but it’s a bad throw and strikes a man in attendance, killing him instantly – the man is Acrisius. The point of the story being that the steps we take to avoid destiny often are what bring it upon us, or at least that’s how I take it.
So yes, ignoring for the moment that I don’t believe the myths to be entirely literal at least, and some other complexities about my opinions of how they relate to the gods; the way I (and other worshipers of The Wolf) interpret that story and it’s relation to Ragnarok is that Odin’s own fear of what’s foretold and the steps he takes to try to prevent it from occurring are ultimately what leads to his prophesied demise.
Thus, The Fenrisulfr can be interpreted as representing the oppressed people of society (or perhaps the phenomenon of oppression as an experience) and those who are unjustly judged, punished and/or incarcerated, and his actions can be interpreted as allegory for protest and revolution.