This was one of those designs where I just ran wild. Vicki Smith, the amazing level designer behind this puzzle, had already done the hard work of ensuring that the puzzle was functional and satisfying to solve prior to my involvement. After that she entrusted me to come up with a visual hook to further add to the enjoyment of completing the puzzle.
I pitched this idea to Cory based on some research that I had done about these two wolves, Hati and Skoll. The stories told of two wolves being in eternal pursuit of the sun and moon. The two wolves would be on either end of the puzzle, with Atreus pulling a series of levers to reorder a Sun, Moon and Midgard in order to feed each wolves the right element. Ultimately, we decided to go with the idea.