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Giant owner of a giant cooking pot

THOR does have trouble with giants. This one owned the world's largest cooking pot, which THOR wanted to borrow for AEGIR's underwater brewery.

It was all best buddies to begin with and how about a day's fishing? So out at sea, HYMIR hooked two whales, and then he found that THOR had chopped off the head off his prize bull for bait. THOR then managed to hook JORMUNGAND the mighty serpent, and had to cut it loose before they were both pulled under and drowned. The best-buddy mood was beginning to sour.

Back on land it got even more out of hand, with drink playing no small part. THOR tried to shatter HYMIR's special drinking cup which was proving impossible. HYMIR howled with laughter at his futile efforts until THOR dashed the cup on HYMIR's head, the only thing hard enough crack it. After that all hell broke loose, and as usual THOR left a trail of dead giants in his wake.

THOR always claims the fishing story was greatly exaggerated, and HYMIR just fell overboard in fear when he hooked JORMUNGAND. We have a feeling that AEGIR got the cauldron though. You can still see the froth from his beer on every coast. That's what sea foam is.

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Article last updated on 10 January 2013
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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Name : HYMIR
Location : Scandinavia
Gender : Male
Type : Fabulous Creature
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
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