One thrilling horse race later, Odin was the clear winner. But Hrungnir was a sore loser. He never won anything but that never stopped him becoming a belligerent pest. He promptly got drunk, gate-crashed into Valhalla and started hurling abuse.
Well, despite what you might imagine, that sort of thing is not allowed in Valhalla. And they don’t need to call Security – they just ring the bell for Thor. The unruly Giant was dragged outside and challenged to a fight.
But despite Thor’s victory, it didn’t go entirely his way – he ended up getting fragments of Hrungnir’s stone weapon lodged in his head. He was also trapped for some time under the Giant’s fallen remains, which was far more embarrassing. See also Groa.
Hrungnir Facts and Figures
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Type: fabulous creature
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
Role: Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
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Article last revised on September 20, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
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