He was built by the Giants out of clay and stone to be Hrungnir’s squire and emergency back-up during his duel with Thor.
As the raw materials were cheap and easily available, they decided to make him as large as possible. He was nine miles tall. Surely that is cheating?
However he was not much use in the battle. As soon as Hrungnir was struck by Thor’s famous hammer Mjollnir, the clay giant lost his nerve, wet his pants and burst into clay tears.
He was soon finished off by Thor’s trusty assistant Thialfi, who thwacked the living claylights out of him.
Mökkurkálfi Facts and Figures
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Mokerkialfi, Mokkerkalfe, Mokkurkaflir, Mokkurkalfi
Type: fabulous creature
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
Role: Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 776
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Article last revised on September 20, 2018 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.