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  • Norse Norse (culture)
  • Giant Giant (attribute)
  • Cave Dweller Cave Dweller (attribute)
  • Troublesome Troublesome (behaviour)

A Giant from Norse mythology. When his father Gilling was killed by the Dwarves Fjalar and Galar, the Dwarves gave him special mead out of compensation. This mead had magical properties of inspiration and was known as Kvasir. Together with his brother, Suttung they hid the mead in their house and made Suttung’s daughter Gunnlod to guard it. When Odin heard about this mead he immediately desired it. He went to the Giants’ house in the form of an attractive Giantess and seduced Baugi. Baugi then told Odin where the mead was kept ad drilled a fissure in the wall that led to the hiding place. Later Odin transformed into a snake and slivered through the wall. Once inside he transformed back into his former self and seduced Gunnlod and eventually stole the mead.

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