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  • Norse Norse (culture)
  • Giant Giant (attribute)
  • Friendly and Dangerous Friendly and Dangerous (behaviour)

A Giant of Norse mythology. One tale tells of how Thor entered into a fishing match with Hymir. The one who caught the biggest fish would win. Hymir caught two whales but Thor used heads of two bulls to catch something bigger. He attracted the Midgard serpent whose head rose above the water. The Giant Hymir cut the fishing line and the two escaped and ate whale meet together. An alternative ending tells of how Hymir was so scared that he jumped off the boat and drowned in the water. At the end of the world at Ragnarok Thor battles the serpent and the two slay each other.

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