Joten

Also known as Jotunn, (Jotunar - Plural)

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This is the Norse name for Giants from the Teutonic tribes of what is now western Germany. They lived in Jotunheim in the north eastern land of Asgard, the land of the gods. There were many types of these Giants. There were air Giants, the Hrimthursar, ice Giants the Thursar, mountain Giants, the Bergbui and water Giants the Bergriser. At times they were benevolent to humans and gods, but were also at times very aggressive. They were fond of crafting, building and drinking. The female Giants were called Gygr and were said to be very beautiful in contrast to the males who had rough hard-looking faces.

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