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  • Norse Norse (culture)
  • Giant Giant (attribute)
  • Domestic Domestic (attribute)
  • Troublesome Troublesome (behaviour)
  • Frost Giants Frost Giants (common type)

A Gygr or Ice Giantess form Finland. Her mother, Louhi used her to have her suitors perform difficult tasks. When these suitors failed Louhi would command her army of Frost Giants to kill them. The heroes Ilmarinen, Lemminkainen and Vainamoinen then came to ask for Pohjola’s hand in marriage. Louhi told them to make a magical sampo of prosperity which they did successfully. However before she could use it to make herself the queen of the universe, the heroes stole it and escaped.

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