Thiassi

Also known as Thjassi.

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  • Norse Norse (culture)
  • Giant Giant (attribute)
  • Flying Flying (attribute)
  • Mountain Dweller Mountain Dweller (attribute)
  • Troublesome Troublesome (behaviour)
  • Frost Giants Frost Giants (common type)

One of the Hrimthursar Giants of Norse legends. He is the sibling or father of Skadi depending on different sources and the son of Kari. He is also brother to Bel and Thrym. At one time, in the form of a great gigantic eagle, he flew up to the heavens and tricked to gods Odin, Loki and Honir into eating most of a roasted ox. However, before the ox was finished Loki stabbed the eagle with a spear. The bird then flew up to the sky with Loki in it claws and promised to let Loki down if he would allow Idun the wife of Bragi to be his bride. Idun was the guardian of the apples of immortality. She and her apples were taken by Loki to the Frost Giant. The Aesir gods demanded that Loki must bring her and the apples back otherwise he would face death. Loki then transformed into and eagle and persuaded Thiassi to follow him. The two eagles flew together but Thiassi was caught in a fire trap created by the gods. Thiassi fell to earth and was killed by Thor. Thor took the eyes of the bird and threw them in the sky were they remained as stars.

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