Also known as Hrimthursar.
- Mythical Number: #1135
- Culture: Norse
- Attribute: Giant
- Attribute: Mountain Dweller
- Behaviour: Deadly
- Common Type: Frost Giants
The Frost Giants are huge beings from Niflheim, an icy region where it constantly snows and it is always winter. They are enemies to the Norse gods and they would frequently fight them or challenge them to difficult tasks in order to prove their power. Thus they were immensely strong and highly skilled.
There were many Frost Giants, most famous were Vasty, Hrungnir, Hymir, Bergelmir and their leader Thrymr. The first of the Frost Giants was Ymir, born from an icicle.
The Frost Giants frequently attempted to abduct the beautiful goddess Freya. The Frost Giants also play a prominent part in the final battle, Ragnarok.
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