- Mythical Number: #1593
- Culture: Norse
- Attribute: Giant
- Attribute: Domestic
- Behaviour: Troublesome
This was one of the Giants that the gods Loki, Thor and Thjalfi encountered in their voyage to Utgardloki’s castle in the land of the Giants. To gain hospitality, the three gods were put into different contests. Loki was challenged into an eating contest against Logi while Thjalfi was put in a running contest against Hugi. Both gods were defeated by the Giants. Thor had to challenge a huge cat and Ellis, the mother of Utgardloki. He too was defeated. In the end the Giants revealed themselves to be unbeatable phenomena. Logi was ‘fire’, Hugi was ‘thought’ and Ellis was ‘old age’. The cat turned out to be the vast cosmic Midgard Serpent.
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Did you find Hugi interesting? If you are skilled in art, then why not draw a cheeky, comical or intriguing sketch of the Troublesome Hugi and send it to this website. Giants, Dragons, Wizards, Dwarves and Elves, the basis of many fantasy worlds; Norse mythical creatures have been a great source of inspiration. Computer game giants Elder Scrolls and World of Warcraft have extensively used such Dragons, Elves and Wizards to fill their fantasy worlds. The film Thor (2011) gets to the root of Norse myth with fighting gods and Frost Giants in them. This is also true for the brilliant computer game Age of Mythology where lesser known monsters are brought to life.
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