the dictionary of norse mythology

HRIMTHURSSAR


HRIMTHURSSAR The frost giants who lived in jotunheim, enemies of the gods. The Hrimthurssar represented the changing seasons and the coming of the eternal night, cold, and danger of the long winters of northern climates. Their names represent the harshness of winter thiazzi Ice, thrym Frost, skade Destruction, Jokull Glacier, Frosti Cold, and others. The Hrimthurssar are descendants of ymir, the first great giant, formed from the ice and fire that existed at the beginning of time. Ymir represented, in part, the numbing cold of the Artic.

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