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Jotunheim – Lands of the Jotun – Frost Giants


Jotunheim, the homeland of the Jötnar, the Giants in Norse mythology. From Jötunheimr, the Giants menace the humans in Midgard and the gods in Asgard. The river If-ing separates Asgard, the realm of the gods, from Jötunheimr the land of Giants. Gastropnir, the protection wall to the home of Menglad, and Þrymheimr, home of Þjazi, were both located in Jötunheimr, which was ruled by King Thrym. Glæsisvellir was a location in Jötunheimr, where lived a Giant named Gudmund, father of Höfund. Utgard was a stronghold surrounding the land of the Giants.The Joutunheim Territories: Gastropnir: The protection wall for the dwelling of Menglöð, lover of the human Svipdagr. Mímir’s Well: Located under the second root of the world tree Yggdrasil in Jötunheim, guarded by the jötunn Mímir. The well is the source of Mímir’s wisdom. Odin, wanting to possess great wisdom, journeys through the land of the Giants to acquire it. Þrymheimr: Often anglicized as Thrymheim, it was the home of the jötunn Þjazi (anglicized as Thiazi) Þjazi once tricked Loki into aiding him on kidnapping Iðunn, the goddess who grants magic apples of youth to gods. This act would be the cause of Þjazi’s death. There is more on Norse mythology on my channel page, for more information on the Jotun from Jotunheim in Nordic myths and legends please join the community here at mythology explored by ANCIENT MYSTERY on Youtube.

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