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Thrym

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The frost giant Thrym causes a big stink in Asgard when he steals Thor's hammer and demands Freyja as payment for its return. Which, depending on who you ask, is either really gutsy, or very, very stupid. (Since Thrym's race has a reputation for being kind of dense, we're guessing stupid).

Despite (possibly) being a few bricks short of a full load, Thrym is a force to be reckoned with. For one thing, he's, well, huge. Plus he's actually the king of the frost-giants and has a lot of cool things, like his very own hall, gold dog leashes, and horses that he pets like they're cats (no joke). But none of this stuff is terribly helpful in the long run. The sly duo of Loki and Thor prove to be more than Thrym can handle, and he meets a bloody death at the wrong end of Thor's hammer.

Basic Information

Name

Thrym (a.k.a. Þrymr / Þrym)

Nickname

The Thryminator, Frosty the Giant, The Roaring One

Sex

Male

Current city

Jötunheim

Work & Education

Occupation

King of the Giants

Education

The School of Hard Knocks

Beliefs

Political views

Anti-Aesir. Also, I hate Thor. (Duh)

Family & Friends (& Enemies)

Parents

Descendants of Bergelmir and his wife, who were descendants of the two giants that came out of Ymir's armpit (hey, we can't all have normal family histories)

Siblings

One sister, described only as arma, "unlucky," or aldna "old"

Children

None. That's why I need to get myself a wife.

Friends

Fellow giants Thjazi, Utgardsloki, Hrungnir, Geirrod, and Hymir

Enemies

All the Aesir, but especially Thor. Oh, did I mention that I hate Thor?

Relationships

Relationship status

Engagedto Freyja

Interested in

Freyja

Favorites

TV Shows

The X-Files
Extreme Bodies (Discovery Health)
Prison Break

Quotations

"If I have seen a little further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants."
– Isaac Newton

"Fee, fie, foe, fum, I smell the blood of an Englishman."
Jack and the Beanstalk

"A wedding is a funeral where you smell your own flowers."
– Eddie Cantor

"Some say the world will end in fire, some in ice."
Robert Frost

Books

Jack and the Beanstalk 
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
Giants in the Earth by O.E. Rolvaag
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
"Fire and Ice" by Robert Frost
Beowulf
All the Harry Potter books (Hagrid's my favorite character)
The BFG by Roald Dahl
New Age Vikings, The Icelandic Horse by Elisabeth Haug

Music

They Might be Giants
Standing on the Shoulder of Giants (album) by Oasis
Welcome to the Jungle by Guns N' Roses
Enter Sandman by Metallica
Sympathy for the Devil by The Rolling Stones
Du Hast by Rammstein
Eisenherz by Joachim Witt 
History by Funker Vogt

Movies

Big Fish
The BFG
King Kong
The Mighty Ducks
Godzilla
Frankenstein 
Iron Will
Beowulf
The Clash of the Titans

Activities & Interests

Likes

Icelandic Sheepdogs
Norwegian Buhunds
Bling for my dogs
Icelandic Horses
Fjord Horses
Freyja
Precious Gems
Football (I'm a big fan of the New York Giants)
Ice Hockey
WWE

Interests

Gigantism
Thievery
Gemology
Equine studies
Cynology (study of dogs)

Groups

Frost-Giants
Kings of the Cosmos
The Icelandic Kennel Club
Icelandic Horse Association of Denmark