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(Norse Creature)HYRROKIN

Also known as HYROKKIN

Giantess known as 'fire-smoked' - it must have been some fire to smoke Hyrokkin because she was huuuuge.

After the death of Balder the gods placed him on his ship along with Draupnir, his horse, and other personal bits and bobs as Odin had a final word in his ear. Nobody knows what he said and it's a banker that has won him many a mastermind contest against the wise types, but it didn't help the launch any, and try as they might the Gods failed to shift the ship a single inch.

This was all too much for his widow, Nanna, who dropped dead right there, but luckily there was plenty of room for one more as Hringhorn was almost the longest longboat ever and Odin sent for the only thing strong enough to shift it... a huge high rolling giantess named Hyrokkin.

She arrived riding a huge wolf with nasty hissing serpants for reigns, and four dwarves had a job restraining the thing until they smacked it unconscious. This can't have helped her mood any, and after a glance and a grunt she gave the boat a shove.

Hyrrokin showed scant regard for the well-being of anyone present as smoke and flames shot from the wooden runners and the whole earth quaked as Hringhorn went screeching into the sea. This is the sort of thing that has white clad health and safety officers licking their lips, and she only gave it a nudge!

Hyrokkin means 'fire smoked' which seems to suggest someone tried to burn her at some point, most probably Thor, but whoever it was or whatever they did they failed miserably and she only has a dark complexion and a vaguely musky twang.

Some say she could be the thrice burned indestructible gold- fetticist, Gullveig, and others that Gullveig is really Angrboda. However, all giants are hammer fodder to Thor, even if they've just done a huge favour, free of charge. He once hammered Hymir after he had provided something as important as a huge cauldron for brewing up ale for a gods shindig at Aegir hall so a little matter of launching the loveable sun god was never going to make him turn over a new leaf. Thankfully the hot headed thunder God was under strict instructions to keep Mjollnir off her head on this particular occasion and poor Litr got it instead.

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'HYRROKIN' - Norse database entry - 19 Nov 2007
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