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Pronunciation : Tann-griss-nee & Tann-guh-nost

TANNGRISNI and TANNGNOST

tanngrisni - the holy goat from Norse mythology
Also known as TOOTH-GNASHER & TOOTH GRINDER

Goats. Not just any old goats but Thor's magical multi-use thunder-goats; Tooth Gnasher and Tooth Grinder. He seemed a little too attached, but we don't go there.

Tanngrisni and Tanngnost pulled Thor's mighty charriot on many a rip roaring adventure but that wasn't their only use. Thor preferred to use all of his energy to kill giants and didn't have any spare to go hunting for his supper. So, a quick bash on the head, a little culinary wizadry, and voila! Goat fricasee.

Once the carcass had been picked Thor would carefully wrap all of the bones in the hyde and have a good night sleep without all of the 'baaaaaa'ing that normally comes with goats as you're trying to snooze. Possibly.

A quick wave of Mjollnir over the neatly wrapped bundle in the morning and the goats would magically put themselves back together ready for another day of adventure.

If you are ever invited to dinner, and there really is no way out of it, for Odin's sake refrain from chipping away to get at the marrow. Broken bones are a big no-no, them's the rules, and if Thor notices one of his pets has a limp he will be suitably furious. Just ask Thialfi.

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'Tanngrisni/Tanngnost' - Norse database entry - 19 Nov 2007
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