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Jötunheimr (or Jǫtunheimr; often anglicized Jotunheim) is one of the Nine Worlds and the homeland (heim 'home') of the Giants of Norse MythologyRock Giants and Frost Giants.


From Jötunheimr, the giants menace the humans in Midgard and the gods in Asgard. The river Ifing (Old Norse, Ífingr) separates Asgard, the realm of the gods, from Jötunheimr, the land of giants. Gastropnir, 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 the giant Gudmund, father of Höfund. Utgard was a stronghold surrounding the land of the giants.[1]

See also

  • Jotunheimen - the name of a large mountain range in Norway. The name Jotunheimen was first popularized by Aasmund Olafson Vinje, who spent much time in the area in the 1860s.
  • Þrymheimr - In Norse mythology, the abode of Þjazi, located in Jötunheimr.
  • Jötunn - In Norse mythology, giant whose otherworldly homeland is Jötunheimr
  • Útgarða-Loki - In Norse mythology, ruler of the castle Útgarðr in Jötunheimr.


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External links

  • Sigurdi Stephanii Terrarum Hyperborearum Delineatio Anno 1570

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