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In their travels they encountered the giant's herdsman whose wife turned out to
be Culhwch's aunt. When she heard of his quest, she was reluctant to help,
having lost 23 of her 24 sons to the giant. Nevertheless, she arranged a meeting
GIANTS GIANTS, HUGE AND usually hostile, played a major parr in Norse myrhs
. In general they represented forces of chaos and negativity, against whose
influence the gods were forced to contend to maintain the order of their universe.
Not strictly a god (he was descended from giants), he lived among the Aesir,
joining in their escapades and often helping them out. However, while he was the
gods' friend and companion, and blood brother of Odin, Loki was also their ...
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This is an old book (1970s) I inherited from my father. It's rather intense so I only refer to it when one of my 'newer' books can't answer one of my questions. My favourite sections would be the one ... Read full review
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