Jotes in Norse mythology. These forms of Scandinavian deities seem to have a historic background. They were probably the aborigines of the north of Europe, who were driven from their possessions by the companions of Odin; hence the undying enmity between the Jotes and the Asas. Fable makes the Jotes to be monstrous giants and magicians, living in dark caves and grottos. Theyand the Thusses seem to have been derived from one family.