Thrym in Norse mythology, was a giant king of great strength, who, being a born enemy of Thor, sought to deprive him of his weapons in order to make him less dreadful for the giants. He succeeded in robbing Thor of his frightful hammer, Mjolnir, while Thor had fallen asleep. Loki discovered the thief and sought to negotiate with him. Thrym assured Loki that he did not intend to deliver up the hammer until the beautiful. Freia was given him as his wife. When this was told secretly to Freia, the goddess of love, she became so angry that everything shook, and her golden necklace broke in 'twain. Then it seemed as if there were no remedy. Loki, however, who was always ready with advice, proposed that Thor should dress himself as the bride. Although this plan seemed too womanish for the mighty Thor, he nevertheless decided to try it; and went veiled, laden with riches, and accompanied by Loki as his chambermaid, to Thrym. There the tremendous appetite of the bride caused great astonishment; but Loki knew how to excuse the goddess by the pretence of an eight days fast, to which he said. she had subjected herself from longing for Thrym. So, also, her flaming eyes were excused from having been awake eight days. Thrym's sister, more cautious than the fat giant, was suspicious of the matter, and would. probably have detected the deception, as she had demand-ed to see the ring of Freia; but no sooner had Thrym brought him the hammer of Thor, to dedicate with it the bride, than Thor, seeing his Mjolnir, grasped it, and destroyed all the giants.

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