Norse - A giant. Father or brother of Suttung. When he and his wife were murdered by the dwarfs Fialar and Galar, who had previously killed Kvasir and made a magic drink from his blood, Gilling's brother, Suttung, was prevented from killing them only by the promise to hand over the precious brew. In some accounts, he had made the magic brew, the Mead of Inspiration, which was taken by the dwarfs when they killed him. In some versions, Gilling is Suttung's father, not his brother. In some accounts, known as Gilling, Gillingr or Gillingr.

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