Norse - A giant. He won a wager with a peasant and demanded the peasant's son as a prize but agreed to forfeit the prize if the father could hide the child. Odin changed the boy into a grain of wheat hidden in an ear of corn in a wheat-field; Hoenir changed him into a small down feather and concealed him in the breast of a swan; Loki changed him into a fish-egg hidden in the roe of a fish swimming in the ocean: in every case, the giant found the boy. On the last occasion, the boy ran off and, chasing after him, Skrymsli ran head-first into a pointed stake cunningly placed by Loki and was killed. In some references, called Skrymsli.

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