Norse - The wisest of the giants. He made a practice of killing those who, in a contest of knowledge, failed to tell him something he did not already know. He took part in such a contest of knowledge with Odin who was disguised as Gangrad and who wished to test his own newly acquired wisdom resulting from drinking at the Well of Knowledge, the loser to forfeit his life. At the end of the nearequal contest, the giant recognised his opponent and declared himself to be the loser. He predicted that the final battle would take place on the field of Vigrid. He was killed by Odin (Jalk). Occasionally identified as Vafthruthnir, Vafthrudnir or Vafthrudnir.

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