One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A member of the race of giants, enemies of the gods.
- ‘Sylph blew a mighty wind and sent all of the Jotuns tumbling backwards into their home.’
- ‘The jotuns lived outside Midgard, in Jotunheimen, and were often in conflict with the Norse gods, the Aesir.’
- ‘All of the Jotuns flew into rage and attacked the Aesir.’
- ‘All jotuns are descended from Ymir.’
From Old Norse jǫtunn, related to Old English eoten, of Germanic origin.
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