Hrungnir's Special Attacks
In Norse mythology, Hrungnir was the strongest of the Jotunn, a race of giants that long opposed the Aesir and Vanir. According to legend, Hrungnir placed a bet with Odin (see Odin) that his horse, Gullfaxi, was faster than the god's own steed, Sleipnir, and that the loser of the race would forfeit his life. Sleipnir easily bested Gullfaxi in their race, and Hrungnir was slain, and he was sent to Valhalla, where he became overly abusive in his drunken stupors. The Aesir called upon the thunder god Thor to quell his actions by slaying him anew.
In a test of strength, Hrungnir pitted his weapon of choice, a giant whetstone, against the god's legendary hammer, Mjollnir (see Mjolnir). Thor smashed the thrown whetstone to pieces, which resulted in one of the shards lodging itself in his forehead, but Mjollnir found its mark and crushed Hrungnir's skull, instantly killing him.
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