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Tjatse Alvaldeson Jote, Fictional

Norwegian: Tjatse Jotun Alvaldeson, fra Trymheim, Jotunheim
Also Known As: "Tjatse", "Þjazi"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Trymheim, Jotunheim, Norway
Death: Died in Åsgard, Russia
Immediate Family:

Son of Olvaldi / Alvalde Jotun, of Trymheim and NN
Husband of NN
Father of Skade Tjatsedotter, Queen of Sweden
Brother of Gangr Jötunn and Idi Jötunn

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About Tjatse Alvaldeson Jote, Fictional

According to Skáldskaparmál, when the giant Thjazi was killed by the gods following his kidnapping of Iðunn, his daughter Skaði journeyed to Asgard with her armour and weapons in order to avenge his death.

As a further token of good will, Odin placed Thjazi's eyes in the night sky as stars.

In Norse mythology, Þjazi (anglicized as Thiazi, Thjazi or Thiassi) was a giant and the father of Skaði. His most notable misdeed was the kidnapping of the goddess Iðunn which is related in both the Prose Edda and the skaldic poem Haustlöng.

According to Skáldskaparmál, the gods Odin, Loki and Hœnir set out one day on a journey, traveling through mountains and wilderness until they were in need of food. In a valley they saw a herd of oxen, and they took one of the oxen and set it in an earth oven, but after a while they found that it would not cook. As they were trying to determine the reason for this, they heard someone talking in the oak tree above them, saying that he himself was the one responsible for the oven not cooking. They looked up and saw that it was Þjazi in the form of a great eagle, and he told them that if they would let him eat from the ox, then he would make the oven cook. To this they agreed, so he came down from the tree and began devouring a large portion of the meal. He ate so much of it that Loki became angry, grabbed his long staff and attempted to strike him, but the weapon stuck fast to Þjazi's body and he took flight, carrying Loki up with him. As they flew across the land Loki shouted and begged to be let down as his legs banged against trees and stones, but Þjazi would only do so on the condition that Loki must lure Idunn out of Asgard with her apples of youth, which he solemnly promised to do.

Later, at the agreed time, Loki lured Idunn out of Asgard into a forest, telling her he had found some apples that she might think worth having, and that she should bring her own apples with her to compare them. Þjazi then appeared in his eagle shape, grabbed Idunn and flew away with her to his realm of Þrymheimr, located in Jötunheimr.

The gods, deprived of Idunn's apples, began growing old and grey. When they learned that Idunn was last seen going out of Asgard with Loki, they threatened him with torture and death until he agreed to rescue her. Loki borrowed a magical coat from Freyja that would allow him to take the shape of a falcon, then flew to Jotunheim until he reached the hall of Þjazi. Finding Idunn alone while Þjazi was out to sea on a boat, Loki transformed her into a nut and carried her back, flying as fast as he could. When Þjazi returned home and discovered she was gone he assumed his eagle form and flew after Loki. When the gods saw Loki flying toward them with Þjazi right behind they lit a fire which burned Þjazi's feathers, causing him to fall to the ground where he was set upon and killed.

Þjazi's daughter Skadi then put on her war gear and went to Asgard to seek vengeance, but the gods offered her atonement and compensation until she was placated. She was also given the hand of Njord in marriage, and as a further reparation Odin took Þjazi's eyes and placed them in the night sky as stars.

Also according to Skáldskaparmál, Þjazi and his brothers Gangr and Idi had a father named Olvaldi. Olvaldi was very rich in gold, and when he died his three sons divided their inheritance between them by each in turn taking a mouthful. For this reason the expressions "speech of Þjazi, Gangr or Idi" and "Idi's shining talk" are kennings for gold, and twice in the same book a kenning is given for Þjazi as "lady wolf", a reference to his abduction of Idunn. Another is "snowshoe deity's fosterer", or the father of the goddess who goes about on skis.


In Norse mythology, Þjazi (anglicized as Thiazi, Thjazi or Thiassi) was a giant. He was a son of the giant Olvaldi, brother of giants Idi and Gangr, and the father of Skaði. His most notable misdeed was the kidnapping of the goddess Iðunn, which is related in both the Prose Edda and the skaldic poem Haustlöng.

Skáldskaparmál

According to Skáldskaparmál, the gods Odin, Loki and Hœnir set out one day on a journey, traveling through mountains and wilderness until they were in need of food. In a valley they saw a herd of oxen, and they took one of the oxen and set it in an earth oven, but after a while they found that it would not cook. As they were trying to determine the reason for this, they heard someone talking in the oak tree above them, saying that he himself was the one responsible for the oven not cooking. They looked up and saw that it was Þjazi in the form of a great eagle, and he told them that if they would let him eat from the ox, then he would make the oven cook. To this they agreed, so he came down from the tree and began devouring a large portion of the meal. He ate so much of it that Loki became angry, grabbed his long staff and attempted to strike him, but the weapon stuck fast to Þjazi's body and he took flight, carrying Loki up with him. As they flew across the land Loki shouted and begged to be let down as his legs banged against trees and stones, but Þjazi would only do so on the condition that Loki must lure Idunn out of Asgard with her apples of youth, which he solemnly promised to do.

Later, at the agreed time, Loki lured Idunn out of Asgard into a forest, telling her he had found some apples that she might think worth having, and that she should bring her own apples with her to compare them. Þjazi then appeared in his eagle shape, grabbed Idunn and flew away with her to his realm of Þrymheimr, located in Jötunheimr.

The gods, deprived of Idunn's apples, began growing old and grey. When they learned that Idunn was last seen going out of Asgard with Loki, they threatened him with torture and death until he agreed to rescue her. Loki borrowed a magical coat from Freyja that would allow him to take the shape of a falcon, then flew to Jotunheim until he reached the hall of Þjazi. Finding Idunn alone while Þjazi was out to sea on a boat, Loki transformed her into a nut and carried her back, flying as fast as he could. When Þjazi returned home and discovered she was gone he assumed his eagle form and flew after Loki. When the gods saw Loki flying toward them with Þjazi right behind they lit a fire which burned Þjazi's feathers, causing him to fall to the ground where he was set upon and killed.

Þjazi's daughter Skadi then put on her war gear and went to Asgard to seek vengeance, but the gods offered her atonement and compensation until she was placated. She was also given the hand of Njord in marriage, and as a further reparation Odin took Þjazi's eyes and placed them in the night sky as stars.

Also according to Skáldskaparmál, Þjazi and his brothers Gangr and Idi had a father named Olvaldi. Olvaldi was very rich in gold, and when he died his three sons divided their inheritance between them by each in turn taking a mouthful. For this reason the expressions "speech of Þjazi, Gangr or Idi" and "Idi's shining talk" are kennings for gold, and twice in the same book a kenning is given for Þjazi as "lady wolf", a reference to his abduction of Idunn. Another is "snowshoe deity's fosterer", or the father of the goddess who goes about on skis.

Grímnismál

In Grímnismál, during Odin's visions of the various dwelling places of gods and giants he mentions that of Þjazi in stanza 11:

   "Thrymheim the sixth is called
   where Þjazi lived, the terrible giant,
   but now Skadi, shining bride of the gods,
   lives in her father's ancient courts" 

Hárbarðsljóð

According to Hárbarðsljóð, it was not Odin but Thor who claimed to have made Þjazi's eyes into stars in stanza 19:

Thor said:

   "I killed Þjazi, the powerful minded giant.
   I threw up the eyes of Olvaldi's son
   into the bright heavens.
   They are the greatest sign of my deeds,
   those which all men can see afterwards.
   What were you doing meanwhile, Harbard?" 

Lokasenna

In Lokasenna, it was neither Odin nor Thor but Loki himself who during his verbal sparring with Skadi lays claim to the death of her father in stanza 50:

Loki said:

   "You know, if on a sharp rock, with my ice cold son's guts
   the gods shall bind me,
   first and foremost I was at the killing
   when we attacked Þjazi" 

Hyndluljóð

According to the interpolated group of stanzas known as the Short Völuspá in Hyndluljóð, Þjazi is further described as "the giant who loved to shoot".

Familiar forms

   * Þjazi, anglicized as
       * Thiazi
       * Thjazi
       * Thiassi
   * Tjatse (mainland Scandinavian)
   * Tjasse (Norse)

Om Tjatse Jotun Alvaldeson, fra Trymheim, Jotunheim (Norsk)

Tjatse (norrønt Þjazi, dansk Tjasse, engelsk Thiazi) er i norrøn mytologi av jotneætt. Han er far til skigudinnen Skade som ble ulykkelig gift med Njord. Tjatse bor i Trymheim I Jotunheim

Bortførelsen av Idunn

I kvadet «Høstlang» (Haustlong), diktet av skalden Tjodolv den kvinverske (ca. 900 e. Kr.), gjenfortelles en kjent myte: gudene Odin, Loke og Høne holder på å stekte en okse som et offer og et hellig måltid (heilig skutli) når jotnen Tjatse dukker opp i hammen til en flyvende ørn. Tjatse fortroller måltidet slik at det ikke blir mørt. For å forhindre den negative prosessen blir gudene tvunget til å inviterere Tjatse med til måltidet Loke fordeler maten, men Tjatse grabber likevel til seg de beste stykkene. Loke blir forbannet og slår etter ørnen med en stang. Tjatse river til seg stangen og flyr bort med Loke hengende etter. Loke ber om å bli sluppet trygt ned. Til gjengjeld krever ørnen Tjatse gudinnen Idunn og eplene hennes.

Tjatse blir drept

Loke narrer Idunn med seg slik at Tjatse kunne røve henne. Idunn eier gulleplene som gudene må spise for å holde seg unge, men begynner nå å bli eldre. De truer Loke til å føre Idunn og eplene tilbake til Åsgard. Ikledd Frøyas falkeham flyr Loke til Jotunheimen etter Idunn.

Med trolldom skaper han henne om til en nøtt slik at han i falkeham kan bære henne med seg. Tjatse skaper seg atter om til en ørn og flyr etter falken. Loke rekker å nå Åsgard, og når Tjatse flyr etter blir fjærene hans svidd av Odin som har makten innenfor Åsgards murer. Tjatse faller ned på bakken og blir der drept av guden Tor. Myten, som også finnes i den yngre Edda, fortsetter når Tjatses datter Skade kommer gråtende og væpnet til Åsgard for å kreve bot for farens død

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Tjatse Alvaldeson Jote, Fictional's Timeline

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Trymheim, Jotunheim, Norway
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Age 44
Trondheim, Trondheim, Sor-Trondelag, Norway
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Age 50
Åsgard, Russia