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Thrym was a titan[3] worshiped by the frost giants[1][3][2][4] as the giant god of cold and ice.[7][8] He was the de facto leader of the frost giants as well.[1][7]


Thrym ruled the realm of Fimbulwinter, with a stronghold and festhall known as Nyfholl. In the World Axis cosmology this was located in in the Elemental Chaos and described as a wide tundra illuminated by sparkling frozen waterfalls.[3][10]

In the World Tree cosmology his domain was located in the plane of Jotunheim. It was said to be mountainous, but still filled with snow, ice, frost, and glaciers. He was said to roam the mountains and glaciers of this plane, rather than maintaining a permanent residence.[11]

In the Great Wheel cosmology, instead of the domain of Fimbulwinter he co-ruled the entire plane of Jotunheim alongside his brother Surtur. Much like the World Tree cosmology, he was said to wander the plane with a company of giant jarls.[12]


Thrym appeared as an exceptionally large frost giant. He typically wore chainmail and a coat made of white fur.[1]


When not directly preparing for war, Thrym was known to be fairly aloof,[13] wandering his realm restlessly.[11]


Thrym could breathe a devastating cone of cold out to 100 ft (30 m) and was completely immune to cold- or ice-based attacks. Only highly magical weapons could even touch him enough to injure him. He often granted frost giants the ability to use arcane magic like a wizard.[7]


His signature weapon was a large double-bladed greataxe.[1][2][4][7]


At some point Thrym forged a magic warhammer by the name of Matalotok.[14]


Thrym was a son of Annam All-Father.[15]

Thyrm was known to have a rivalry with his twin, Surtur. Since birth, the two had competed to be the first at everything.[16]

At some point, Thrym fathered the Empyrean Nalkara with Auril, goddess of winter.[17]




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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 James Ward, Robert J. Kuntz (August 1980). Deities & Demigods. Edited by Lawrence Schick. (TSR, Inc.), p. 123. ISBN 0-935696-22-9.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford (2014). Player's Handbook 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 296. ISBN 978-0-7869-6560-1.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Bruce R. Cordell, Ed Greenwood, Chris Sims (August 2008). Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide. Edited by Jennifer Clarke Wilkes, et al. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 67. ISBN 978-0-7869-4924-3.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 David Noonan (May 2004). Complete Divine. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 124. ISBN 0-7869-3272-4.
  5. Eric L. Boyd, Erik Mona (May 2002). Faiths and Pantheons. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 221. ISBN 0-7869-2759-3.
  6. Stephen Kenson (May 2001). “Do-It-Yourself Deities”. In Dave Gross ed. Dragon #283 (Wizards of the Coast), p. 39.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 James M. Ward and Troy Denning (August 1990). Legends & Lore (2nd edition). (TSR, Inc), p. 184. ISBN 978-0880388443.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Colin McComb (October 1996). On Hallowed Ground. Edited by Ray Vallese. (TSR, Inc.), p. 178. ISBN 0-7869-0430-5.
  9. James Ward and Robert Kuntz (November 1984). Legends & Lore. (TSR, Inc), p. 125. ISBN 978-0880380508.
  10. Jennifer Clarke Wilkes ed. (January 15, 2008). Wizards Presents: Worlds and Monsters. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 60. ISBN 978-0-7869-4802-4.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Richard Baker, James Wyatt (March 2004). Player's Guide to Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 160. ISBN 0-7869-3134-5.
  12. Wolfgang Baur and Lester Smith (1994-07-01). “The Book of Chaos”. In Michele Carter ed. Planes of Chaos (TSR, Inc), pp. 115–116. ISBN 1560768746.
  13. Carl Sargent (May 1992). Monster Mythology. (TSR, Inc), p. 74. ISBN 1-5607-6362-0.
  14. Adam Lee, et al. (September 2019). Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus. Edited by Michele Carter, et al. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 224. ISBN 978-0-7869-6687-5.
  15. Carl Sargent (May 1992). Monster Mythology. (TSR, Inc), p. 73. ISBN 1-5607-6362-0.
  16. Mike Mearls, et al. (November 2016). Volo's Guide to Monsters. Edited by Jeremy Crawford, et al. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 26. ISBN 978-0786966011.
  17. Christopher Perkins (November 2018). Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage. Edited by Jeremy Crawford. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 301. ISBN 978-0-7869-6626-4.
  18. Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford (2014). Player's Handbook 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 293. ISBN 978-0-7869-6560-1.


The Giant Pantheon
Annam All-Father
Subservient Deities
DiancastraGrolantorHiateaIallanisKarontorMemnorSkoraeus StonebonesStronmausSurtrThrym
DunmoreArno and JulianLanaxisMasudNiciasObadaiOttarRukVilmos
Powers of Asgard who have influenced the Forgotten Realms
Aesir: OdinFriggaTyrHeimdallBaldurBragiIdun
Vanir: FreyFreya
Related Deities: LokiNornsSurturThrym