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Suttung

[soo t-too ng] /ˈsʊt tʊŋ/
noun, Scandinavian Mythology.
1.
one of the Jotun, who for a time was the owner of the mead of poetry, guarded by his daughter Gunnlod, who lost a portion of it to Odin when he seduced her.
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  • Suttung, Gilling's brother, tracked them down and captured them.

    The Children of Odin Padraic Colum
  • Suttung was not harmless and simple like Gilling, his brother.

    The Children of Odin Padraic Colum
  • The Wanderer came to the house of Baugi, the brother of Suttung.

    The Children of Odin Padraic Colum
  • Now these were the servants26 of Baugi, the brother of Suttung, and this Odin knew.

    In The Days of Giants Abbie Farwell Brown
  • "I ask that you get for me a drink of Suttung's mead," Odin answered.

    In The Days of Giants Abbie Farwell Brown
  • But Suttung refused to spare even a taste of the precious liquor.

    In The Days of Giants Abbie Farwell Brown
  • Baugi returned to Odin with the news that the mead was not to be had with Suttung's consent.

    In The Days of Giants Abbie Farwell Brown
  • It was Gunnld, Suttung's daughter, the guardian of the mead.

    In The Days of Giants Abbie Farwell Brown
  • These men did not belong to Suttung, but were the servants of his brother Baugi.

    Stories from Northern Myths

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  • So he journeyed on till he came to the house of Suttung's brother, Baugi.

    The Heroes of Asgard Annie Keary

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