Sculpture of Aditya, the Sun God - Allahabad 1870s
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UFO landings: http://www.ufoevidence.org/Cases/CaseView.asp?section=landings

n Norse mythology, the giants (j?tnar in Old Norse, a cognate with ettin) are often opposed to the gods. They come in different classes, such as frost giants (hr?m?ursar), fire giants (eldj?tnar), and mountain giants (bergrisar). Jotun are different from other giants, that they usually aren't taller than most humans. The English, in lacking a proper word to describe such creatures, made use of the Greek derivative 'giants'; in a similar fashion, ogres are called trolls(pl. trolde) in Danish[citation needed].

The giants are the origin of most of various monsters in Norse mythology (e.g. the Fenrisulfr), and in the eventual battle of Ragnar?k the giants will storm Asgard and defeat them in war. Even so, the gods themselves were related to the giants by many marriages, and there are giants such as ?gir, Loki, M?mir and Ska?i, who bear little difference in status to them.

Norse mythology also holds that the entire world of men was once created from the flesh of Ymir, a giant of cosmic proportions, which name is considered by some to share a root with the name Yama of Indo-Iranian mythology.

A bergrisi appears as a supporter on the coat of arms of Iceland.
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