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(singular Jötnar ) were a faction of Isu operating from the realm of Jötunn Jötunheimr. In Norse mythology, they were a race of giants who originated from Jötunheimr.
jötnar were towering beings who claimed singular descent from Ymir, the first primeval being created in the chaotic void of  Ginnungagap. Although often referred to as anything from "giants" due to their size or "trolls" for perceived misshapen appearances,  jötnar were in fact shape-changers who could take on any form.
Most famously, the Norse trickster god
Loki was half jötunn, and  fathered  three children with the giantess  Angrboða, who would later fight the gods during Ragnarök.
In the 10th century,
Thorvald Hjaltason considered that Östen Jorundsson could have been the product of such a union as he sought out reliable men for his war band.
Behind the scenes
jötnar appear to be styled after their blue-skinned depiction in the 2011 film Marvel , despite there being no record of Thor jötnar ever being described as blue.
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