|Aliases||Lord of the Frost Giants|
|Divine Rank||Lesser / Intermediate God|
|Pantheon||Norse, The Ordning (Giant)|
|Portfolio||Cold, Ice, Strength, Frost Giants|
|Domains||3E: Chaos, Cold, Destruction, Evil, Strength, Magic, War
|Home Plane||Jotunheim (Ysgard)|
Thrym is the Chaotic Evil god of cold, ice, strength, and Frost Giants, and one of the children of Annam. He appears as a mighty frost giant with white hair, blue eyes, and a constant snarl on his face.
Thrym has a track record of trying to marry everything. He stole the hammer of Thor and held it to ransom for the hand of Freya (yes, he still did that in D&D). Thrym was foiled when Thor showed up to the wedding dressed as a woman, stole the hammer back and bashed the giant over the head with it.
Thrym still wanted a beautiful wife, so when a Hill Giant sorceress called Haagenti found out, she shape-shifted into a beautiful woman and got pregnant by him, but ran away before the children were born. When Thrym eventually came looking and found out he had been duped into knocking up a hideous, low-caste hill giantess and fathering her two ugly sons, he cursed them all to become minotaurs and cautioned his Frost Giant followers against being deceived by beauty in future.
Later, another giant divinity called Shax started invading the realms of other gods with an army of Storm Giants. Annam could not deal with her so sent Thrym to look into it. When Thrym realised it was his sister, he became enamored by her and proposed on the spot. But she refused and fought him. Thrym won the fight by killing her, but the flesh from his wounds dropped to the sea and became icebergs.
Thrym stands out amongst the rest of the giant pantheon in that he is fairly tolerant of non-giants as worshippers, particularly amongst barbaric cultures who admire strength and tenacity. Like Surtr, his cult is an apocalyptic one, though the saying goes "fire and ice never mix" so they have very little to do with one another, despite similar goals. Thrym's followers constantly prepares for the end of the world by stockpiling weapons and creating safe boltholes for his worshippers to conceal themselves in; and when they don't need to hide they build great fortresses to protect themselves instead.
Thrym's premier followers are the Disciples of Thrym. They are not necessarily clerics, but do have some measure of divine capability. They focus heavily on Thrym's preferred weapon (the Greataxe) which they learn to enhance through magic. Their duties are to preach of the coming Fimbulwinter which they believe only the strongest will survive, so they prepare for Surtr's coming fires by learning how to detect, resist, and dispel flames in the hope of enduring the fiery apocalypse whilst also preparing themselves for the eternal winter that is expected to follow.