"All-powerful." The father of Þjazi, according to an ambiguous passage in the eddic poem Hárbarðsljóð. There, Thor makes the following claim:

I slew Thiassi,
that stout-hearted Jötun:
up I cast the eyes
of Allvaldi's son
into the heaven serene.

Snorri Sturluson in Skáldskaparmál says that Þjazi's father was called Ölvaldi, and he was very rich in gold. When he died his three sons — Þjazi, Iði, and Gangr — came to divide the inheritance. They determined to divide the gold in the following manner: each should take as much gold as his mouth would hold, and all the same number of mouthfuls.



  • Harbarðslióð, 19.
  • Skáldskaparmál, 1.