"Destroyer?" A jötunn, listed among the jötnar in the Nafnaþulur. In Skáldskaparmál, Snorri Sturluson makes him the father of the wind:

How should the wind be periphrased? Thus: call it Son of Fornjótr, Brother of the Sea and of Fire, Scathe or Ruin or Hound or Wolf of the Wood or of the Sail or of the Rigging.

Thus spake Sveinn in the Nordrsetu-drápa:

First began to fly
Fornjótr's sons ill-shapen.

In Fundinn Noregr, Fornjótr appears as the ruler of Gotland, Finland and Kvenland. His sons were Hlér (who was also called Ægir), Logi, and Kári. Hversu Noregr byggðist adds that these sons commanded the sea, the fire, and the winds.



  • Fundinn Noregr, 1.
  • Hversu Noregr byggðist, 1.
  • Skáldskaparmál, 17.