"Sea?", "Engulfer." One of the jötnar, father of the beautiful Gerðr by Aurboða. He is attested in the eddic poems Skírnismál, Lokasenna, and Völuspá hin skamma (in Hyndluljóð).

In the prose introduction to Lokasenna however, Gýmir appears another name for Ægir. This seems also true in a skaldic verse by Hofgarða-Refr Gestsson, and quoted by Snorri Sturluson in Skáldskaparmál:

Gymir's wet-cold Spae-Wife
Wiles the Bear of Twisted Cables
Oft into Ægir's wide jaws,
Where the angry billow breaketh.



  • Lokasenna, 46.
  • Skáldskaparmál, 25.
  • Skírnismál, 6.
  • Völuspá hin skamma, 2.