The Frost Giants appearing in Northern European mythology.
The first cosmic beings of Scandinavia and other parts of Northern Europe. These monsters, born to Ymir the Ice-Father, had a particularly appalling appearance. Their hair, beards and fingernails were icicles, their eyes shone as cold as the moon and their breath was a blizzard of snow and ice.
Despite this frigid appearance they were warm blooded. When Odin fought the Jotnar, one married couple survived by sailing away on a sea of giants’ blood.
Their escape enabled them to create a new generation of Frost Giants to inhabit the Baltic countries, where they caused great trouble until they perished in the final war with the gods.