250. Gjálp and Greip
One day he sent them after Thor, who he knew was shortly due.
Their names were Gjálp and Greip, and they were ugly Giantesses,
They donned veils to hide their faces, and wore tattered black dresses.
When the Mighty Thor was crossing through Vimur's mighty water,
He was spotted downriver, by Gjálp, Geirrödr's faithful daughter.
The Giantess spread her legs, and made water with a slight quiver,
Then suddenly the waterway was turned into a deep churning river.
As the raging water broke high upon the Mighty Thor's shoulder,
He caught sight of the evil source, and picked up a large boulder.
Thor was very accurate, he never missed that at which he threw,
He knocked down the ugly Giantess, and gave the bitch her due.
When Thor reached Geirrödsgard, in a shed he was offered a chair,
As Thor sat down he suddenly felt himself being lifted up in the air.
Geirrödr's daughters were trying to crush Thor against a solid rafter,
The closer he was pushed towards the roof, the greater was their laughter.
Although not known for wisdom, Thor was able to think quite quick,
It was then that Thor remembered that Gridr had given him her stick.
He thrust the rod, with all his might, up against the shed's high ceiling,
And broke the Giantesses' backs, who had forgotten with whom they were dealing.
With his daughters now dead, and their bodies lying broken on the floor,
An angry Geirrödr summoned to his hall, the much hated Mighty Thor.
The furious Giant threw a glowing hot bolt, straight at the Aesir God's head,
But Thor caught it in midair, and threw it back, striking Geirrödr dead.
- Glenn Bergen, ( Ravensheart ), © Copyright, 2014.