Thor and Hymir rowed out to sea a ways, but Veor ( Thor ) was not satisfied with the distance they were from shore and commanded Hymir to row still further out to sea. Hymir shook his head and told Veor ( Thor ) that nothing would make him row further out. Hymir began to fish furiously and managed to pull two whales from the water at the same time. Odin' s son sat patiently in the stern skillfully preparing the bait onto the huge and very sharp hook. When he had it just the way he wanted it Veor ( Thor ) threw the line over the side . As the line sank deeper and deeper into the abyss it was spotted by the vile creature known as the Midgard Serpent that hides in the deepest depths of the ocean and surrounds the whole world. With a quick lunge the great water dragon snapped up the bait in a single swallow.
Thor felt the tug on the line and with a mighty pull hauled up the vile serpent right into the boat. Thor grabbed his mighty hammer with his free hand and brought it down on the crest of the " One who hates the Gods. " As the great monster sank back into the depths monsters roared, rocks were crashed together, and the whole world moved from the great shifting of the weight of the tremendous beast.
On the way back to shore Hymir was not happy, and had little to say. When he finally did speak he tried a different approach as he said : " If you are willing we will share the work, one to haul the whales to the house, while the other ties the ship along the shore. Veor ( Thor ), who did not need the Jotun's help, seized the ship by the prow and lifted the boat, oars, bilge, whales and all else that it contained, and carried the great load through woods, and over mountains. Hymir, a pig - headed fool, was not impressed by this great display of strength and thought to himself : " A man may look strong rowing in the sea, but may be weak if he tries to crack a fragile cup. "
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