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In Norse mythology, Aurboða (Old Norse "gravel-bidder" or "gravel-offerer") is a Mountain Frost Jötunn (Giantess), wife to the Jötunn Gymir, and mother of Gerðr. Gerðr was a beautiful Jötunn who was coerced into marrying the Norse God Freyr after initially refusing despite both bribes and threats. However after a further series of threats by Skírnir she finally agrees.
A troll is a supernatural being in Norse mythology and Scandinavian folklore. In origin, troll may have been a negative synonym for a jötunn (plural jötnar), a being in Norse mythology. In Old Norse sources, beings described as trolls dwell in isolated rocks, mountains, or caves, live together in small family units, and are rarely helpful to human beings.