Baugi In Norse mythology, an evil giant; brother of Suttung; killed by Odin, chief of the gods. Baugi had attempted to kill Odin, but the god overpowered him. In the legend, Odin sets out to obtain the sacred mead Odhrerir, which Suttung controls. When Suttung refuses to give Odin a single drop of the mead, Odin asks Baugi for help. They drill a hole into the mountain where the mead is kept, but when Odin blows into the hole, the dust comes back, and Odin knows that Baugi is trying to deceive him. They drill again, and Odin transforms himself into a snake and crawls inside. Baugi tries to strike him, but Odin is already inside and takes a drink of the mead. Odin married Baugi’s daughter Gunlod. She bore Odin a child, Bragi, the god of poetry and eloquence. Baugi appears in the Prose Edda.
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