Real Name: Holth
Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Jotunheim; associated with Asgardian cosmology) Giant
Group Membership: Jotuns (Giants of Jotunheim)
Affiliations: Njord, the Warriors Three (Fandral, Hogun, Volstagg) and Thor Odinson helped honor him in death
Enemies: Warriors Three (Fandral, Hogun, Volstagg)
Known Relatives: Gnives (father), Ulif (mother)
Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
last active in Asgard's North Sea;
First Appearance: Thor: Blood Oath#1 (November, 2005)
Powers/Abilities: As a Jotun, Holth was large and strong (perhaps Class 50-100), with superhuman durability and longevity (enhanced lifespan/delayed aging, with a lifespan perhaps measuring presumably at least millennia).
Holth was a metamorph, able to turn into a sea monster, at least.
Holth's true form was only shown in flames
Height: Unrevealed (his true form was not shown, but he looked to be much taller than Ulif, perhaps 75' tall); variable
Weight: Unrevealed (based on the idea that giants have 3x human density, at 75' tall, he would weigh approximately 1,200,000 lbs. (600 tons); variable
Hair: Brown (or brownish-red)
(Thor: Blood Oath#1 (fb) - BTS) - Gnives considered his son Holth to be stupid, useless, an embarrassment, and ugly.
Gnives tried yelling, beatings, humiliation,
and magic, but Holth continued to disappoint.
Gnives and his wife, Ulif, disowned Holth.(Thor: Blood Oath#1 (fb)) - In Asgard's North Sea, Holth, in the form of a monstrously giant sea creature, caught the attention of the hunting Warriors Three (Fandral, Hogun, Volstagg).
(Thor: Blood Oath#1 (fb) - BTS) - Holth's spirit allegedly called to his father, Gnives, for revenge from the sea.Gnives magically divined Holth's fate.
(Thor: Blood Oath#6) - Ulif interrupted, noting that she had only wanted honor for her son.
Ulif then asked the gods to not go to war but rather to simply honor her son; "dumb as he was, he deserves this little."Ulif stated that all she asked was that the Warriors Three retrieved Holth's body and give him a burial of honor.
(Thor: Blood Oath#6 (fb) - BTS) - Njord, lord of the sea, reached deep into the waters and brought Holth's body to the light.
The Gods and Giants gathered on an
island between the lands of Jotunheim and Asgard as a testament to a
common ground they may once find again.
Thor and the Warriors Three
built a great temple, and the gods carved in stone the story of their
making, whose origins are shared with the giants.
(Thor: Blood Oath#6) - Ulif, at least, and other Giants gathered around the funeral pyre with the gods and honored Holth's passing.
Comments: Created by Michael Avon Oeming and Scott Kolins.
Profile by Snood.
Holth should be distinguished from:
images: (without ads)
Thor: Blood Oath#1, pg. 16, panel 1 (tail by Warriors' boat);
panel 5-6 (spear and speared)
#6, pg. 20, panel 4 (raised by Njord);
pg. 21, panel 2 (funeral pyre)
Thor: Blood Oath#1 (November, 2005) - Michael Avon Oeming (writer), Scott Kolins (artist), Molly Lazer, Andy Schmidt & Aubrey Sitterson (assistant editors), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Thor: Blood Oath#6 (February, 2006) - Michael Avon Oeming (writer), Scott Kolins (artist), Molly Lazer, Andy Schmidt & Aubrey Sitterson (assistant editors), Tom Brevoort (editor)
First posted: 05/24/2020
Last updated: 05/24/2020
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