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Storm Giantess Goddess - D&D

Post by Birchbeer » Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:15 pm

Folks,

I'm trying to find the name (and source) of a myth I read about Stronmaus having to kill a violent Storm Giantess (I think she was a deity). I believe the story was that Stronmaus was forced to kill her as she was willing to wage wars nonstop.

Sorry for not having more info, but this has been bugging me for a few days now and I've read through a few of my books and not found it yet.

Thanks in advance! :)

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Re: Storm Giantess Goddess - D&D

Post by ripvanwormer » Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:51 pm

Shax, the Sea Sister, from 3rd edition's Tome of Magic.

Page 47:
Thrym, god of the frost giants, was eager to stop storm giant incursions into his followers’ lands, so he picked up his axe and leapt into the sea. There he met his sister Shax for the first time. Thrym found her both beautiful and terrible. He offered to wed her if she would call the storm giants to return to the sea. Shax would have none of it, though, so the two fought. In the end Thrym won, beheading Shax with a clean blow of his axe, but not before she had scratched off some pieces of his flesh with her nails... As for Thrym, he yet lives, but the pieces of his cold body that his sister removed have become icebergs that float in the sea as constant reminders of the storm giants’ debt to him.

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Post by Birchbeer » Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:42 pm

Thank you Rip, that's it. :)

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Post by Big Mac » Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:26 pm

I wonder if AuldDragon has a write up on Shax.

EDIT: I don't see Shax on his Giant Gods page. But I'm not sure if it's on his to-do list.
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