One of the best-known passages in the prosaic age, the greatest source of Norse legend / mythology Norse, is the encounter between Thor, Loki and the servant who accompanied them, named Pjalfi, with the giant utgaroa-Loki (not confused with Loki the Lord of lies) and the challenges proposed by them. Pjalfi joined to Thor and Loki as payment to the damage caused to one of the beasts that pulled the carriage of Thor. The Dios de el Trueno had the ability to bring back life to animals, and often ate their own beasts of draught, collected their bones and returned them to life the next day. But wanted the destination this time Pjalfi broke through one of the freshly cooked animal bones, and when Thor the animal returned him to life was wounded. So, as already stated, the payment of Pjalfi was the become the servant of God. The three, Thor, Loki and Pjalfi come to the castle of the giant utgaroa-Loki, who receives them and leads them to a classroom, where takes beginning challenges. A few challenges peculiar, since they are the guests who propose tests. The first to accept that challenge is Loki, who says eat faster than anyone else.
The giant passes the open defiance of Loki to Logi, who devours the food, bones and even the wooden tray where they served food at an impressive speed, defeating Loki. The second in participating is Pjalfi, who claims to be very fast. The King invites you to accept the challenge to Hugi, who doubles in speed to the young. Thor is finally submitted. Thirsty as I was, says being able to drink more than anyone else.
The King therefore offers a horn, and says the son of Odin God that there were those who drank is the entire contents of the Horn in one gulp. Thor baby and baby and, however, despite their efforts, just gets the fluid level down a little. The giant King confesses his discontent, because they had assured him that Thor had no rival in any quest, and offers something different: asked to lift his cat from the ground. Thor tries making use of all your strength, but it just gets moved to the animal. Then the giant tells him to try beating an old woman who had already defeated many warriors in combat, and Thor, after presenting to the match, loses. After spending the night travellers are willing to leave. The giant accompanies them to the output. Then he confesses to Thor that he felt fear before its might, and tells him that they don’t have to feel shame, since he used magic tricks to defeat them; the Horn that Thor drank was connected to the oceans, and when he drank from the lowered the level of the oceans and the tides began. The cat was the serpent of Asgard that surrounds the world, and the powerful God managed to lift it into the air. And the old woman was indeed death, who had defeated countless warriors. The challenges of Loki and Pjalfi were also illusions, Logi was a representation of the fire that everything devours and el veloz Hugi, was actually thinking. Thor feels offended by this deception and decides to hit the giant with his magnificent hammer Mjolnir, but both the giant as the Castle fade, leaving the three travelers in the desert plain. Nahuel Gladish original author and source of the article