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See also: surtur
- Surtr (mythological giant)
- (Norse mythology) A very powerful jotun (giant) and chief of Muspellheim, described in the Eddas as wielding a flaming (or shining) sword and as battling the gods and killing Freyr during Ragnarok.
- 1839, Samuel Astley Dunham, History of Denmark, Sweden, and Norway, volume 2, page 44:
- (Muspelheim, we suppose, with its numerous fiery inhabitants, and their mighty chief Surtur, the dark, the incomprehensible, the great evil principle, had no beginning; or if it had, the Odinian theologians were unacquainted with it.)
- 1847 , Paul Henri Mallet, Thomas Percy (translator), I. A. Blackwell, Walter Scott (editors), Northern Antiquities, [1756, Paul Henri Mallet, Monuments de la mythologie et de la poesie des Celtes, et particulierement des anciens Scandinaves], page 496,
- We must also remark, that in the Eddaic Poems there is no mention made of Surtur and the Elves of Light existing in Muspellheim previous to the formation of Ymir, […] .
- 2006, Gina Renée Misiroglu, Michael Eury, The Supervillain Book: The Evil Side of Comics and Hollywood, page not identified,
- In Journey into Mystery #97 (1963), writer/editor Stan Lee and artist/cc-plotter Jack Kirby introduced their version of Surtur, one of the greatest enemies of the gods in Norse mythology.
- (astronomy) A moon of Saturn. [Discovered 2006.]