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Meaning & History
Means "darkening one", related to húm ("semi-darkness, twilight"). This is the name of a giant in Norse mythology, the father of TÝR, from whom THOR wants to fetch a cauldron for the Æsir. In one myth Thor baits a fishing line with an ox skull in hopes of catching MIÐGARÐSORMR ("world serpent"), also called JÖRMUNGANDR, but Hymir cuts the line.