"The giant with the flaming sword"
Surtr is a fire giant and the first being in Ginnungagap. He is the leader of the fire giants and is the guardian of Muspelheim. He possesses a sword made entirely of fire. During Ragnarök, he will face and kill Freyr in battle, though Freyr will stab out one of the giant's eyes, and destroy the world with fire, only for it to be made anew.
In Popular Culture
- One of the planet Saturn's moons is named after him.
- The volcanic island of Surtsey, Iceland, which rose out of the ocean in 1963, is named after him.