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Útgarða-Loki

In Norse mythology, Útgarða-Loki was the ruler of the castle Útgarðr in Jötunheimr. He was one of the Jötnar and his name means "Loki of the Outyards", to distinguish him from Loki, the companion of Thor. In the Prose Edda book Gylfaginning, the enthroned figure of Third reluctantly relates a tale in which Thor and Thor's servants, Þjálfi and Röskva are traveling to the east, they arrive at a vast forest in Jötunheimr, they continue through the woods until dark. The four discover an immense building. Finding shelter in a side room, they experience earthquakes through the night; the earthquakes cause all four to be fearful, except Thor. The building turns out to be the huge glove of Skrýmir, snoring throughout the night, causing what seemed to be earthquakes; the next night, all four sleep beneath an oak tree near Skrýmir in fear. Thor wakes up in the middle of the night, a series of events occur where Thor twice attempts to destroy the sleeping Skrýmir with his hammer. Skrýmir awakes after each attempt, only to say that he detected an acorn falling on his head or that he wonders if bits of tree from the branches above have fallen on top of him.

The second attempt awakes Skrýmir. Skrýmir gives them advice. Skrýmir throws his knapsack onto his back and abruptly goes into the forest and "there is no report that the Æsir expressed hope for a happy reunion"; the four travelers continue their journey until midday. They find themselves facing a massive castle in an open area; the castle is so tall. At the entrance to the castle is a shut gate, Thor finds that he cannot open it. Struggling, all four squeeze through the bars of the gate, continue to a large hall. Inside the great hall are two benches, where many large people sit on two benches; the four see Útgarða-Loki, the king of the castle, sitting.Útgarða-Loki says that no visitors are allowed to stay unless they can perform a feat. Loki, standing in the rear of the party, is the first to speak, claiming that he can eat faster than anyone. Loki loses. Útgarða-Loki asks. Þjálfi says. Útgarða-Loki says that this would be a fine feat yet that Þjálfi had better be good at running, for he is about to be put to the test.

Útgarða-Loki and the group go outside to a level-grounded course. At the course, Útgarða-Loki calls for a small figure by the name of Hugi to compete with Þjálfi; the first race begins and Þjálfi runs, but Hugi runs to the end of the course and back again to meet Þjálfi. Útgarða-Loki comments to Þjálfi that he will have to run faster than that, yet notes that he has never seen anyone who has come to his hall run faster than that. Þjálfi and Hugi run a second race. Þjálfi loses by an arrow-shot. Útgarða-Loki comments that Þjálfi has again run a fine race but that he has no confidence that Þjálfi will be able to win a third. A third race between the two commences and Þjálfi again loses to Hugi. Everyone agrees that the contest between Hugi has been decided. Thor agrees after three immense gulps fails. Thor agrees to lift a large, gray cat in the hall but finds that it arches his back no matter what he does, that he can only raise a single paw. Thor demands to fight someone in the hall, but the inhabitants say doing so would be demeaning, considering Thor's weakness.

Útgarða-Loki calls for his nurse Elli, an old woman. The two wrestle but the harder Thor struggles the more difficult. Thor is brought down to a single knee. Útgarða-Loki said to Thor. Now late at night, Útgarða-Loki shows the group to their rooms and they are treated with hospitality; the next morning the group gets prepares to leave the keep. Útgarða-Loki appears, has his servants prepare a table, they all merrily eat and drink. As they leave, Útgarða-Loki asks Thor. Thor says that he is unable to say he did well, noting that he is annoyed that Útgarða-Loki will now speak negatively about him. Útgarða-Loki, once the group has left his keep, points out that he hopes that they never return to it, for if he had an inkling of what he was dealing with he would never have allowed the group to enter in the first place. Útgarða-Loki reveals. Útgarða-Loki was in fact the immense Skrýmir, that if the three blows Thor attempted to land had hit their mark, the first would have killed Skrýmir. In reality, Thor's blows were so powerful.

The contests, were an illusion. Útgarða-Loki reveals that Loki had competed against wildfire itself, Þjálfi had raced against thought, Thor's drinking horn had reached to the ocean and with his drinks he lowered the ocean level. The cat that Thor attempted to lift was in actuality the world serpent, Jörmungandr, everyone was terrified when Thor was able to lift the paw of this "cat", for Thor had held the great serpent up to the sky; the old woman Thor wrestled was in fact Old Age, there is no one that old age cannot bring down. Útgarða-Loki concludes by telling Thor that it would be better for "both sides" if they did

The London Lifestyle Awards

The London Lifestyle Awards are designed to acknowledge publicly nominated businesses who have been deemed to be contributing to the lifestyle of Londoners. After an initial nomination period, a short list is announced and members of the public can vote for their winner; each October category winners are announced. The London Lifestyle Awards were created in 2010 by Jason Gale; the mission was to honour those whose work has been understood as making a noticeable contribution to the London lifestyle scene and improving the lives of fellow Londoners. There are 16 categories. Both businesses and the general public can nominate online on the London Lifestyle Awards website. After submission each nomination is vetted for eligibility. After nominees have been determined, a panel of judges decide the short list which are announced at a'shortlist party'; the following day voting re-opens to the public, those receiving the highest number of votes become finalists whom are invited to the London Lifestyle Awards' annual ceremony where the winners are announced.

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Rasim Ramaldanov

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