Jötunn of Fire
|Texts||Gylfaginning, Flateyjarbók, Þorsteins saga Víkingssonar|
Logi (also Loge; Old Norse 'fire, flame') or Hálogi ('High Flame') is a jötunn and the personification of fire in Norse mythology. He is the son of the jötunn Fornjótr and the brother of Ægir ('sea') and Kári ('wind'). Logi married fire giantess Glöð and she bore him two beautiful daughters—Eisa and Eimyrja.
Logi is often confused with Loki, another deity (this could have happened when Richard Wagner wrote his Ring des Nibelungen operas, in which Loki is a fire demigod (that is, not an áss) and the pun "Loge"/"Lohe" (i.e. Loki/blaze) also appears).
In Gylfaginning ('The Beguiling of Gylfi'), Logi appears in the tale of Thor and Loki's journey to the castle of the giant Útgarða-Loki in Jötunheimr where Loki was pitted against Logi in an eating contest. The contestants appeared to be equal in speed at eating meat from the bone, but Logi also consumed the bones and even the wooden trencher in which the meat was placed showing off his might. Útgarða-Loki afterwards explained that Logi was really wildfire itself.
In Flateyjarbók, there is a mention of Logi's family:
The sons of Fornjótr are given powers to rule over forces of nature. Logi rules over fire.
Þorsteins saga Víkingssonar
In Þorsteins saga Víkingssonar, Logi, also called Hálogi, is identified as a Risi who becomes the first king of Hálogaland (northern Norway), and the ancestor of its royal line, all of whom are known for their muscular physique and stunning beauty.