Get me a giant cauldron?” said Aeger, looking brighter. “Then we can brew all we need”. There was a great guffaw in the hall. “Invited us to stay for a while, have you Aeger?” “Of Course I’ll help, I said, but where will I find a cauldron big enough for all of us?” My friend Tyr, a brave young god, though of giant stock, and full of courage piped up: “We can take my father’s, it must be a mile deep!”

What is meant by ‘though of giant stock’?

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    "Stock" can mean "ancestry", and that is how it is being used here. Apr 13, 2021 at 18:36

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In this context the "though" is "although".

The sentence suggests that brave young gods are not usually from the race or lineage of giants. Tyr was an exception.

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    "Though he was of giant stock" is implied. Apr 13, 2021 at 16:04

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