One day, while Thor was away fighting troll in the East, the gods of Asgard decided they needed a wall to better protect themselves and to rely less on the protection of Thor. The next day, a man came to them and said he could build the wall if in return he was presented the sun, the moon, and Freya's hand in marriage. Though the Gods were hesitant, they agreed, however, the man would have only one season instead of three. Loki, the trickiest of all gods believed that after one season, the wall would not be complete and they would not have to give up the sun, moon, or Freya. They would then tell the man he had failed and build the remaining parts of the wall themselves. The man began to dig and build the wall faster than the gods had ever imagined. He went to gather rocks at night, returned early in the morning, and constructed the wall during the day. The gods started to become worried that he would actually complete the wall in one season. To stop him, on the last given day, Loki transformed into a beautiful horse. He went into the field that the man's horse was grazing in. The man called for his horse, but it would not come. As he continued to call, the two horse ran farther and farther from him and eventually they were gone. The gods had been watching and the man turned angrily to them saying they had cheated. As his anger increased, so did his size. He was a mountain giant and right as he was running at the gods, Thor appeared and killed him. And this is the story of how the gods got their wall.