The Vikings Gjallahorn sits high on a platform above U.S. Bank Stadium, and the team welcomes a notable figure for each home game to blow the horn to signify that "the Vikings are coming."

It can often be hard to see the individual who is being welcomed given how far away from the field that it is. That wasn't a problem on Sunday, when the Vikings welcomed The Mountain back to Minnesota.

Thor Bjornsson did the honors before the game against the rival Packers. The 6-foot-9, 400-plus pound Icelandic strongman is better known as The Mountain on the wildly popular HBO series "Game of Thrones."


The Vikings have engaged Bjornsson in promotional appearances several times over the last two years as they have opened their new stadium. Several players when to visit him in Iceland this summer, and some of the video footage is used during pregame festitivities.

Bjornsson also led the "Skol" chant, which was first popularized in Iceland. Probably wouldn't hurt to have him suit up against Aaron Rodgers and Co., either.