Hols: Prince of the Sun
also known The Little Norse Prince or Little Norse  is a Japanese Animated Film and directed by Isao Takahata


Set in Iron Age Scandinavia, the film opens with young Hols (aka Horus) (Hisako Okata) (Japanese) (Billie Lou Watt) attempting to fight off a pack of  ¨silver wolves¨  and accidentally waking up an ancient stone giant. named Mogue (or Rockoar in some editions of the film). Hols suceeds in pulling a 'thorn' from the giant's shoulder' which transpires to be a rusty and ancient sword. The Giant proclaims this to be the Sword of the Sun, promising also that when the sword has been reforged, he will come to Hols, who will then be called ¨Prince of the Sun¨.

Hol's father, on his deathbed,reveals that the family came