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Ymir

[ee-mir, y-mir] /ˈi mɪr, ˈü mɪr/
noun, Scandinavian Mythology.
1.
the earliest being and the progenitor of the giants, killed by Odin and his brothers. From his flesh the earth was made, from his blood the waters, and from his skull the heavens.
Also, Ymer
[ee-mer] /ˈi mər/ (Show IPA)
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  • Ymir lay down beside her and drank her milk, and on the milk she gave him he lived.

    The Children of Odin Padraic Colum
  • As Ymir looked upon the being that was being formed he hated him for his beauty.

    The Children of Odin Padraic Colum
  • Ymir, the Ancient Giant, hated him so much that he would have slain him then and there.

    The Children of Odin Padraic Colum
  • They took the hair of Ymir and they made it into the forests of trees.

    The Children of Odin Padraic Colum
  • In Ymir's name, Amra, why did you wander off into the wastes of the north?

    Gods of the North Robert E. Howard
  • "Swear not so often by Ymir," muttered a warrior, glancing at the distant mountains.

    Gods of the North Robert E. Howard
  • Ymir was the father of the first giant, Bur had a son called Br.

    The Heroes of Asgard Annie Keary
  • He carried off from Ymisland Ama the daughter of Ymir, and afterwards married her.

  • At that time there was no earth nor sea nor heaven, nothing but the icy abyss without bottom, whence Ymir the giant had sprung.

    In The Days of Giants Abbie Farwell Brown
  • One day she was licking the icy rocks, which tasted salty to her, when4 Ymir noticed that the mass was taking a strange shape.

    In The Days of Giants Abbie Farwell Brown
British Dictionary definitions for Ymir

Ymir

/ˈiːmɪə/
noun
1.
(Norse myth) the first being and forefather of the giants. He was slain by Odin and his brothers, who made the earth from his flesh, the water from his blood, and the sky from his skull
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