- the first woman, made by the gods from a tree.
Origin of Embla
< Old Norse, probably akin to almr elm
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Examples from the Web for embla
Eve or Embla was made of elm, but Ask or Adam was made of ash.Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1
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They gave them clothes and names; the man they called Ask, and the woman Embla.The Younger Edda
From looking like trees Ask and Embla got the appearance which before them none but the gods had assumed.
Some time has elapsed between the creation of Ask and Embla, and Heimdal's coming among men.
They found on earth, nearly powerless, Ask and Embla, void of destiny.The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson; and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson
Saemund Sigfusson and Snorre Sturleson