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  1. Norse myth a giant who guarded the well of wisdom near the roots of Yggdrasil
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Historical Examples

  • At last he determined to see Mimir, and take a drink from his well.

    Harper's Young People, August 24, 1880


  • Under it is the fountain Mimir, spring of wisdom, from which Odin drinks daily.

    History of Religion

    Allan Menzies

  • Then Odin made reverence to Mimir, the wisest of the world's beings.

  • Mimir, the owner of this spring, is full of wisdom because he drinks of its waters.

  • By drinking from Mimir's fountain, he became the wisest of gods and men.