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Ymir

[ ee-mir, y-mir ]

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.


Ymir

/ ˈiːmə; 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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It was, in fact, in Ymir's flesh that the dwarfs were engendered, and began to move and live.

The being thus formed was named Ymir, but the Frost-giants call him Orgelmir.

They dragged the body of Ymir into the middle of Ginnungagap, and of it formed the earth.

YMIR, a confused noise, like the rustling of trees when shaken by the wind; also the clang of metals.

Under the tree lies Ymir, and his efforts to throw off the weight cause earthquakes.

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