[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.
Also Y·mer [ee-mer] /ˈi mər/.
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Historical Examples of ymir

  • As Ymir looked upon the being that was being formed he hated him for his beauty.

  • Ymir lay down beside her and drank her milk, and on the milk she gave him he lived.

  • They took the hair of Ymir and they made it into the forests of trees.

  • Ymir, the Ancient Giant, hated him so much that he would have slain him then and there.

  • In Ymir's name, Amra, why did you wander off into the wastes of the north?

    Gods of the North

    Robert E. Howard

British Dictionary definitions for ymir


Ymer (ˈiːmə)

  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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