The Death of Ymir

The Death of Ymir

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Ymir (non.)
Aurgelmir (non.)
Ymir was the primeval being who was suckled by the cow Auðhumla. He was the ancestor of the race of giants. He was killed by the sons of Bor, Óðinn, Vili, and Vé, and they created the earth out of his dismembered corpse.

Gods and Goddesses

Vili (non.)
One of the three sons of the giant Borr and his wife Bestla. Together with his brothers, Óðinn and Vé, he killed the giant Ymir and created the earth from Ymir's dismembered body.
(non.)
One of the three sons of the giant Borr and his wife Bestla. Together with his brothers, Óðinn and Vili, he killed the giant Ymir and created the earth from Ymir's dismembered corpse.
Óðinn (non.)
Odin (en.)
The chief god of the Æsir in The Prose Edda. However, in Heimskringla he is a mortal who tricks the King of Sweden into believing that he is a god.

Myths

Creation Myth
A series of myths concerning the creation of the world, the origins of the gods, and the creation of humans.
Sons of Borr
The three sons of the giant Borr were Óðinn, Vili and Vé. They slew the primordial giant Ymir and created Midgardr from his body.

Source Materials:

Norse Stories, Retold from the Eddas (en.)
The first edition of Norse Stories, Retold from the Eddas was published in 1882.

Source Persons

Mabie, Hamilton Wright (en.)
b. 13th December 1846
d. 31st December 1916
Nationality: American
Occupation: author
Mabie was an author, essayist, critic, editor and lecturer.
Wright, George Hand (en.)
b. 6th August 1872
d. 14th March 1951
Nationality: American
Occupation: illustrator, printmaker and painter

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