To forge a world

To forge a world

After the giant Ymer, who lived in the void Ginnungagap, was slain by the three brothers Odin, Vile and Ve, they hauled his body to the center of the void and shaped it into a world. From his blood they made lakes and rivers, from his flesh the soil, his bones were...
Holy cow

Holy cow

I´m going to dive back into the creation myths of Norse mythology – back to the very beginning. I have previously told you about Ymer, the first giant, so let´s start at his dinner table. Everybody knows a giant can´t live on air and luckily for Ymer he did not have...
The father of all giants

The father of all giants

As I mentioned before Ymer was the first great giant emerging from Ginnungagap. He was not a very nice fellow and is described in the Edda as evil (how one could determine that when he was all alone I do not know.) Ymer had problem sweating while sleeping, and that...
The first giant

The first giant

In the universe of Norse mythology, between fire and ice, Muspelheim and Nifelheim, were the great nothingness called Ginnungagap (The great gap), as I wrote about in my previous post. There were also a few great poisonous rivers called Elivågor (The icy waves),...