Ymir

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Ymir

(ˈiːmɪə) or

Ymer

n
(Norse Myth & Legend) 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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Y•mir

(ˈi mɪr, ˈü mɪr)

n.
(in Norse myth) a primordial giant slain by Odin and his brothers, who fashioned the earth from his body.
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Noun1.Ymir - (Norse mythology) the primeval giant slain by Odin and his brothers and from whose body they created the world: the sea from his blood; the earth from his flesh; the mountains from his bones; the sky from his skull
Norse mythology - the mythology of Scandinavia (shared in part by Britain and Germany) until the establishment of Christianity
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Aurgelmir or Augelmir also called Ymir In Norse mythology, the first being, a giant who was created from the drops of water that formed when the ice of Niflheim met the heat of Muspelheim.
Midgard, ("Middle Abode") Midgardr also called Manna-heim("Home of Man") In Norse mythology, the Middle Earth, the abode of humans, made from the body of the first created being, the giant Aurgelmir. According to legend, the gods killed Aurgelmir, rolled his body into the central void of the universe, and began fashioning the Midgard.