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He who had conducted him in answered that the one who sat on the nethermost
high-seat was a king, "and his name is Harr;1 but the next is named Jafnharr;2
and he who is uppermost is called Thridi."3 Then Harr asked the newcomer ...
And Harr answered: "He was then with the Rime-Giants." w. Gangleri said: "What
was the beginning, or how began it, or what was before it?" Harry answered: "As
is told in Voluspa: Erst was the age when nothing was: Nor sand nor sea, nor ...
Then said Harr: "The streams called Ice-waves, those which were so long come
from the fountain-heads that the yeasty venom upon them had hardened like the
slag that runs out of the fire, — these then became ice; and when the ice halted ...
... there sprang from it the cow called Audumla; four streams of milk ran from her
udders, and she nourished Ymir." Then asked Gangleri: "Wherewithal was the
cow nourished ? " And Harr made answer : Jeked the ice-blocks, which were
And Harr answered : "The sons of Borr slew Ymir the giant; lo, where he fell there
gushed forth so much blood out of his wounds that with it they drowned all the
race of the Rime-Giants, save that one, whom giants call Bergelmir, escaped with
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