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... the yeast-drops, by the power of that which sent the heat, and became a man's
form. And that man is named Ymir, but the Rime-Giants call him Aurgelmir; and
thence are come the races of the Rime-Giants, as THE BEGUILING OF GYLFI 17.
and thence are come the races of the Rime-Giants, as it says in Voluspa the Less
: All the witches spring from Witolf, All the warlocks are of Willharm, And the spell-
singers spring from Swarthead; All the ogres of Ymir come. But concerning this ...
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
Ymir and bore him into the middle of the Yawning Void-^ and made of him the
earth : of his blood the sea and the waters; the land was made of his flesh, and
the crags of his bones; gravel and stones they fashioned from his teeth and his ...
But on the inner earth they made a citadel round about the world against the
hostility of the giants, and for their citadel they raised up the brows of Ymir the
giant, and called that place Midgard. They took also his brain and cast it in the air,
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LibraryThing ReviewРецензія користувача - JVioland - LibraryThing
Norse sagas written in Iceland around 1210 by Snorri Sturluson (I couldn't possibly have made up that name!). It records histories and traditions of the Norse people. Some material is gruesome, but then we're dealing with a people who hoped to die in battle! Читати огляд повністю
LibraryThing ReviewРецензія користувача - Michael.Rimmer - LibraryThing
I was initially surprised that I knew all of the stories in The Prose Edda, but then I realised that I've been reading adaptations of them since I was aged 10, so not all that surprising really. It ... Читати огляд повністю