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Alternatively known as Jotun.
The primeval being of Scandinavian mythology, father of all the giants.
Ymir was formed from ice and fire at the beginning of time, and was nourished by the four milky streams, which flowed from the cow Audhumla.
As Ymir slept, male and female giants sprang from his armpits, and from his feet grew a six-headed troll.
The sons of Bor Odin, Vili and Ve slew Ymir and all the frost giants were drowned in his blood, which formed the world's lakes and seas. His bones and flesh became the mountains and the land, and his skull became the vault of heaven. A race of dwarfs grew within his carcass.
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Sources: (1) Daly, Kathleen N., and Rangail, Marian, Norse Mythology A to Z, Facts on File Publishing; (2) Evans, Bergen, Dictionary of Mythology, Dell Publishing Co., Inc.; (3) Lindow, John, Norse Mythology: A Guide to Gods, Heroes, Rituals, and Beliefs, Oxford University Press.
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