Ymir

Ymir ē´mĕr [key], in Norse mythology, primeval giant and progenitor of a race of giants. Odin and his brothers slew Ymir from his skull they fashioned the sky, from his flesh the earth, from his bones the mountains, and from his blood the sea.

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