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Ymir

Ymir (ēˈmĕr), 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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Ymir

father of the giant race. [Norse Myth.: Wheeler, 395]
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