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Mimir(mē`mĭr), in Norse mythology, giant who guarded the well of wisdom. According to one legend Mimir was beheaded by the enemies of the gods of Asgard; his head was then preserved by Odin, who consulted it for information and advice.
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gigantic god of primeval ocean. [Norse Myth.: Leach, 728]
guardian of well of wit and wisdom. [Norse Myth.: Wheeler, 244]
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