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Ymir

(ē`mĕr), 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.

Ymir

father of the giant race. [Norse Myth.: Wheeler, 395]
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Vili and Ve, slew Ymir and threw his carcass into an abyss, his blood formed the waters, his bones the mountains, his teeth the rocks, his skull the heavens, his brains the clouds, his hair the plants, and his eyebrows the wall of defense against the giants.
Camera (color), Per Kallberg; editor, Larus Ymir Oskarsson; music, Hilmar Orn Hilmarsson; art director, Tonie Zetterstrom; costume designer, Vytautas Narbutas; sound (Dolby Digital), Sigurdir Sigurdsson.
The name Yima, as has long been known, means "twin" or "double" and is cognate to Vedic Yama and Old Norse Ymir, being also closely related to the names of other mythic figures who appear in myths of creation through sacrifice (Latin Remus, Germanic Tuisco).
A keen-going sort, Ymir isn't the type to find much in a finish, but he was only just worried out of it the last time he ran over course and distance in September and being stepped up to 1m in four of his five starts since then probably wouldn't have suited.
His battle extends from Asgard to the land of Ymir and the Frost Giants in wintry Nifleheim, the fiery forces of Surtur in hellish Muspelheim, and Ulik's band of brutish trolls in the forests and marshes of Vanaheim.
5/ Defeat Ymir x30 -> Rewards: Rossweisse Massive x1, Odin Massive x1
Thor must overcome monstrous foes lifted from the pages of the comics, including Ulik, Ymir and Surtur, as well as other daunting enemies.
The Jim Boyle-trained Wunder Strike (Nicky Mackay) beats Ymir at Lingfield to become one of six Epsom winners on Wednesday
Thor must overcome monstrous foes lifted from the pages of the comics including Ulik, Ymir, and Surtur, as well as other monstrous denizens.