Also known as Aurgelmir.
- Norse (culture)
- Celestial (attribute)
- Giant (attribute)
- Mountain Dweller (attribute)
- Deadly (behaviour)
- Frost Giants (common type)
The primordial Frost Giant of Norse mythology. He was created from the void of the Earth called Ginnungagap. He nurtured the great sacred cow Audumla. From his sweat, all other Giants were born. When the gods were created, they fought against Ymir and killed him. They took his corpse to Ginnungagap and destroyed his body. His blood became the oceans, his bones, the mountains, his flesh, the Earth, his teeth and small bones, the rocks and his skull the sky. His hair became trees and his brains became the clouds. His skull in the sky was supported by four Dwarves named Austri, Westri, Nordi and Sudri who held one part of the skull in one of the four cardinal directions.
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