In the Beginning: Creation Stories from Around the World - Chapters 13 and 14 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 13 and 14 Summary and Analysis

In the beginning, there were two realms. Muspell was in the south and was fiery and full of light. Niflheim was in the north and was full of fog, ice, and snow. In between the two regions, was the Yawning Gap where the two regions came together in a thaw. The dripping water started life and created a giant named Imir. He was a frost giant and he was evil. As he laid sleeping in the Yawning Gap, a man and woman grew from his armpit and a son from his leg. They represented the first family of frost giants.

Ancestors of Imir were the gods Odin, Vili and Ve. They hated the evil Imir and the growing population of frost giants. The gods killed Imir and his blood drowned all the frost giants except two that escaped. The...

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