According to Norse Mythology, what is referred to as the planet Earth was once Ginnungagap. Ginnungagap is the Great Emptiness. South of Gunnunugagp was the firey realm of Muspell. Muspell only had lakes of fire and rivers of poison. The fiery pit prevented any type of growth to emerge. North of Ginnungagp was Niflheim. Niflheim's was dark and very cold; so cold that the rivers were frozen. This northern area also prevented any type of planet growth because it was far too dark and had mountains made of ice.
Over many years blasts from fiery Muspell melted the mountains of Niflheim. The melting of the ice released a thawing giant. The giant was named Ymir and he was the first. As the melting of the ice mountains continued a cow emerged. The cow fed on the salt from the ice and Ymir received nourishment from drinking the cow's milk. The already immense giant grew even larger. The cow continued to lick the ice and from continuous feeding, the cow released two more beings: God Buri and his goddess wife. God Buri and his wife birthed a son, Bor, who then himself had a son of his own. Odin, son of Bor, became king of the Gods
[...] In the Aboriginal tale, Ka-ro-ra dreamt of life forms to surround him and live among him. Ultimately Ka-ro-ra, together with his army of sons, wiped out Bandicoots from the land. His sons killed the first Kangaroo and the land was engulfed in honey cleansing the land for a new beginning. In the Norse myth of creation Gods emerged from frosted mountains. The God king used the dismembered body of a giant to create a colorful Earth that flourished with plants. Odin, the God king, then created man and woman. [...]
[...] Cosmic creation myths across cultures Cosmic Creation Myths Across Cultures How the Earth, plants, and creatures came to be is highly dependent on who is being asked. Across cultures spanning the entire globe is a vast collection of tales all depicting a very different story of the creation of Earth and of its inhabitants. Norse Myth of Creation According to Norse Mythology, what is referred to as the planet Earth was once Ginnungagap. Ginnungagap is the Great Emptiness. South of Gunnunugagp was the firey realm of Muspell. [...]
[...] Ka-ro-ra dreamt of more sons to aide in the hunt for Bandicoots. Each morning Ka-ro-ra would wake with twice as many sons as the night before. During the day light hours Ka-ro-ra and his army of sons would hunt, cook, and eat Bandicoots. Il-ba-lint-ja soon ran out of Bandicoots. Ka-ro-ra sent is sons on missions to seek further into the land of Il-ba-lint-ja. Alas the sons returned empty-handed and hungry. One morning the sons heard an unknown noise and saw a darkened figure to which they believed it to be the long sought for Bandicoot; the obedient sons attacked the figure. [...]
[...] Ask and Embla went on to create the entire human race. The human population was to look after the middle world while the Gods went to their Heavenly realm, Asgard. Although the Gods and the humans were pleased with Midgard, Ymir's sisters sought out revenge on the Gods as they still mourned for their brother. Ymir's two sisters went to the site of the Great Tree and craved lines in it. The lines were humans that the sisters filled with twists and turns that began at birth and ended at death. [...]
[...] Ymir was a cruel and wicked giant. The God's were very displeased with Ymir and so they killed him and recycled his body to create the Earth. Ymir's blood became the sea, his flesh became the land, his bones became the mountains, his hair became the trees, and his skull became the sky. The God king, Odin, took sparks of from the depths of Muspell and placed them in the sky to create the sun and the moon. The sun's rays melted the ice and plants began to flourish. [...]
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