Wolf Tamer is ready to bring you a new blog post.
This time I'm going to talk about Ymir.
1) Who is Ymir?
- Ice wizards and wizardesses (yes I don't call them witches, and neither should you!) Have met this Frost giant before. He appears at the quest Horn of winter. I believe this is the quests that awards you with your own little Ice collosus!
- Later in the game, in the area of Wintertusk you encounter him again, at the end of nastrond.
This made me curious if he was related to some real life lore. And when I'm curious I HAVE to find out more about the subject.
2) Ymir related to norse mythology.
- Ymir (wich means: twin) also known as 'Aurgelmir' (which means gravel-yeller in old norse) is the founder of the race of Frost Giants.
- The oldest off all beings arose from melting of the ancient Glacial in the icy Elivàgar, because of his old age he is also known as 'The wise'
3) Ymir shaping the world.
- In the following translated poem you find the Norse account of the creation of the present: