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Norse Creation Myth Photos

    Ymir Drinks Milk from the Primeval Cow
    Ymir’s early life is the subject of this painting by an 18th-century artist. [Painting by Nicolai Abraham Abilgård.]

    Slaying of Ymir
    Odin, Vili, and Vé slay Ymir in this drawing. [Illustration by Lorenz Frølich, late 1800s-early 1900s.]

    Creation of the World
    In this illustration, Odin and his brothers are creating the world from Ymir’s body. [Illustration by Lorenz Frølich, late 1800s-early 1900s.]

    Odin in a Manuscript
    Odin looks a little funny here, but even so, he still seems commanding. [Illustration from a 17th-century Icelandic manuscript.]

    Odin's Beard
    Check out Odin's Dumbledore-ish beard. [Illustration from 1893 Swedish version of the Poetic Edda.]

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