Short form Jule tale.
In the beginning, there were two regions: Muspellsheimr in the south, full of fire, light and heat; and Niflheimr in the north the land of ice. Between them was a chasm, where the sparks of light from the raging flames sometimes melted the ice and water flowed. From the ice came the an ice giant (a Jotnar) named Ymir and the great cow from whom the milk flowed in four great rivers. From his armpit came the first man and woman. From his legs came more Jotnar. The cow licked Buri out of the ice and Buri’s son Bor had three sons, Odin, Vili and Ve – the first High Gods (Aesir) who killed Ymir and made the realms from his body. There were in the realms of Middle Earth the Elves the Dwarves and the Humans. In the realms of the Heavens were the Aesir and the Vanir. Holding the nine worlds together is the world tree, Yggdrasil watered by the three wells. And thus began the world of the Kindred, the Ancestors, and the High Ones.
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