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« Reply #4: October 03, 2010, 06:59:16 pm »

Gylfaginning also contains the following on the destruction of Ymir, “Of the blood which ran and welled forth freely from his wounds, they made the sea, when they had formed and made firm the earth together and laid the sea in a ring around her …”

A little later we have, “that is a wondrous piece of craftsmanship, and cunningly made. How was the earth contrived? And Harr answered: “She is ring-shaped without and round about her without lieth the deep sea …”

The references to earth as “her” and “she” and her being formed from Ymir’s remains strongly suggests to me that the earth is not Ymir, but instead that the female earth was formed from the remains of Ymir.

I hadn't read any of that, so I didn't realize that the earth was ever referred to in the feminine. Thanks for sharing that - very interesting.

The non-recon way I bring this together in my personal world view is that Odin, Vile & Ve formed the laws of the universe which shaped the “shapeless universe” (Ymir). That lead to the physical earth which through the union of Odin (the free and unbounded creative force that flows through the entire universe) and “Night” (void) became the divine and living earth (Jord). So I draw a distinction between the rock that is earth, and the living entity that is also earth.

Definitely useful! I really like your perspective. 

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