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In Norse mythology there are 9 worlds that are divided among three levels:
•Asgard (Aesir, the land of the gods),
•Muspelheim (fire, a bright, flaming, hot world in the southern region), and
•Niflheim (the dead, the lowest level)
all held together by the world tree, Ygdrasil. But the nine worlds and Ygdrasil were not there in the beginning. .Source
Genesis in norse mythology
Ginnungagab was the name of the great void in the middle of the world between Niflheim in the north and Muspelheim in the south - the barren emptiness, no ocean, no beach, neither sky or earth, for grass to grow. The void was situated between Niflheim's icy glaciers and Muspelheims scorching fire. But as the glaciers gradually pushed forwards, towards the the empty void, they met the warmth, the flames and the sparks from Muspelheim, and the ice became frost, the frost became steam, and in the windless Ginnungagab the steam became drops and the water drops got life, and first they became the giant (Danish: jætten) Ymer and then the cow Audhumbla.
From the utter of Audhumbla ran four rivers with milk, which Ymer drank and got nutrition from; while he was sleeping a man and a woman grew from his sweaty armpits, and his left foot had a son with his right foot. The troll-people, called Rimturser (danish) descend from them.
Audhumbla licked the salty stone, and the first night the hair of a man appeared on the stone, the second night his head and the third day the whole man: big, strong and beautiful. His name was Bure and he became the father of Bur. Bur married Bestla, daughter of the giant Boltorn; their sons are Odin, Vile and Ve.
They killed Ymer, and all the rimtursers drowned in his blood, except Bergelmer and his wife; all the later generations of rimturser descend from these two.
The sons of Bur brought the dead Ymer out in the middle of the empty Ginnungagab and created the earth from his body: The flesh became the mainland, his blood the ocean, the lakes and rivers. They made the rocks from his bones, and all the loose stones, big and small was made from his teeth and loose stumps of bones. His skull became the firmament and they placed the dwarves Østre (Eastern), Vestre (Western), Nordre (Northern) and Søndre (Southern) so that they could hold it in place, one in each corner. From his brain, they made the heavy clouds.
From Muspelheim, still there came a lot of sparks that flew around; the gods used those to create all the stars, the planets, the sun and the moon.
first they became the giant (Danish: jætten) Ymer and then the cow Audhumbla. From the utter of Audhumbla ran four rivers with milk, which Ymer drank and got nutrition from; while he was sleeping a man and a woman grew from his sweaty armpits, and his left foot had a son with his right foot.
"Uncountable winters before the earth was made,
then Bergelmir was born,
Thrudgelmir was his father,
and Aurgelmir his grandfather.
- Vafþrúðnismál (29)
They said that under the frost-giant's arms
a girl and boy grew together;
one foot with the other, of the wise giant,
begot a six-headed son.
- Vafþrúðnismál (33)
Ymir, had three children: one nameless son, one nameless daughter and one son with six heads - Þrúðgelmir.
Ymir's first son was a giant without name. He had a sister, giantess, and they became the parents of frost giants. Giant called Bolthorn was possibly their son, or maybe their grandson, but he must be their descendant.
This giant, alongside with his sister, was killed in the great flood of Ymir's blood after Odin killed Ymir.
The cow licked a stone or salty ice blocks. After one day of licking, she freed a man's hair from the ice. After two days, his head appeared. On the third day the whole man was there. His name was Buri, and he was tall, strong, and handsome.
Bor and Bestla had three sons: Odin was the first, Vili the second, and Vé the third.
It is believed that Odin, in association with his brothers, is the ruler of heaven and earth.
Odin, Vili, and Vé killed the giant Ymir.
When Ymir fell, there issued from his wounds such a flood of blood, that all the frost ogres were drowned, except for the giant Bergelmir who escaped with his wife by climbing onto a lur [a hollowed-out tree trunk that could serve either as a boat or a coffin]. From them spring the families of frost ogres.
To protect themselves from the hostile giants, the sons of Bor built for themselves an inland stonghold, using Ymir's eyebrows. This stonghold they named Midgard.
While walking along the sea shore the sons of Bor found two trees, and from them they created a man and a woman.
Odin gave the man and the woman spirit and life. Vili gave them understanding and the power of movement. Vé gave them clothing and names. The man was named Ask [Ash] and the woman Embla [Elm?]. From Ask and Embla have sprung the races of men who lived in Midgard.
1. For some unknown reason The God's also fear Ragnerok. Does this indicate that the "God's" live close to Earth and would be affected by a cosmic catastrophe?
2. They mention at the day of Ragnarok the sun is swallowed by the beast wolf Fenrir. A interpretation of that could be a alignment where something blocks the suns light to Earth, planetary alignment? Another interpretation could be sun is shut down (sinister evil alien scheme)?
3. Last but not least these stories give a hint on why human's was created. According to the vikings we are soldiers of the God's and will be called upon on the day of Ragnarok.
I'm not sure why Alien's would need our help.
Originally posted by Mimir
Could the Giants be a real undiscovered race.