002 PRIMAL BEINGS
The first living creature which quickened in the Primal Void was the cow Audhumla.
She licked out of the primal rime-rocks the
ancestor of the Gods, Buri, and by the four rivers of milk, which
streamed forth from her
udder she nourished the primeval chaos Giant Ymir, who was formed out of the elements.
From Ymir's limbs came the clan of the
Giants: from his left armpit came that clan of Giants which is friendly
to the Gods, among
them Mimir, his sister Beisla, and the Norns.
Ymir's two feet begat on each other the monstrous clan of misshapen Hrimthursar ((Rime-thurses)Frost-Giants).