- Mar 17, 2014
This reminds me of the Old Norse creation story. There is nothing, just a void (Ginnungagap), between the lands of Fire and Ice (very George Martin). Then stuff happens; giants appear (giants before gods, interesting) and a massive cow emerges from a piece of ice. This giant cow (because reasons), called Audhumbla, licks a piece of ice and from it emerges the first of the old gods, the Aesir. Odinn is a descendant of these, I think. Anyway, giants and ice seem to figure in Northern European cosmology as well as at the opposite end of the earth.