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    The Creation of the Universe - Norse Mythology

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wV9h08JOcSY

    I absolutely love Norse "mythology", but this quite is a strange creation story.
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    I'm sure that a lot of it is metaphorical.

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    If Yggdrasil isn't holding up the Nine Worlds, what prevents Muspellheim and Niflheim from falling into the Ginnungagap? CHECKMATE!

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    Life is imminent in chaos, Ymir and Bury arose out of Niflheim because of the interaction with Muspelheim, both these worlds are alive! The worlds don't destroy each other because they like creation as it is and maintain the balance of creation because they want to. This is animism! It is the foundation of both Vril and Reiki, it is the lifeforce we all depend on.

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    I think a lot gets lost in translation to English, and it is more allegory. Fire and ice were considered to be masculine and feminine forces to the Norse, and the intermingling resulting in primitive animal gods (a cow and a bull) from which life sprang forth is the gist of it.

    My interpretation is that the sacrifice of Ymir was used to craft a "tree" which set boundaries by the gods so that life could exist within the center of it all. That Ymir was made a metaphysical tree, and humans were crafted from physical trees is also a metaphor for life being born of death. IE a sacrifice that results in human (among other) life forming.

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