Samstag, 8. November 2008

Ice, cows and the creation of the world

A geologist – so the preconception- normally doesn’t deal with “things that are still alive”. But the actual (geosphere-) animals in the field meme shows that geologist, like Bryan, Life-long Scholar, Dinochick and Silver Fox appreciate the company and spotting of animals during fieldwork.
And even if some claims that cows want to take over the world (Geotripper), we have to accept that cows are in fact responsible (in part) for it’s beginning and live on earth (so the ancient vikings tell):

“In the beginning there was Ginnungagap – the nothing with no bottom. In the south it was confined by Muspelheim, the land of eternal burning fire, in the north laid Nebelheim, an eternally frozen, desolate land. Located in the center of Nebelheim there was a poisoned spring, feeding eleven poisoned rivers. In the eternal darkness and coldness of Nebelheim, the water immediately froze to ice, so that the ice could reach far up to the border of Ginnungagap. Even the poisoned vapour, emanating from the dead rivers, froze to icicles. No live could exist here.

In the heat from Muspelheim, no live could exist ether, it would burn immediately. But between these two hells, warm winds transported some sparks on the frozen water, and melted some ice.
The water flowed between the two lands, and was garnered in Ginnungagap.

From the ice emerged Audhumla (the "milk rich"), the cosmic cow. Finding nothing to grazing, because still grass wasn’t´ created, she began licking the salty ice. Licking the ice there emerged Ymir, the first giant – even if some tell that Ymir was there before Audhumla, but in this case he had to suffer famine, because only with the appearance of Audhumla he could finally drink some fresh milk.

But in every case, licking and licking for three days, from the ice emerged Buri – the first god. His son Bör wedded Bestla, the daughter of a giant, and from this relationship three sons were born: Odin, Vili and Ve. They finally killed the giant Ymir, and from his corpse they created the world, mountains, the sea, humankind, and grass, so that Audhumla and her descendants could finally graze."

1 Kommentar:

Silver Fox hat gesagt…

Quite a cow story - thanks for sharing it, as I've never heard that version of the creation of the world!