The Norse Myths Quotes.

1. "Lif and Lifthrasir will have children. Their children will have children. There will be life and new life, life everywhere on earth. That was the end; and this is the beginning."
- Kevin Crossley-Holland, The Norse Myths

2. "The three sons of Bor had no liking for Ymir... At last they attacked Ymir and killed him. His wounds were like springs; so much blood streamed from them and so fast, that the flood drowned all the frost giants except Bergelmir and his wife. They embarked in their boat and rode out on a tide of gore"
- Kevin Crossley-Holland, The Norse Myths

3. "A culture finds the gods it needs."
- Kevin Crossley-Holland, The Norse Myths

4. "In the beginning was the word, and primitive societies venerated poets second only to their leaders. A poet had the power to name and so to control; he was, literally, the living memory of a group or tribe who would perpetuate their history in song; his inspiration was god given and he was in effect a medium."
- Kevin Crossley-Holland, The Norse Myths

5. "Ymir was a frost giant; he was evil from the first. While he slept, he began to sweat. A man and woman grew out of the ooze under his left armpit, and one of his legs fathered a son on the other leg."
- Kevin Crossley-Holland, The Norse Myths

6. "The rivers that sprang from Hvergelmir streamed into the void. The yeasty venom in them thickened and congealed like slag, and the rivers turned into ice."
- Kevin Crossley-Holland, The Norse Myths

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