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Fiction[edit]

Perhaps a discussion of Ymir in fiction deserves merit?

Remeber, Atali from the Conan series is Ymir's daughter. SSOC#141 establishes that Ymir defeated a group of vampires.

İn a pc game(disciples) the name of ymir is used as a very strong warrior giant of dwarf clans.

Ymir cameoed in Wonder Woman#276 or so.

Aside from that, he appeared in a 1980's Spider-Man cartoon and his daughter Atali showed up in Conan the Adventurer.

The assertion that "Ymir" is cognate to "Yama" is baseless. To be removed. RandomCritic 04:57, 4 May 2006 (UTC)

Ymir isd a thor (comics villian... —Preceding unsigned comment added by 4.239.114.119 (talk) 21:38, 23 January 2008 (UTC)
That comment's a chuckle, and nothing more: an allusion to "Yngvi is a louse!". --Thnidu (talk) 18:09, 23 February 2009 (UTC)

Fiction[edit]

this is incorrect. i just randomly came across this but making asgård out of his eyebrows? they used his eybrows as walls to protect midgård which was what they created btw, the universe was already there. its not like they planted ygdrasil... — Preceding unsigned comment added by 80.216.11.45 (talk) 04:27, 29 May 2011 (UTC)

In popular culture[edit]

The name Ymir appears in Tales of Symphonia (game) as a tree bearing a special fruit. The game references a lot of Norse mythology, could the name of the tree also be a reference?Jon Fawkes 03:55, 23 March 2007 (UTC)

Ymir is also one of Saturn's newer moons. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jgills240 (talkcontribs) 14:54, 14 September 2007 (UTC)

Purusha[edit]

The story of Purusha, as described in Rigveda, 10:90 (Mandala 10, hymn 90), is really very similiar -- for me, it's another example of common Indo-European heritage. Should it be quoted here? Greetings, Critto (talk) 00:43, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

Etymology[edit]

While etymologies are great, it would be prudent to mention the meaning the speakers of Old Norse/Icelandic ascribed to the name Ymir, ie. "Noisemaker". —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.69.115.211 (talk) 16:12, 17 December 2010 (UTC)