Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Audhum’la [the nourishing power],

E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Audhum’la [the nourishing power],
in Scandinavian mythology, is the cow created by Surt to nourish Ymir. She supplied him with four rivers of milk, and was herself nourished by licking the rocks. (See YMIR.)   1
   Bör, the first man, was made by Audhumla licking salt from the snow. Odin was the son of Bör.   2
        The breath of Audhumla was very sweet, but her milk was bitter.



Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2015 · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors · World Lit.