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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.
 


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