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Ymir

In Norse mythology, Aurgelmir, Brimir, or Bláinn is the ancestor of all jötnar. Ymir is attested in the Poetic Edda, compiled in the 13th century from earlier traditional material, in the Prose Edda, written by Snorri Sturluson in the 13th century, in the poetry of skalds. Taken together, several stanzas from four poems collected in the Poetic Edda refer to Ymir as a primeval being, born from venom that dripped from the icy rivers Élivágar and lived in the grassless void of Ginnungagap. Ymir birthed a male and female from the pits of his arms, his legs together begat a six-headed being; the gods Odin, Vili and Vé fashioned the Earth from his flesh, from his blood the ocean, from his bones the mountains, from his hair the trees, from his brains the clouds, from his skull the heavens, from his eyebrows the middle realm in which mankind lives, Midgard. In addition, one stanza relates that the dwarfs were given life by the gods from Ymir's flesh and blood. In the Prose Edda, a narrative is provided that draws from, adds to, differs from the accounts in the Poetic Edda.

According to the Prose Edda, after Ymir was formed from the elemental drops, so too was Auðumbla, a primeval cow, whose milk Ymir fed from. The Prose Edda states that three gods killed Ymir. Scholars have debated as to what extent Snorri's account of Ymir is an attempt to synthesize a coherent narrative for the purpose of the Prose Edda and to what extent Snorri drew from traditional material outside of the corpus that he cites. By way of historical linguistics and comparative mythology, scholars have linked Ymir to Tuisto, the Proto-Germanic being attested by Tacitus in his 1st century AD work Germania and have identified Ymir as an echo of a primordial being reconstructed in Proto-Indo-European mythology. Ymir is mentioned in four poems in the Poetic Edda. In Völuspá, in which an undead völva imparts knowledge in the god Odin, references are twice made to Ymir. In the first instance, the third stanza of the poem, Ymir is mentioned by name: In the above translations the name of the location Ginnungagap is translated as "chaotic chasm" and "yawning gap".

In the poem, a few other references are made to Ymir as Brimir and Bláinn: In this stanza Thorpe has treated Brimir and Blain as common nouns. Brimir and Blain are held to be proper names that refer to Ymir, as in Bellows's translation. In the poem Vafþrúðnismál, the god Odin engages the wise jötunn Vafþrúðnir in a game of wits. Odin asks Vafþrúðnir to tell him, if Vafþrúðnir's knowledge is sufficient, the answer to a variety of questions. In the first of which that refers to Ymir, Odin asks from where first came the sky; the jötunn responds with a creation account involving Ymir: As the verbal battle continues, a few more exchanges directly refer to or may allude to Ymir. Odin asks what ancient jötun is the eldest of "Ymir's kin", Vafþrúðnir responds that long, long ago it was Bergelmir, Þrúðgelmir's son and Aurgelmir's grandson. In the next stanza Odin asks where Aurgelmir came from so long ago, to which Vafþrúðnir responds that venom dropped from Élivágar, that these drops grew until they became a jötunn, from this being descends the jötnar.

Odin asks how this being begat children, as he did not know the company of a female jötunn, to which Vafþrúðnir responds that from beneath the ancient jötunn's armpits together a girl and a boy grew, his feet together produced a six-headed jötunn. In the poem Grímnismál, the god Odin imparts in the young Agnarr cosmological knowledge. In one stanza, Odin mentions Ymir as he recalls the fashioning of the world from his body: In a stanza of Völuspá hin skamma, Ymir receives one more mention. According to the stanza, völvas are descended from Viðòlfr, all seers from Vilmeiðr, all charm-workers from Svarthöfði, all jötnar descend from Ymir. Ymir is mentioned in two books of the Prose Edda. Ymir is first mentioned in chapter 5 of the prior, in which High, Just-As-High, Third tell Gangleri about how all things came to be; the trio explain that the first world to exist was Muspell, a glowing, fiery southern region consisting of flames, uninhabitable by non-natives. After "many ages" Niflheimr was made, within it lies a spring, from which flows eleven rivers.

Gangleri asks the three. High continues that these icy rivers, which are called Élivágar, ran so far from their spring source that the poisonous matter that flows with them became hard "like the clinker that comes from a furnace"—it turned to ice, and so, when this ice came to a halt and stopped flowing, the vapor that rose up from the poison went in the same direction and froze to rime. This rime increased, layer upon layer, across Ginnungagap. Just-As-High adds that the northern part of Ginnungagap was heavy with ice and rime, vapor and blowing came inward from this, yet the southern part of Ginunngagap was clear on account of the sparks and molten flecks flying from Muspell. Third assesses that "just as from Niflheim there was coldness and all things grim, so what was facing close to Muspell was hot and bright, but Ginunngagap was as mild as a windless sky". Third adds that when the rime and hot air met, it thawed and dripped, the liquid intensely dropped; this liquid fell into the shape of a man, so he was named Ymir and known among the jötnar as Aurgelmir, all

Teenage Dirtbag (film)

Teenage Dirtbag is a 2009 drama film written and directed by Regina Crosby and starring Scott Michael Foster and Noa Hegesh. The film is distributed by Lightyear Entertainment. At a local IGA store, a pregnant woman is shocked to learn from an old classmate that a boy she once knew named Thayer died in a river recently; when going back to her car, the woman has a flashback of her time in high school. The woman is Amber Lange, once a popular cheerleader in high school. Thayer Mangeres is a classmate. In class, they are dissecting a fetal pig; when it's time to clean up, Thayer asks people around their table how much they will bet him if he drinks the juice from the fetus. As everyone is putting their money on the table, Amber looks disgusted. Thayer tells everybody to keep their money, implying that he won't drink it, but he says he will for free. After the bet, Thayer asks, she tells him. Since that day, he's harassed her; the next year they are put in Creative Writing and Study Hall together, which class Thayer skips to get high with his friend.

For the next couple of days, it's hard for Thayer to get along. At a party that night, he eats fish. Angry, Amber continually pushes Thayer and asks him why he is such a weird. Thayer continues to harass Amber in class. Tabitha and Thayer form a friendship, knowing that he does not like Amber and bullies her, she does the same. By the soda machine, Thayer flirts with Tabitha, unbeknownst to Tabitha that he is doing this to make Amber jealous; when Amber walks away peeved, he stops wanting Amber's attention all along. After school, Thayer walks home, he walks in and his father shouts angrily that he got a call from the school about his actions and does not want another call from them. Thayer is frightened by his dad, his father calls in Thayer's brother Dooley, who physically abuses him, to hold him down while his dad whips him. On the same night, Amber walks into her home. Back in Creative Writing, Thayer starts to show his emotions in his poems, Amber realizes this because she feels the same way.

Thayer begins a friendship with Amber by asking her questions by writing in his notebook. As their friendship progresses, so do Thayer's feelings. Thayer begins to fall in love with Amber the more they talk. During class, Thayer sends Amber signals in his poems; as Amber hears these poems in class, she knows. She's not sure if she feels the same about him because of their different social groups, although she has strange dreams of kissing him. Thayer and Amber's lives and homes are different though they are both experiencing trouble. Thayer is struggling at home with his family, his dad beats him and his drunk brother does the same, but he and his sister Jeannie are compassionate toward each other. Amber is alone when her parents are gone. At a sandbar one night, Amber has sex with a school friend. Feeling betrayed, Thayer writes another poem about Amber, he harasses her verbally. When the teacher realizes that he's insulting one of the students, he takes Thayer outside. Tabitha accuses Amber of being jealous of her and Thayer's "relationship."

Amber, ticked off, throws it onto Tabitha's desk. After looking at a few pages, Tabitha runs out of the classroom. Everyone rushes to see the notebook, her life turns back to normal. One day in the hallway and Amber accidentally meet up. Thayer begins to yell at her, questions why she gave away their notebook. After being nose to nose Thayer walks away without an answer from her. Amber screams telling him she hate him. Thayer still has feelings for Amber, so after Tabitha mischievously attempts to spill purple nail polish in Amber's book bag, he grabs her wrist. After eating four brown tablets which Thayer tells Amber are drugs, which she doesn't believe, Thayer convulses and has a seizure on the floor; the whole class has to leave the room and Amber watches through the window as Thayer becomes unconscious. After the overdose, Thayer never returns to school. Amber's world returns to normal. Years while shopping, Amber meets Thayer again and is surprised to learn that he has joined the Mormon faith because he had been so rebellious in school.

The scene switches back to the present. Amber is at home calling up old schoolmates trying to find out how Thayer died. No one is sure how Thayer died, but Amber finds out that his father and brother died suspiciously, no one seems to know where his sister is; the scene changes again to another old memory. Amber meets Thayer again at the beach, she questions him about his Mormon mission and he informs her that he left early, to which she replies, "you don't look Mormon." Thayer evades her questions by changing the subject. Amber informs him that she is getting married. Amber debates with him a little bit telling him that she would know that he wasn't dead, to which he smirks and tell the opposite and walks off; the scene switches back to the present and to another memory when Thayer follows Amber into the bathroom of a movie theatre the same day of the beach meeting. He argues with her, trying to get her to admit her feelings, but she denies it and pretends that she doesn't know what he's talking about.

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Quintet '80

Quintet'80 is an album by American musician David Grisman, released in 1980. "Dawgma" "Bow Wow" "Barkley's Bug" "Sea of Cortez" "Naima" "Mugavero" "Dawgmatism" "Thailand" David Grisman – mandolin Mark O'Connorguitar Darol Angerviolin, violectra, violin arrangement of "Sea of Cortez" Rob Wassermanbass Mike Marshall – guitar, violinwith Joan Jeanrenaud – celloProduction notes: David Grisman - producer, arranger Bill Wolf - engineer, mixing Greg Fulginiti - mastering Suzanne Phister - art direction, design Richard Escasany - art direction, design Grateful Dead Family Discography