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Also known as ASKR

A picture showing the legend of ASK taken from our Norse mythology archives. Illustration by Chas Saunders. Read the story below or search the index for more Norse Gods, Norse Goddesses, heroes, demons and monsters!

The first couple, made from dead trees

ASK and EMBLA were two uprooted trees lying on a seashore. ASK was an ash and EMBLA was an elm.

Along came ODIN, VILI and VE, sauntering around on an inspection tour and checking up on the world they'd recently created.

"Hey," said ODIN, "look at these, we could make them into moving thingies."

"What, like us?" asked VILI.

"Vaguely similar," said ODIN. "Anyway I'm going to bring them back to a life without roots."

"In that case," said VILI, "I will give them the ability to think, and be emotional."

"Well," said VE, "I'll chip in with motion, sight and hearing." And it was done. The two trees walked off hand in twig, the very first man and woman. (Yes, they were given sex as well). This is why we have family trees.

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Article last updated on 10 January 2013
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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Name : ASK
Location : Scandinavia
Gender : Male
Type : Legendary Mortal
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : ASKR
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