Norse mythology


Picture of the Norse legendary mortal Ask from our Norse mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Norse legendary mortal

Also known as Askr

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.

Ask Facts and Figures

Name: Ask
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Askr

Gender: Male
Type: legendary mortal
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Unknown at present
Area of expertise:

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
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Article last updated on 30 November 2017 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

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