Ymir the-frost-giant ... the first of the beings before the great
Norse ruling-god Odin came to life ... was dead ... killed by Odin
himself. Ymir's flesh was rotting. A stench too evil to bear
emanated from the rotting flesh ... as did dark, vile, repulsive,
fetid creatures imbued with life.
The gods (the Aesir) looked upon these foul malevolent living
things wriggling in the dark and recognized that no matter how
repulsive they were ... they never-the-less had life. And so the
Aesir--out of an obligation they felt to help life--gave these
beasts forms befitting their nature. They of an evil greedy nature
took on a hunched over and gnarled appearance. They were strong.
They could survive where others could not. In Viking lore they were
Because of what they were they were banished to a deep subterranean
world called Svartalfheim. Destined never to see light of day lest a
ray of sun hit their flesh and turn them into stone ... they toil to
this day ... digging through the earth and uncovering gems and
precious metals and transforming them into magical objects equally
desired by men and gods.
They were the forerunners of today's jewelers folks. There isn't a
craftsman alive today that can match their workmanship. No jeweler
can equal their repouss=E9 work. No setter can mount a stone equal to
their magical prowess. No manufacturer can imbue magic into their
bejeweled creations as did the dwarves of Svartalfheim.
I have an amulet in the shape of Thor's Hammer ... that magical
weapon that gave the great god a prowess unheralded by the others.
Does the amulet have the same powers as Thor's hammer did? I knoweth
not. Is it made of gold or other precious metals? I knoweth not that
either. Lest there are those of you out there who now think I
knoweth not too much ... let me remind you that I darn well knoweth
where the picture of the amulet ith ... and it ith within my power
to show it to you or not. However ... show it to you I will.
For those of you who are new to this thing called Tidbits...may I
direct you to my home page at www.tyler-adam.com
where you will
scroll down the left side menu till you get to the area that says
Tidbits Graphics ... and then click on the link that says: Amulet
... where you will see a graphic of an amulet in the shape of
And there ya have it. That's it for this week folks. Catch you all
next week. Benjamin Mark
TYLER-ADAM CORP.--Jewelry Manufacturers
Tel -- 1-800-20-TYLER