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"Another Icelandic word translated as giant, titan is Jötun or Jötna, a masculine noun from the strong verb “eta,” meaning “to eat,” “to eat up.” Therefore the name Jötnar stands for the “gorging,” “devouring.” As long as this process gives name to them, it might be inferred that such endless devouring is provoked by an endless hunger that is shortage, deficiency, which cannot be satisfied. Eating is an act of appropriating, placing food or anything that sinks in the mouth into oneself, into a cramped chthonic womb. Jötnar are “cold-blooded” creatures, icy and suffering an endless hunger, shortage, deficit — according to their nature. But the question is: why is a Jötunn called hrímkalda, mildly-cold, non-frosty instead of hot, which would be natural if it comes to devouring things and hiding them in the womb? It is supposed to be hot where things are digested, being treated with heat and acids to be broken down. But Jötnar are hrímkalda, rime-giants. A constant hunger, essential indigence coupled with not hot but a cold womb, present a chthonic appropriative nature of these giants in Germanic myth. Their perception is the perception of devouring, even fire is perceived as merely the fastest and most ravenous devourer of all (see “The Ballad of Alvís”; the tale of Thor’s travel to Utgard in the Prose Edda book Gylfaginning, chapter 44). The Jötnar devour all things in existence without digesting, they only hide, appropriate to their wombs with no purpose of remaking, converting things into something new, they cannot help but shove everything into their buried rocky rime bosoms, they act only by operation of indigence. Translating the simple, as it seems, statement that Ymir was a rime giant, we tend to use a simple image, which our mind promptly offers of a gigantic creature with blue skin covered with hoarfrost and ice. But doing so, we miss the essential understanding of this mythological figure. In “The Prophecy of the Völva,” she states that the first entities to emerge from the Gaping Abyss were Jötnar, the devouring. But is it possible for them, as for any other figures and things, to emerge prior to their essence, and to become what they are, to become essential afterwards? Were this the case, certain entities would have emerged, which later, in the process of devouring, would have become “the devouring creatures,” Jötnar, therefore obtaining their essence. But the Völva is unambiguous: Ek man jötna — “Jötnar I remember” — that is, those-who-are-already-Jötnar. So the essence of “the devouring Titans” is not constant eating upon their emergence; by which they gain their name and nature, but the other way around: Jötnar emerge only because and when a devouring indigent essence present. A Jötunn is a Jötunn because he devours, or rather he is-as-the-devouring. He exists-in-devouring; in other words, the material incarnation of a Jötunn surges to meet its essence, which is “to-be-through-devouring.” So, hrímkalda jötun, the rime giant, is to be understood as “one who devours [things] in his poverty and conceals them in the rime-frosty entrails of the earth.” So, concealing of things is what the emergence of the “already-devouring” directly owes to. Ymir is the chief giant, or the first one, according to some sources. Slaying him, the Aesir create the world. It is described as re-naming his body parts: the bones become mountains; the skull becomes the heavens; the brain becomes the clouds, etc."