Creation of Man

One day Odin, Hoenir, and Loki were walking along in Midgard and they came across two trees. One of the trees was and ash and the other was an elm. These trees were shaped in such a way that they looked like a human form. These three gods further shaped them into humans by carving them. Then each of the three gods gave them gifts. Odin gave them souls, Hoenir gave them the ability to move and he gave them their senses, and Loki gave them blood and their complexions. These two humans went off the populate the entire world. The gods left them rule themselves and sometimes intervened in their affairs either helping those who were good or punishing those who were malicious.

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