Then said Gangleri: Where dwelt Ymir, or wherein did he find sustenance? Hárr answered: Straightway after the rime dripped, there sprang from it the cow called Audumla; four streams of milk ran from her udders, and she nourished Ymir. Then asked Gangleri: Wherewithal was the cow nourished? And Hárr made answer:
She licked the ice-blocks, which were salty; and the first day that she licked the blocks, there came forth from the blocks in the evening a mans hair; the second day, a mans head; the third day the whole man was there.
The primordial mother, the first nourisher: four streams of milk, white honey, frankincense, motherwort, and angelica root.