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From Voluspa:

Ár var alda
þar er Ymir bygði
vara sandr né sær
né svalar unnir,
jord fannsk æva
né upphiminn,
gap var ginnunga
en gras hvergi

Early ages
there that Ymir settled,
was not sand nor sea
nor sea-waves chilling,
earth was never
nor up-heaven,
Ginnung-Gap was then
but grass nowhere.