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In Nordic mythology the oldest created living creature, which arose from meltwater from the ancient 'glacial ice' of the icy Elivágar (storm waves).
Philip Bews and Diane Gorvin

Chester /  Ymir   Chester /  Ymir


Stone scupture representing the Norse god Ymir.
See also its counterpart Surtr.

Information Sign

Celebrating Chester s link to the Viking?
Norse Gods

Chester Civic Trust donated 'Ymir' to Grosvenor Park's
'Garden for the Blind"
as a new sensory statue. Ymir represents the 'Ice Giant'
whose body was used to create the world by Odin
and his brothers in the ancient Norse legends.
Originally positioned near the rose garden, Ymir was later
relocated to this location as part of the Heritage
Lottery Fund park redesign.
The statues are designed to be opposites just like their
legendary counterparts.
Ymir has soft curves and is made from stone whilst
Surtr is harsher with angles,
mixed metal surfaces and an implacable visage
Planting is a mix of cool blues and hot reds.
Walk around this flower bed to see Ymir's rival-Surtr!
Sculptures by Diane Gorvin and Phil Bews



Locatie (N 53°11'24" - W 2°52'58") (Satellite view: Google Maps)

Item Code: gbnw143; Photograph: 25 June 2023
Of each statue we made photos from various angles and also detail photos of the various texts.
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© Website and photos: René & Peter van der Krogt

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