From Ymir's flesh the earth was formed, and from his bones the hills, the heaven from the skull of that ice-cold giant, and from his blood the sea.
Muin also provides the oral calendar from which the timing of Mi'kmaq celebrations and activities could be calculated. Muin's position in the sky determines when hunting is forbidden: in spring, as she emerges from her den, hunting is not allowed as it is the time of breeding and young being born. As Muin moves along the horizon during summer it is understood that the time has come to pick berries or to swim in the local lakes with no risk to the new life (e.g., baby fish) within the waters. As Muin rises on her hind legs in the fall, it is time to hunt and gather provisions for the winter.
OK, that sounds just as good & I like bears, so I'm switching.