In Norse mythology, Embla was the first woman to be created, the mother of the human race. The god Odin and his brothers made Embla, along with Ask, the first man, from two tree trunks found on the seashore.
Odin gave Embla and Ask the breath of life. Hoenir gave them the ability to speak and think, and Lothur gave them warmth and movement.
Embla and Ask were then given Midgard, the world of humans, as a place to live and call home.