In creation mythology, the Norse god Ve is crucial. Together with his brothers Odin and Vili, he slays the primeval being Ymir, thus ending the rule of giants. The triad of brothers creates heaven and earth from the body of Ymir.
The earth newly formed, Ve and his brothers come upon two trees while walking along a beach. From their wood, they create the first humans, Ask and Embla. Each brother gives the couple different qualities. From Ve, the couple receives their physical appearance and the ability to speak, hear and see.