Latter parallels that of Timaeus. This division is consistent with the different emphasis of each of the Eaddas, the Elder Edda dealing more with a celestial battle, the Younger Edda dealing more with the effect of the catastrophe of the Earth.

Reminiscent of Timaeus, the Younger Edda legend tells of an ancient Swedish king named Gylfe, who journeys to Asgard, where he assumes the name Ganglere (the wanderer). There he beholds a land of temples, golden palaces, and plowed fields populated by a mighty and noble race called the Asas. Just as the Egyptian priests relate to the Solon, king of Athens, the tale of Atlantis and of the great flood that befell his ancestors, the Asas tell Ganglere the tale of Ragnarok. Asas comes form the Norse word Aas, which means a “ridge of high land”. Hence the Asas, like the Atlanteans, would appear to be a fictitious race that once dwelt high up on the ice sheet’s glistening, paradise of ice.

From Earth Under Fire by Paul LaViolette

Golden Age Project Comment
The high ridge of land to which Paul Laviolette refers, in the light of up to date geological evidence, refers to the sections of the Mid-Atlantic ridge which were above sea level in folk memory, and not the inhospitable polar icecap.

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