The descendants of Ask and Embla led a dreary, culture-less life.
But one day a boat drifted towards their shores, and in the boat a little
boy slept, lying on a sheaf of corn, surrounded by all
manner of treasures and tools.
The boy was none other than Heimdall, sent by the Gods.
The humans accepted him gladly, and raised him.
He taught them to kindle the holy fire, instructed them in runic
wisdom, taught them workmanship and handicraft, organized their
society, and originated and stabilized the three classes of men.