Some say that the world was formed from the body of the dying Ishar,
and that his bones became the mountains and his blood ran from his
chest til it collected as the sea. His flowing hair matted into the
fields we till and his skin mouldered and fell away as soil.
From his sinews and organs sprang the races of dwarves, elves, men, gnomes
and all manner of creatures and plants. And from his heart sprang the very