Eve or Embla was made of elm, but Ask or Adam was made of ash.
They gave them clothes and names; the man they called Ask, and the woman Embla.
From looking like trees Ask and Embla got the appearance which before them none but the gods had assumed.
Some time has elapsed between the creation of Ask and Embla, and Heimdal's coming among men.
They found on earth, nearly powerless, Ask and Embla, void of destiny.