Spine Creature in Attack on Titan Explained: What is the origin of the Attack on Titan spine creature, aka Source of All Living Matter(Yukibutsu no Kigen)? and Is Attack on Titan Based on Norse Mythology?
Spine Creature in Attack on Titan Explained: What is the origin of the Attack on Titan spine creature, aka Source of All Living Matter(Yukibutsu no Kigen)? and Is Attack on Titan Based on Norse Mythology? (Image Credit: Funimation)

Spine Creature in Attack on Titan Explained: What is the origin of the Attack on Titan spine creature, aka Source of All Living Matter(Yukibutsu no Kigen)? and Is Attack on Titan Based on Norse Mythology?

Last Updated on September 4, 2022 by Joydeep Ghosh

Attack on Titan has been the best Anime of this decade.

It is a combination of pain, sorrow, action, adventure, suspense, and thrill.

The amazing plot will make you fall in love with it. 

Eren Yeager, the main protagonist, changes from an innocent boy to a ruthless killer determined to kill all of humanity that exists in the world other than Paradise Island.

This all happened after the Titans infiltrated Paradise Island and killed Eren’s mother. 

He received the powers of the Founding Titan from his father and was transformed into a Titan.

Eren’s power was not realised until many years later.

He was forced into a deadly situation where he almost died.

His determination to save his friends and hatred towards the titans triggered his ability to transform into the Founding Titan.

It is believed that the Founding Titan is the first Titan to come into existence. 

One of the most important questions the fans have is what is the spine creature in Attack on Titan? What is the name of the Spine Creature? 

How did the spine creature come into existence, AKA Source of All Living Matter? 

If you are looking for an answer to that question, you have managed to land on the right page. This article will explain everything in detail. 

Spine Creature in Attack on Titan Explained: What is the origin of the Attack on Titan spine creature, aka Source of All Living Matter(Yukibutsu no Kigen)? and Is Attack on Titan Based on Norse Mythology?
Spine Creature in Attack on Titan Explained: What is the origin of the Attack on Titan spine creature, aka Source of All Living Matter(Yukibutsu no Kigen)? and Is Attack on Titan Based on Norse Mythology? (Image Credit: Funimation)

What is the spine creature in Attack on Titan? What is the name of the Spine Creature?

The Spine Creature in Attack on Titan is known as The Source of all living matter, aka the shining centipede. 

The Spine Creature was why Ymir got the powers of The Founding Titan. 

It is believed that the shining centipede is the source of all living matters in Attack on Titan. 

When Ymir was chased by Eldian soldiers when she stumbled into a mysterious tree trunk. To her surprise, the trunk was too spacious inside.

Ymir found herself sinking inside an unknown and mysterious liquid. But she was not drowning in it. 

Then a mysterious shining creature resembling a centipede swam towards Ymir and attached its tentacles to Ymir’s spine.

And this mystical creature fusing with Ymir gave her the powers of a Titan. 

She became the first Titan to exist and came to be known as the Founding Titan.

The Shining Centipede (The Source of All Living Matter) gave Ymir the powers of a Titan and supernatural abilities. 

As soon as the Eldian King knew of her, he summoned her and used her.

He acquired all nearby nations using Ymir’s Titan powers and ruled over the great Eldian Empire. 

Thus the Shining Centipide gave rise to what we know today as the Titans.

Ymir Fritz in Attack on Titan
Ymir Fritz in Attack on Titan (Image Credit: Funimation)

What is the origin of the Attack on Titan spine creature, aka Source of All Living Matter(Yukibutsu no Kigen)? Is Attack on Titan Based on Norse Mythology? 

As of now, this is still a mystery for AOT fans. The tree Ymir stumbled upon was called Yggdrasil. 

It is believed that Attack on Titan draws a lot of inspiration from Norse mythology, and Ymir directly refers to the very first Norse giant. 

The Yggdrasil tree is connected to the nine worlds in Norse mythology; hence, the nine titans were created when Ymir died, and her powers were passed on. 

When Ymir fell deep inside the Yggdrasil, the titan spinal fluid and Titan shining centipede born of the world tree, she became the first Founding Titan. 

The first creature to exist in Norse mythology was known as Aurgelmir, also known as (Ymir) so it is evident that Ymir in Attack On Titan also resembles the first Norse creature, and her death was vital as it caused the creation of the universe in Norse mythology or the creation of the story in our case.

So that’s the explanation we have for the existence of the Attack on Titan spine creature, aka Source of All Living Matter(Yukibutsu no Kigen). 

What do you think about the existence of the Source of All Living Matter? and Is Attack on Titan really based on Norse Mythology? Well, let us know in the comments below. 

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