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Norse mythology

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Trolls and gnomes

Started by Salt Dragon May 17. 0 Replies

I've been reading Swedish folk tales to my son and realizing how much they are based on Norse mythology and how strongly these themes run through the culture.  Some are pretty gruesome, like children…Continue

Mythology for kids?

Started by Salt Dragon. Last reply by Regular Joe Jan 15. 6 Replies

As the son of Swedish immigrants, this stuff is close to my heart but yet mostly unfamiliar as I grew up in an evangelical church that was against all forms of heathenry.  However, they resonate…Continue

Favorite Myth/Story

Started by Ray Crego. Last reply by Sir Edmund Jul 29, 2014. 13 Replies

One of my favorites is when Thor goes fishing with Hymir and all but catches Jörmungandr before Hymir gets scared ans cuts the line. Another great one is when Thor has to get his hammer Mjolnir back…Continue

The Thor Movie

Started by Curt Bolding. Last reply by Sir Edmund Jun 24, 2014. 3 Replies

May 6 is the release of "Thor," based on the Marvel Comics character. Reading Thor comics when I was a kid was what got me interested in Norse Mythology in the first place.  With all the movies that…Continue

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Comment by Charles Neill on August 1, 2014 at 6:40pm

one of my favorites from the Edda -

'Brothers will battle to bloody end,

and sister's sons their sib betray,

woe's in the worlk, much wantonness;

[axe-age, sword-age- sundered are shields -

wind-age, wolf-age, ere the world crumbles;]

will the spear of no man spare the other.

Comment by Charles Neill on July 29, 2014 at 11:13pm

Considering my maternal great grandmother was from Oslo, and my paternal great grandfather was a Lapp, my heritage was with me from before I could walk. I grew up listening to the stories in the old oral tradition (in English though). I would like to be able to trace my family back as far as it can go, and also investigate the Scot in the woodpile,  as my mother's mother was born a Hunter.

Comment by Dal on August 9, 2013 at 3:11pm
Hey men. Thoughts about differences between Norse myths and Greco/roman myths?
Comment by Garren Bellew on June 21, 2012 at 5:46pm

I act follow the belives

Comment by Luke A Sorensen on February 20, 2011 at 9:02pm

T-train I agree.  The emphasis Norse culture placed on courage and bravery is one of my favourite things about it.  An interesting site on norse culture is   www.hurstwic.org 

very interesting articles.

Comment by t-train on February 18, 2011 at 1:56pm
Something interesting about Norse mythology and religion is the importnce it placed on courage, even when faced with certain death.  This is because they had no belief in an eternal afterlife-even Valhalla is destroyed in Ragnorak.  Thus, the way to "live on" immortally was to display great courage, and that act of courage would live on in peoples' memory.  Look at Beowulf.  Even though an old man, and not having a chance of defeating the dragon, he still goes to fight it.  And his tale lives on today.  Edith Hamilton, in her book Mythology, has a small section at the end dealing with Norse mythology.
Comment by Dave Santuomo on February 16, 2011 at 1:38pm
 

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