Norse Mythology

By: Paige Liland, Erin Eldridge, Shaiza Pasha

Norse mythology is a collection of cultural or religious nordic myths that had flourished during the Viking Age from the North Germanic people originating from Norse heathen and ongoing after the Christianization of Scandinavia and into Scandinavian people today. The myths include heroic sagas, these describe the feats of the great human warriors and also their struggles. Thus some of the aspects of the Norse myths are very similar to the Greek beliefs and the Greek legends. Lastly the Norse myths are far more darker than the Greek's

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The Elements of Norse Mythology

Norse mythology along with a pantheon of Norse gods and the legends that are associated with Norse mythology. This myth includes heroic sagas, these describe the feats of the great human warriors and also their struggles. Thus, some of the aspects of the Nose myths are very similar to the Greek beliefs and the Greek legends. Lastly the Norse myths are far more darker than the Greek beliefs and their legends.

The All-Father of Norse Gods

Odin, a famous Norse god of sky, wisdom and poetry, and war and death, was the king of the Æsir as well as being the All-Father of all the Nordic Gods and is deeply affiliated with magic.

Norse Mythology influenced elements in The Hobbit

Many of the creatures in The Hobbit were taken from Norse mythology. Dwarves, elves, orcs, and dragons were in many Norse myths. As well, some characters were inspired by Norse gods. For instance, Gandalf was inspired by the All-Father god, Odin. The places the characters visit were modeled after Norse realms. Middle Earth was modeled after Midgard and Mordor after Helheim. Also, names found in The Hobbit sound like common Norse names and the runes look suspiciously like the ones found in Nordic mythology too.

literature that was influenced by Nordic mythology