Norse Mythology

By: Paige Liland, Erin Eldridge, and Shaiza Pasha

What is 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 Elements of Nordic Mytholgy

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.

Creatures found in The Hobbit and Norse mythology

Norse influences on The Hobbit

Common relations between The Hobbit and mythology:


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. The runes also look suspiciously like the ones found in Nordic mythology.

Famous God: Odin the All-Father

Odin or the famous Norse god was the king of Æsir. Also he was the god of war, death, sky, and a god of wisdom and poetry. As you can tell he was a god of many different aspects, and he was also associated with magic. Lastly, he was the All-Father of all of the other Nordic god.

Fun Facts

  • This religion never had a true name

  • Norse mythology was for the heathen Germanic peoples what the stories in the Bible are to Christians and what the doctrines of evolution and historical progress are to modern science and secular society: grand narratives that give life meaning and that help people to make sense of the world.