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  • Norse Mythology =
  • Northern Europe
    • Vikings – Norway, Finland, Sweden
    • Pre-Christianity – pagan, heathens,
    • Cold, harsh climate
    • Sea Culture
    • Pessimists / Fatalists
    • Wyrd - Fate
  • Muspelheim – land of fire Surt – giant guard Ginnungagap – dark void Niflheim – land of fog
  • Frost Giants
    • YMIR – wild, fierce, evil giant
    • Audhumla “Nourisher” – salt licking cow
  • First Norse Dieties
    • Buri
    • Bor
    • Bestla
      • Odin - oldest and greatest
      • Vili - brother
      • Ve - brother
    • Ash Tree  Man  Ask
    • Elm Tree  Woman  Embla
    First Humans
  • Yggdrasill – World Ash Tree
    • Connects all three worlds:
        • Asgard – home of gods
        • Midgard – land of man
        • Niflheim – land of ice
    Jotunheim – home of Jotun and giants Hel – home of the dead
  •  
  • Bifrost Bridge
    • Divine Bridge
    • Link between humans and gods
    • Rainbow
  • Æsir (Sky Gods) Vanir (Land/WaterGods)
    • Norns:
    • Fate Maidens
    • Urd – Past
    • Verdandi – Present
    • Skuld – Future
    • Sacred Springs
    • Urd – Asgard (gods)
    • Mimir – Jotunheim (giants)
      • Wisdom / Understanding
      • Odin sacrificed his eye
    • Hvergelmir – Niflheim
  • Odin: god of gods and humans
    • Domains:
      • wisdom, war, witchcraft and poetry
    • Shape-shifter; shaman
    • Knowledge – Urd’s well
    • Valhalla – Great Hall
    • Zeus and Jupiter
    • Óðinn
  • Odin’s Companions
    • The Valkries
      • O’s Daughters
      • “ Choosers of Slain”
      • Hero Selectors
    • Wolves
    • Crows
      • Hugin / Munin
      • Thought / Memory
    • Draupnir (ring)
    • Gungnir (spear)
    • Sleipnir (8-legged horse)
  • Frigg: Wife of Odin
    • Cloud spinner
    • The most powerful goddess
    • Domains: love, destiny and marriage
    • Hera and Juno
  • Thor: The Warrior Son
    • Strongest son of Odin
    • Domains: thunder, battle and fertility
    • Fierce temper
    • Mjollnir –hammer
    • Charioteer / goats
    • Þórr
  • Balder – Beloved Son
    • Son of Odin and Frigg
    • God of radiance, rebirth, justice and light
    • Beautiful
    • Killed by Loki
  • Njord
    • Domains: wind and sea
    • Patron of sailors
    • Poseidon and Neptune
  • Frey and Freya: god and goddess of fertility
    • Frøy: god of fertility, prosperity, sun and rain
    • Frøya: goddess of love, fertility, beauty, magic, war and death
    • Apollo
    • Aphrodite (Venus)
  • Idunn: O’s daughter-in-law
    • Goddess of youth
    • Keeper of the golden apples
    • (youth)
    • Iðunn
  • Loki
    • Son of Giants
    • Half blood god
      • mixed blood with Odin 
      • magic powers
    • Trickster
      • Cunning and deceitful
      • Many Disguises
    • Evil
    • Evil Children
  • Ragnarok Doomsday, Final Battle
    • Loki and his Children:
        • Fenrir – “The Wolf Destroyer”
        • World Serpent “ Jormungandr”
        • Hel – goddess of the dead
    • VS.
    • - The Gods of Asgard
    • - Humans
    • - Good will Fail
  • Works Cited
    • Maja. Sandra and Maryanne. ”Northern Europe: Norse Mythology.” PowerPoint. 15 November 2008.
    “ Ymir.” Photograph. 15 November 2008. www.geocities.com/avengersmicros/Ymir.gif ” Bifrost Bridge.” Painting. 15 November 2008. home.earthlink.net/.../art/Godsdescend.jpg ” World Serpent.” Strange Vehicles.15 November 2008. strangevehicles.greyfalcon.us/.../Ritter3.png Barnum , Joanna R. “The Norns.” Elfwood. 15 November 2008. http://elfwood.lysator.liu.se/loth/j/b/jbarnum/   Anna. “Valkry.” Photo of tattoo pattern. Custom Embroidery Patches. www.lunadelsole.com/valkrie.JPG “ Fenrir.” Elfwood. Drawing. 15 November 2008. www.elfwood.com
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