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Norse Myth

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Norse Myth

  1. 1. Norse Mythology =
  2. 2. Northern Europe <ul><li>Vikings – Norway, Finland, Sweden </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-Christianity – pagan, heathens, </li></ul><ul><li>Cold, harsh climate </li></ul><ul><li>Sea Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Pessimists / Fatalists </li></ul><ul><li>Wyrd - Fate </li></ul>
  3. 3. Muspelheim – land of fire Surt – giant guard Ginnungagap – dark void Niflheim – land of fog
  4. 4. Frost Giants <ul><li>YMIR – wild, fierce, evil giant </li></ul><ul><li> Audhumla “Nourisher” – salt licking cow </li></ul>
  5. 5. First Norse Dieties <ul><li>Buri </li></ul><ul><li>Bor </li></ul><ul><li>Bestla </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Odin - oldest and greatest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Vili - brother </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ve - brother </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Ash Tree  Man  Ask </li></ul><ul><li>Elm Tree  Woman  Embla </li></ul>First Humans
  7. 7. Yggdrasill – World Ash Tree <ul><li>Connects all three worlds: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Asgard – home of gods </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Midgard – land of man </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Niflheim – land of ice </li></ul></ul></ul>Jotunheim – home of Jotun and giants Hel – home of the dead
  8. 9. Bifrost Bridge <ul><li>Divine Bridge </li></ul><ul><li>Link between humans and gods </li></ul><ul><li>Rainbow </li></ul>
  9. 10. Æsir (Sky Gods) Vanir (Land/WaterGods)
  10. 11. <ul><li>Norns: </li></ul><ul><li>Fate Maidens </li></ul><ul><li>Urd – Past </li></ul><ul><li>Verdandi – Present </li></ul><ul><li>Skuld – Future </li></ul><ul><li>Sacred Springs </li></ul><ul><li>Urd – Asgard (gods) </li></ul><ul><li>Mimir – Jotunheim (giants) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wisdom / Understanding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Odin sacrificed his eye </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hvergelmir – Niflheim </li></ul>
  11. 12. Odin: god of gods and humans <ul><li>Domains: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>wisdom, war, witchcraft and poetry </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Shape-shifter; shaman </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge – Urd’s well </li></ul><ul><li>Valhalla – Great Hall </li></ul><ul><li>Zeus and Jupiter </li></ul><ul><li>Óðinn </li></ul>
  12. 13. Odin’s Companions <ul><li>The Valkries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>O’s Daughters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Choosers of Slain” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hero Selectors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wolves </li></ul><ul><li>Crows </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hugin / Munin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thought / Memory </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Draupnir (ring) </li></ul><ul><li>Gungnir (spear) </li></ul><ul><li>Sleipnir (8-legged horse) </li></ul>
  13. 14. Frigg: Wife of Odin <ul><li>Cloud spinner </li></ul><ul><li>The most powerful goddess </li></ul><ul><li>Domains: love, destiny and marriage </li></ul><ul><li>Hera and Juno </li></ul>
  14. 15. Thor: The Warrior Son <ul><li>Strongest son of Odin </li></ul><ul><li>Domains: thunder, battle and fertility </li></ul><ul><li>Fierce temper </li></ul><ul><li>Mjollnir –hammer </li></ul><ul><li>Charioteer / goats </li></ul><ul><li>Þórr </li></ul>
  15. 16. Balder – Beloved Son <ul><li>Son of Odin and Frigg </li></ul><ul><li>God of radiance, rebirth, justice and light </li></ul><ul><li>Beautiful </li></ul><ul><li>Killed by Loki </li></ul>
  16. 17. Njord <ul><li>Domains: wind and sea </li></ul><ul><li>Patron of sailors </li></ul><ul><li>Poseidon and Neptune </li></ul>
  17. 18. Frey and Freya: god and goddess of fertility <ul><li>Frøy: god of fertility, prosperity, sun and rain </li></ul><ul><li>Frøya: goddess of love, fertility, beauty, magic, war and death </li></ul><ul><li>Apollo </li></ul><ul><li>Aphrodite (Venus) </li></ul>
  18. 19. Idunn: O’s daughter-in-law <ul><li>Goddess of youth </li></ul><ul><li>Keeper of the golden apples </li></ul><ul><li> (youth) </li></ul><ul><li>Iðunn </li></ul>
  19. 20. Loki <ul><li>Son of Giants </li></ul><ul><li>Half blood god </li></ul><ul><ul><li>mixed blood with Odin  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>magic powers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Trickster </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cunning and deceitful </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Many Disguises </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Evil </li></ul><ul><li>Evil Children </li></ul>
  20. 21. Ragnarok Doomsday, Final Battle <ul><li>Loki and his Children: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fenrir – “The Wolf Destroyer” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>World Serpent “ Jormungandr” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hel – goddess of the dead </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li> VS. </li></ul><ul><li> - The Gods of Asgard </li></ul><ul><li> - Humans </li></ul><ul><li> - Good will Fail </li></ul>
  21. 22. Works Cited <ul><li>Maja. Sandra and Maryanne. ”Northern Europe: Norse Mythology.” PowerPoint. 15 November 2008. </li></ul>“ 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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