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The Ten Greatest Norse Gods
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When partaking of food and drink outdoors, in particular in mountains, forests, or along a shore it is proper to make a prayer to the Earth Mother. Either before or after, whenever it seems appropriate, go to a small bush and sprinkle a few crumbs of food and a few drops of drink at it's base: Hail Earth Mother of All!
by Stephen Parker, Ph.D (Article Selection and Commentary) on December 11, 2010 Thor and the Midgard Serpent Face it — Norse mythology is more intense, more shadowy and frightening than Greek Mythology. Jungian writers utilize Greek Myths all the time — but I have found almost no references to Jungian views about Norse mythology. (Please contact me if you know of any).
The Norse Gods are the mythological characters that, as far as we know, came from the Northern Germanic tribes of the 9th century AD. These stories were passed down in the form of poetry until the 11th – 18th centuries when the Eddas and other medieval texts were written.
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Most people have some passing familiarity with Norse mythology and legend. Even the days of our modern week are named after its gods and goddesses.
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Gods and Goddesses of Norse mythology. Resources on Norse mythology, Ragnarok, the Aesirs and Vanirs, the nine worlds (Asgard, Midgad, Vanaheim, Alfheim, Niflheim, Hel, Jotunheim, Muspelheim, Svartalfheim, and Nidavellir), and genealogies. Ullr was a Norse god of winter, also associated with death, the yew tree, and the Northern Lights. Background information on Norse mythology. This section is on the Aesir and Vanir gods and goddesses. Loki was the trickster god in Norse mythology.
Click on the names in blue to learn more about the Norse myths with a cosmological meaning. The Myths of the World Shop Windows to the Universe Science Store! Our online store includes books on science education, classroom activities in The Earth Scientist , mineral and fossil specimens, and educational games ! You might also be interested in: Arctic Cultures
This is a list of Norse gods and goddesses that are in Norse mythology . Divided between the Æsir and the Vanir , and sometimes including the jötnar (giants), the dividing line between these groups is less than clear. However, it is usually accepted that the Æsir (including Óðinn, Þórr and Týr) were warrior gods, while the Vanir (mainly Njörðr, Freyja and Freyr) were fertility gods. Various other groups of beings, including elves , dwarves and jötnar were probably minor gods, and might have had small cults and sacred places devoted to them. The gods and their function Baldr - God of beauty, innocence, peace, and rebirth.
When Ymir lived long ago Was no sand or sea, no surging waves. Nowhere was there earth nor heaven above. Bur a grinning gap and grass nowhere. - [ < url = asatru.org/voluspa.html > ] Völuspá-The Song of the Sybil Although we know a little from observations made by Tacitus and Caesar, most of what we know of Norse mythology comes from Christian times, beginning with the Prose Edda of Snorri Sturluson (c.1179-1241). Not only does this mean the myths and legends were written after the period when they were routinely believed, but Snorri, as is to be expected, occasionally intrudes his non-pagan, Christian world view. Types of Gods
The Norse gods are divided into two major groups, the Aesir and Vanir, in addition to the giants who came first. Some believe the Vanir gods represent an older pantheon of the indigenous people whom the invading Indo-Europeans encountered. In the end, the Aesir, the newcomers, overcame and assimilated the Vanir. Andvari
undefined Official Names : Asgardians Nicknames : Norse Gods, Gods of the Norse, Scandinavian Gods, Gods of Scandinavia, German Gods, Gods of Germany, Viking Gods, Saxon Gods, Teutonic Gods, et al Former Aliases : Aesir, Vanir Other Current Aliases : None known First Appearance : Journey Into Mystery #85 ==Origin== Dimension of Origin : Unrevealed, possibly Asgard Habitat : Temperate Gravity : Earth-like Atmosphere : Earth-like Population : 500-800 (estimated) Other Associated Dimensions : The Asgardian dimension is a cosmology of inter-connected worlds of which inhabit the other known races of the Asgardian gods.