Top Ten Norse Mythology Websites. 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). Maybe Jungian writers are scared of the North? It is easy to philosophize and have happy stories if you are living on a Greek Island, with sunshine and plenty of fish to eat. I’ve lived Alaska for over thirty years now (winters here are an acquired taste). It is no surprise to me that the Norse Myths are full of immense and overwhelming forces, full of darkness and death, yet spiritual and soulful at the same time. Before Ragnorak, the apocalypse at the end of the world, are three winters that never end.
The Poet Edda Index The Poetic Eddas are the oral literature of Iceland, which were finally written down from 1000 to 1300 C.E. Walhalla (1896) Max Bruckner. Godchecker.com - Your Guide To The Gods. Norse Mythology. Norse Mythology In Gylfaginning, Snorri Sturluson enumerates the twelve gods and the thirteen goddesses who, together with Óðin and his wife Frigg, make up the Norse pantheon.
Stories survive for some of the gods, preserved in the Poetic Edda, the Prose Edda, and other Icelandic manuscripts. But no stories have survived for many of the gods and for most of the goddesses. We know that many more stories once existed, because quotes from those stories are mentioned in other literature from the period. Scales and emotions. See also a post about the major scale modes and an intro to minor keys.
So maybe you want to write a song or an instrumental in a particular mood or style, and you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the scales. Here’s a handy guide to the commonly used scales in western pop, rock, jazz, blues and so on. I show each scale in two views: on the chromatic circle, and the circle of fifths. Major scales These scales have a major third (E in the key of C), which makes them feel happy or bright. Major scaleHappy; can be majestic or sentimental when slow. Mixolydian modeBluesy, rock; can also be exotic/modal. Lydian modeEthereal, dreamy, futuristic. Lydian dominant modeAlso known as the overtone scale or acoustic scale, because it is close to the first seven pitches in the natural overtone series. Phrygian dominantExotic, Middle Eastern, Jewish.
Harmonic major scaleMajestic, mysterious. Minor Scales These scales have a flat third (E-flat in the key of C), which gives them a darker and more tragic feel.