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  Norse mythology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Norse or Scandinavian mythology refers to the pre-Christian religion, beliefs and legends of the Scandinavian people, including those who settled on Iceland, where the written sources for Norse mythology were assembled.
This priestly role of the king was in line with the general role of godi, who was the head of a kindred group of families (for this social structure, see norse clans), and who administered the sacrifices.
Norse mythology also influenced Richard Wagner's use of literary themes from it to compose the four operas that comprise Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Norse_mythology   (4435 words)

 Learn more about Norse mythology in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Norse mythology represents the early pre-Christian religion, beliefs and legends of the Scandinavian people, also known as the religion of Ásatrú or Odinism.
In the Voluspa, Odin, the chief god of the Norse pantheon, has conjured up the spirit of a dead sybil (a prophetess or witch) and commanded this spirit to reveal the past and the future.
Sol was the goddess of the sun, a daughter of Mundilfari, and wife of Glen.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /n/no/norse_mythology_1.html   (3340 words)

In Norse mythology, a berserker was a warrior whose frenzy in battle transformed him into a wolf or bear howling and foaming at the mouth, and rendered him immune to sword and flame.
In Norse mythology, Gullveig was the thrice-born and thrice-burnt virgin.
In Norse mythology, Sleipnir was the swift horse ridden by Odin.
www.angelfire.com /me4/brimstoneonline00/norse1.htm   (14335 words)

 The Norse
Although the Norse conquered and settled areas in northern England, northern France, Russia, Ireland, Scotland, the Orkneys, Iceland, Greenland, and even settled as far as North America in the west and Byzantium in the east, only Iceland and Normandy in the north of France became permanent, lasting polities under the Norse settlers.
The Norse who had the temerity to sail west beyond the coast of England found an island warmed by vulcanism and the Gulf Stream that was ripe for the picking.
England, which had been raided by the Norse, ruled by the Danish in the regions called the Danelaw, ruled again in the north by the Danish king Canute, finally fell completely into the hands of the Norse, or at least their descendants, the Normans.
www.wsu.edu:8080 /~dee/MA/NORSE.HTM   (2846 words)

 Norse - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Norse is an adjective relating things to Scandinavia and may be used in a number of ways:
West Norse, describing the modern languages of Norwegian, Faroese and Icelandic within the North Germanic language group
Old Norse language, the Germanic language in use from 800 A.D. to 1300 A.D. Norse art, Scandinavian art of period 400 A.D. to 1066 A.D. and sometimes of the pre-historic period 1700 B.C. to 500 B.C. This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Norse   (211 words)

 The Norse in the North Atlantic: Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage
The Norse appearance here was the final step in a relatively peaceful expansion of livestock farmers across the North Atlantic, taking in parts of the British Isles, Iceland, Greenland, and finally Vinland.
The Norse expansion into the North Atlantic occurred between 800 and 1000 CE, and may have been caused by a combination of population pressures and political unrest in the Norse homeland.
The level of technology of the Norse was not significantly more advanced than that of the natives and this, combined with the small numbers of Norsemen in America, meant that they had no decisive advantage.
www.heritage.nf.ca /exploration/norse.html   (2294 words)

 Norse Mythology
The Norse myths recount a remarkable story of the deluge, which differs from the Bible in that the flood was said to he caused by the blood of a slain giant.
In the Norse account, the world is wiped out in this catastrophe, with the exception of one household who escaped on a skiff or boat, and from whom is descended the new race from which the god Odin came.
Another important Norse god was LOKI the author of all evil, who was said to have originated in a land to the south.
www.1335.com /normyth.html   (2645 words)

 Norse Religion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Norse Religion, or Heathenry, is the modern-day practice of the ancient tribal belief systems of the Northern European peoples; the Teutons (continental Germanic tribes) and the Norse (Scandinavian and Gothic tribes).
Thus you have Odin among the Norse, and Wotan or Wodan among the Teutons; Thor or Thonar among the Norse, and Donar or Donner among the Teutons.
Norse Wicca is a synthetic religion that is based out of Gardnerian Wicca, using the Norse pantheon of deities.
www.meta-religion.com /World_Religions/norse_religion.htm   (750 words)

 Gods and Goddesses of the Norse
The need for this function of his appears explicitly in the tale of how the giantess Skadi was reconciled to accepting weregild from the gods instead of insisting on revenge: one of her conditions is that they must make her laugh, and it is only Loki who can accomplish this.
In the Old Norse sources, he appears as the son of Balder, whose hall Glitnir, "Glistening," is pillared with gold and thatched with silver; he is also a settler of lawsuits and quarrels.
His sister's name, Old Norse Röskva, is related to the verb "to grow, to mature," and may hint at an original role as fertility goddess, fitting to both Thor's role as a god of fruitfulness and to the character of his wife Sif.
members.tripod.com /MysticalWolf/norsegods.html   (7608 words)

 Civilization.ca - Canada Hall - The Norse
Speculation about the Norse expeditions to North America was based primarily on traditional Icelandic sagas, which are supported by direct evidence uncovered by archaeologists since the 1960s.
A handful of Norse artifacts scattered across the islands of the High Arctic and the remains of a settlement at L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland, suggest unequivocally that the Norse were present in North America 500 years before Christopher Columbus arrived in l492.
The clothing, jewellery, and tools used by the Norse indicate that they were not peasants, but rather members of the prosperous yeoman farming class.
www.civilization.ca /hist/canp1/ca01eng.html   (599 words)

 Norse - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Norse is related to Scandinavia, and may mean:
* The Norse languages are a group of dialects, which includes Swedish, Danish, and Norwegian.
Nymah Rose, the last daughter of eight siblings born to a poor mapmaker and his superstitious wife, was a North-born baby.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /norse.htm   (191 words)

 Norse Mythology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Norse mythology, Scandinavian mythology, Viking mythology; all refer to the pre-Christian religion of the Norwegian, Swedish, Icelandic, and Danish peoples.
The Norse mythological system as we currently have it comes down to us mainly from the Icelandic Eddas and sagas which were written down a few centuries after the christianization of the north.
Tolkien was very well acquainted with Norse mythology, as can be seen by the use of it in his books.
www.ugcs.caltech.edu /~cherryne/mythology.html   (324 words)

 Timeless Myths: Norse Mythology
Norse Mythology in Timeless Myths, also contained some summary of Germanic characters and stories.
Norse Mythology is a division of Timeless Myths.
Timeless Myths and Norse Mythology were created by Bladesmaster.
www.timelessmyths.com /norse   (437 words)

 ASATRU (Norse Heathenism)
In 1000 CE, Iceland became the second last Norse culture to convert.
It is not unknown for otherwise decent religions to become corrupted by incorporating racist, sexist, anti-semitic, and homophobic beliefs.
It is simply the way in which the ancient Norse shared their bounty with a gift to the Gods.
www.religioustolerance.org /asatru.htm   (1969 words)

 AllRefer.com - Old Norse literature (Scandinavian Literature) - Encyclopedia
Old Norse literature, the literature of the Northmen, or Norsemen, c.850–c.1350.
Many of the heroic lays involve the legend of Siegfried and Brunhild; the mythological lays, focusing on Norse gods, include "The Lay of Thrym," a narrative about Thor, and "The Seeress' Prophecy," which begins with creation and anticipates the gods' demise.
The bulk of medieval Norse literature, and the most readable today, survives in the form of sagas, that is, prose narratives, sometimes interspersed with verse, which relate the lives of legendary or historical figures with objectivity and skillful characterization and which reflect the old Icelandic devotion to personal honor and family.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/O/OldNorse.html   (668 words)

Norse lived in the "Beat Hotel" in Paris, 1960-63, with William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg and Gregory Corso.
Now the modes of gay Western culture, as interpreted by Norse, are open as they have not been for two thousand years, the record of a life as well-lived as any in history is preserved.
Norse's innovative voice is heard most powerfully in his experimental cut-up novel, Beat Hotel, translated into several languages to critical acclaim, and his ground-breaking book of homoerotic poetry, Carnivorous Saint.
www.beatmuseum.org /norse/haroldnorse.html   (2684 words)

 Old Norse Names
According to the pagan view the name was a part of the personality, or rather the name in some mysterious way represented the spiritual and intellectual element of the individual for whom it stood.
In Old Norse, the possessive is indicated by a change in the ending of the word.
The ceremony began with the lifting of the child from the floor (where, presumably, it had been laid for the father's inspection and evaluation of its fitness to be raised) and placed in the father's arms (borit ar foður sinum).
www.vikinganswerlady.com /ONNames.htm   (3574 words)

 Norse Saab Aftersales / Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Norse Saab specialise in providing state of the art aftercare services for your Saab.
Our purpose built service and repair centre is unmatched in specification - our experienced team of technicians are fully trained in every aspect of all Saab models and will be able to diagnose and remedy any problems with your vehicle quickly and efficiently.
Norse Saab aftersales is located in Sergeants Way, Bedford.
www.norsesaab.co.uk   (74 words)

 The Masks of Odin by Elsa-Brita Titichenell (Edda, ancient norse
The world's oldest traditions hold that long ago all peoples, however widely separated, were the common inheritors of a body of sacred truths initially imparted to the earliest humanities by divine beings from higher regions; and, further, that myth-makers of every land were in greater or less degree transmitters of this archaic wisdom/science.
To the Norse bards or skalds, the interplay between gods and giants represented the continuous interaction of spirit and matter on a series of "shelves" or planes as "rivers of lives" moved, each after its own manner, through mansion after mansion of planetary and solar spheres within Allfather-Odin's domain.
Among the great wealth of material in the Norse myths it has been necessary to be selective, partly because there are several versions of many of the tales, partly because the purpose of this book is to bring out and suggest interpretations of those myths which are of particular relevance in our time.
www.theosociety.org /pasadena/odin/odin-hp.htm   (2597 words)

 Behind the Name: Norse Mythology Names
From the Old Norse name Gunnarr which was derived from the elements gunnr "war" and arr "warrior"...
From the Old Norse name Signý, which was derived from the element sigr "victory" combined with ný "new"...
From the Old Norse name Sigurðr, which was derived from the elements sigr "victory" and vörðr "guardian"...
www.behindthename.com /nmc/sca-myth.html   (278 words)

 The norse settlers in Greenland - A short history
The Norse population center around two major settlements, the Western and the Eastern.
Inuit begin to appear near the Norse areas, settling along the coastline.
This is the last written record of Greenland's Norse population.
www.greenland-guide.gl /leif2000/history.htm   (571 words)

 Encyclopedia of Norse Mythology
According to the Prose Edda Hel was terrible to look at, one-half of her was greenish fl and the other a livid white, with flesh that seemed to be rotting like that of a corpse and her face was gloomy, grim and sinister.
Vanir- The Vanir are one of two races of gods in Norse mythology, the other being the Æsir.
The tree survives the torment of Nithog nibbling at its roots and of stags and goats tearing leaves and bark from the tree.
todd.reimer.com /norse/myth.html   (5818 words)

 Norse Myths
The Norse people lived from about A.D. 200 to 500 in northern Europe and Scandinavia.
After A.D. the Norse migrated in search of new lands, settling in parts of the British Isles, Iceland, Greenland and East into Russia.
From this period on, the Norse are known as Vikings.
www.windows.ucar.edu /tour/link=/mythology/norse_culture.html   (92 words)

 Norse on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The modern Norse languages—Danish, Faeroese, Icelandic, Norwegian, and Swedish—all stem from an earlier form of Norse known as Old Norse.
The earliest extant Old Norse manuscripts in the Roman alphabet are from the 12th cent.
Old Norse is also noteworthy as the language of the Eddas and sagas (see Old Norse literature ; Icelandic literature).
www.encyclopedia.com /html/N/Norse.asp   (470 words)

 GREEK vs. NORSE MYTHOLOGY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
An interesting difference between Norse and Greek mythology is exemplified in the popularity and importance of Athena, because she is female.
There were some instances in the Norse myths where people refused to indulge in extramarital affairs not because of their morals, but because they only had love for their husband/wife.
Most of the Norse gods were war-like in nature; while the Greeks had deities who affected war, it was certainly not to the same extent as the Norse.
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 Norse Hall
Built in 1928 by the Portland chapter of Sons of Norway, Norse Hall is a Scandinavian community center and cultural landmark located just east of the Burnside Bridge at 11th and N.E. Couch.
Covering a quarter of a city block, the historic building was designed by well-known Portland architect Elmer Feig, and has been the home of the Sons of Norway Grieg Lodge #15 for three quarters of a century.
Today, Norse Hall serves as both a vibrant cultural center for the Scandinavian community, as well as a multi-faceted public rental site for dances, weddings, conventions, meetings, and other special events.
www.norsehall.org   (167 words)

 Greenland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Its peak population reached nearly 5000 Norse, who lived in two colonies in southwestern Greenland, called the Eastern and Western Settlements.
The disappearance of the Norse colonies in Greenland is the outstanding unsolved mystery of the Viking's North Atlantic saga.
After more than two hundred and fifty years of study by historians, archeologists, and natural scientists, there are clues but no firm answers.
www.mnh.si.edu /vikings/voyage/htmlonly/greenland.html   (225 words)

 The Gods and Goddesses of the Norse Religion
Many of the tribes venerated her higher than the Aesir, calling her "the Frowe" or "The Lady." She is known as Queen of the Valkyries, choosers of those slain in battle to bear them to Valhalla (the Norse heaven).
The Norns (Urd, Verdande, and Skuld), are the Norse equivalent of the greek Fates.
Purists of the Norse Religion may scoff at the idea of associating the various Gods and Goddesses to a system that was not originated by the Norse.
www.wizardrealm.com /norse/gods.html   (1549 words)

 Learning Old Norse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This is the "Bible" of Old Norse used in many university courses.
The early part of the book is a series of extracts in Old Norse followed by a rather full but terse grammar.
While modern Icelandic is not the same as Old Icelandic/Old Norse (for purposes here I am not distinguishing the two), it is still close enough that if you start with modern Icelandic it i fairly easy to convert over to the medieval forms.
has55.www9.50megs.com /OldIcel/LearningOldNorse.html   (1169 words)

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