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  NationMaster.com - Encyclopedia: Norse mythology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In Norse mythology, Skírnir is Freyrs messenger and vassal.
In Norse mythology, Sif was a goddess of crops and fertility, married married to Thor.
In Norse mythology, Thor was the son of Odin, husband of Sif, and a member of the Aesir, he was the god of thunder and the main enemy of the giants, smashing their heads with his mighty hammer Mjollnir which to wield he needed iron gloves and a belt of strength.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Norse-mythology   (6669 words)

 Norse mythology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Norse or Scandinavian mythology comprises 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.
In Norse mythology, the earth is represented as a flat disc.
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   (4123 words)

 The Probert Encyclopaedia - Norse Mythology
In Norse mythology, Aegir was the god of the sea, seashore and ocean and a son of Mistarblindi.
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.
www.fas.org /news/reference/probert/D4.HTM   (2736 words)

 Norse mythology Info - Encyclopedia WikiWhat.com
Norse mythology represents the early pre-Christian religion, beliefs and legends of the Scandinavian people, also known as the religion of Ásatrú or Odinism.
The stories that comprise what is left of Norse mythology depict the gods and giants as colourful characters, much like archetypes for human behaviour and abilities.
Another important problem in interpreting indigenous religious mythologies is that often the closest accounts that we have to "pre-contact" times were written by Christian missionaries or Christian converts who were obviously biased against the former faith, and even taught to refer to it as the work of the Devil.
wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/n/no/norse_mythology_1.html   (3264 words)

 Norse Mythology
Frigg - As the wife of Odin, Frigg is one of the foremost goddesses of Norse mythology.
Odin - The chief divinity of the Norse pantheon and the foremost of the Aesir.
Vidar - In Norse myth, Vidar is the son of Odin and the giantess Gridr.
members.tripod.com /~HX_Scheherazade/norse.html   (6517 words)

 Norse Mythology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Norse mythology, Scandinavian mythology, Viking mythology; all refer to the pre-Christian religion of the Norwegian, Swedish, Icelandic, and Danish peoples.
A few books group Finnish mythology in with the Norse but the old beliefs of Finland form a separate tradition although there are some interesting parallels.
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.
www.ugcs.caltech.edu /~cherryne/mythology.html   (324 words)

 Norse Mythology
Niflheim - Niflheim, in Norse mythology, lowest region of the underworld.
Mimir - Mimir, in Norse mythology, giant who guarded the well of wisdom.
Norse mythology and the lives of the saints.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0197623.html   (865 words)

 Timeless Myths: Norse Mythology
It's differed from other mythology, in that their characters and world, even in Asgard, are grave and solemn.
Norse Mythology in Timeless Myths, also contained some summary of Germanic characters and stories.
Norse Mythology is a division of Timeless Myths.
www.timelessmyths.com /norse   (437 words)

 Norse Mythology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Norse Mythology is the group of myths and beliefs from the Scandinavian lands.
The Norse during their era traveled pasted both Italy and Greece and also went into Iceland, Britain and are also believed to have sailed to North America at least a few times.
All these seem to have contributed to Norse Mythology in some way or it might be it contributed to them in some way.
www.rochesterschool.org /pages/school/2003pages/cg/home.htm   (409 words)

 Norse Mythology: Introductin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Norse myths were codified during the Viking era (1780-1070 A. Viking - The Viking era was from 1780 to 1070.
There are two collections of Old Norse writings known as the two Icelandic Eddas that constitue our chief sources of Old Norse Mythology.
It is a collection of Old Norse poems from the Icelandic manuscript Codex Regius (written in the 13th Century).
www.angelfire.com /pa/WoundedDove/norsein.html   (249 words)

 Norse Mythology
We now know why Norse mythology, Celtic Druidism, and Greek mythology all bear such striking similarities to the Old Testament - it's simply because these peoples were the physical descendants of ancient Israelites who migrated to Europe in ancient times, bringing deep-rooted traces of their religion with them when they came.
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.
www.1335.com /normyth.html   (2645 words)

 GREEK vs. NORSE MYTHOLOGY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
I see mythology as an attempt by a people to explain the powerful forces which affect and shape it, that are beyond its control, such as weather, the elements, and nature.
An interesting difference between Norse and Greek mythology is exemplified in the popularity and importance of Athena, because she is female.
If a mythology is taken as a reflection of the society that worships it, that leads to the conclusion that the Norse women had less stature than Greek women.
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mythology - mythology [Greek,=the telling of stories], the entire body of myths in a given tradition, and the...
Greek and Roman Mythology - Most of the Greek deities were adopted by the Romans, although in many cases there was a change of...
Heroes in Greek Mythology - Achilles Achilles was the strongest and most fearless warrior in the Greek war against the Trojans.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0900731.html   (129 words)

 Encyclopedia of Norse Mythology
Bragi is not featured in many of the surviving Norse myths, but it is believed that he is revered by all save Loki.
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)

 Valkyrie , Norse Mythology
Because Scandinavian mythology was transmitted and altered by medieval Christian historians, the original pagan religious beliefs, attitudes, and practices cannot be determined with certainty.
Most information about Scandinavian mythology is preserved in the Old Norse literature (Icelandic, Swedish, and Norwegian Literature), in the Eddas and later sagas; other material appears in commentaries by the Danish historian Saxo Grammaticus and the German writer Adam of Bremen (flourished about 1075).
Besides Odin, the major deities of Scandinavian mythology were his wife, Frigg, goddess of the home; Thor, god of thunder, who protected humans and the other gods from the giants and who was especially popular among the Scandinavian peasantry; Frey, a god of prosperity; and Freya, sister of Frey, a fertility goddess.
home4.inet.tele.dk /svava/valkyrie.htm   (1002 words)

 Open Directory - Arts: Literature: Myths and Folktales: Myths: Norse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Norse Fornnordisk Mytologi - English translation of the Hávamál, runic inscriptions and carvings, with images of runestones and deities.
Norse Mythology - Introduction to the main characters and tales of Norse mythology with bibliography by Nicole Cherry.
Norse mythology at Norse-Myths.com - A website dedicated to Norse mythology, focusing on the Norse gods and goddesses, frost giants, dwarfs and the sagas that took place in the nine worlds of Norse mythology.
dmoz.org /Arts/Literature/Myths_and_Folktales/Myths/Norse   (417 words)

 Norse Mythology in The Wheel of Time   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The concept of goddesses of fate spinning the threads of life is also present in Greek and Roman mythology, and probably in other indo-european religions too, making it impossible to say if the threads "comes" from Norse mythology or from another mythological base.
It must be pointed out that Tyr is not connected to legality as a maker of peace or a bringer to justice, but more as the embodiment of laws as power, of the fight that is fought in court instead on the battlefield.
The god of justice in the Norse pantheon is Forsete, of which next-to-nothing is known.
hem.passagen.se /kjnoren/jordan/norse.html   (5537 words)

 About Norse Mythology
Guntharius appeared in the Germanic myth as Gunther, and in the Norse myth as Gunnar.
Ermanaric (died in AD 375), the Ostrogothic king, was identified with Gothic king Jormunrek in the Norse myth.
Sunilda the woman Ermanaric punished by having her torn apart by wild horses, was identified with Swanhild (Norse).
www.timelessmyths.com /norse/aboutnorse.html   (1974 words)

 Mythology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The myths are told using Flash animation and are accompanied by an overview of the culture, the pantheon of the gods and a series of exercises based on that culture.
However, it is very interesting to note that the mythology of the Vikings (Norse) has many similarities with the Greek myths too.
Scandinavian Mythology, pre-Christian religious beliefs of the Scandinavian people: An explanation of the connection between Norse and Germanic mythology and that of India.
www.tnte.com /mmc/mythology.htm   (1143 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   (244 words)

The richest known mythology is that of the ancient Greeks.
Second to Greek and Roman mythology in its appeal to later centuries is the Norse and Teutonic mythology.
The Norse myths, transmitted by word of mouth, were not written down until the 13th century.
members.tripod.com /~JeanneAnn/mythology.html   (515 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)

 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 Mythology
The runes are inextricably bound to Norse mythology.
One who aspires to be a user of runes needs a working knowledge of the mythology and writings of the runic era.
, which is one of the primary written sources for Norse mythology.
www.sunnyway.com /runes/mythology.html   (1080 words)

 Celtic and Norse Mythology, Celtic Jewelry, Celtic, Celtic Design, Celtic Knots, Celtic Art, Celtic Knot, Celtic ...
Refreshingly, Aswynn also pays a good deal of attention to female archetypes in the runes and the mythology, and she does this on a basis of sound research and reasoning.
Further highlights are her analysis of the Nine Worlds of Nordic mythology and her original rune layouts for divination.
Brisk, workmanlike retellings of some of the major stories in Norse mythology, beginning with the creation and ending with the destruction of the world at Ragnarok, and including familiar tales about Thor, Loki, and Odin.
www.magictails.com /rmnorse.html   (3180 words)

 John Lindow, Norse Mythology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A careful reading of John Lindow's Norse Mythology will not only acquaint the casual reader with the primary themes and characters of Norse mythology, it will also introduce the reader to the sources, the arguments, the geographic settings, and the various contradictory and interwoven nuances that abound within this branch of folklore.
In addition, problems that arise in studying Norse mythology are addressed, problems that develop as texts dealing with Norse deities were composed by Christian authors writing in different languages centuries after the actual worship of the deities.
This lengthy introduction is then followed by a second essay on the concept of (and entitled) "Time" as it applies to the bulk of the mythic cycle, providing a framework within which to understand the order of events.
www.greenmanreview.com /book/book%5Flindow%5Fnorsemythology.html   (624 words)

 gods_goddesses norse mythology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The mother of the Norse god Thor, she is focus of few myth s actually.
She is seen as wearing a cloak of bird feathers, which allows the wearer to change into a falcon and the beautiful necklace of the Brising`s had been given to her by dwarves, which the Norse still refer to as the Milky Way.
He is the supreme god and oldest of all in Norse mythology, god of wisdom, poetry, magic, runes, occult, and war.
www.traditionalvisionpagan.org /gods_goddesses.html   (5577 words)

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