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Copy of Norse Mythology

Norse Mythology Project
by jasia brunson on 9 January 2012

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Norse Goddesses Before the dawn of time and before the earth was made there was a place called Niflheim, a mist world that consisted of ice, frost and fog. Far away from niflheim was the land of fire, Muspelheim. In between these two was vast emptiness called Ginnungagap.
Ginnunagap had a pleasant climate and there the first troll/jotun, Ymir, was formed. Ymir was a very lazy troll and loved to sleep and drink the milk of Audhumla, a huge cow that was created when the edges of Niflheim began to melt. Strange things happened whenever Ymir slept: he produced other Jotuns from the sweat under his left armpit and his feet gave birth to six headed monsters. His body produced more and more sinister monsters every time he slept. Soon Ginnungagap was filled with many Jotuns.
Audhumla loved salt and found a salty rock by the borders of Niflheim. The cow licked the stone for three days and from that rock one of the first gods grew, Buri, an Aseir. He had a son named Bor who married a Jotun named Bestla and in that marriage they conceived three sons Odin, Vili, and Ve. These three brothers were troubled by the fact that Jotuns outnumbered the Aesir and because Ymir constantly reproduced Jotuns , the brothers decided the only way to solve the problem is to kill Ymir. They waited until Ymir was sleep and the three killed him. Most of the Jotuns drowned in his blood but two survived and they ran away to the mist world and from them all future Jotuns were descended.
The brothers took the body to the center of Ginnungagap to form the world from his corpse. The blood was transformed into oceans and water. The flesh turned into land. The bones formed the mountains. The teeth made into rocks. The hair became the grass and trees. They threw the brain up in the air and it turned into clouds. The skull became the sky. It was the lid that covered the new world. The brothers caught some of the sparks shooting out from Muspelheim, the land of fire. They threw the sparks up towards the inside of the skull. These sparks shone at night and were to become the stars.

The Creation Myth Ragnarok, in Norse mythology, was the predestined death of the Germanic gods. A three-year winter led to a final battle on the Vigrid Plain, where the gods and the frost giants fought the epic final battle. Ragnarok marks the end of the old world, and the beginning of the new, current world.
Odin, who had previously attempted to prevent Ragnarok from occuring, led the gods. They were assisted by the heroic dead, those who had died in glorious battle and had been taken to live in Valhalla and await the final battle. The frost giants were led by the fire god Loki and assisted by the unworthy dead who came from Hel, and by other monsters.
Two humans, Lif and Lifthrasir, hid in a sacred tree called Yggdrasil during the battle and didn't return until after the battle. When they emerged, they repopulated the Earth. Other survivors of Ragnarok included some of the gods, particularly Odin's brother Honir, Odin's sons Vidar and Vali, Thor's sons Modi and Magni. Another of Odin's sons, Balder, was revived from the dead after the battle.
The Vikings were particularly interested in Ragnarok, and many of the Germanic peoples believed that the same type of battle would again occur. Even when Christianity began to take over their belief system, many of them still explored the idea of a Judgement Day in the same light as Ragnarok.
Ragnarok |n Norse Mythology Norse Gods Odin- Ruler of all Gods Mani- God of Moon
Baldr- God of Beauty Minjoror- God of Sea, Wind, Fish, and Wind
Bragi- God of Poetry Thor- God of Thunder, and Battle
Buri- First God to exist Tiki- God of Stone
Dagr- God of Daytime Tyr- God of War, and Skies
Delling- God of Dawn Ullr- God of Skill, Hunt, and Duel
Forseti- God of Justice Vali- God of Revenge
Freyr- God of Fertility Ve- God of Creation
Gmot- God of the Moon
Hoor- God of Winter
Hoenir- the Silent God
Kvasir- God of Inspiration
Eir- Goddess of Healing Sjofn- Goddess of Love
Freyja- Goddess of Love Skaoi- Goddess of Winter
Frigg- Goddess of Marriage, and Motherhood Snorta- Goddess of Prudence
Gefjun- Goddess of Fertility Soi- Goddess of Sun
Hin- Goddess of Consolation, and Protection Tree- Goddess of Life
Iounn- Goddess of Youth Var- Goddess of Contract
Joro- Goddess of The Earth Vor- Goddess of Wisdom
Lofn- Goddess of Love Weth- Goddess of Anger
Nerpus- Goddess Connected to Sea, and Wind
Nott- Goddess of Night
Norse Mythology And the Less Important Gods Egir- Ruler of Sea
Andhrimnir- Cook of the Gods
Magni- Son of Porr and Jamsaxa
Mooi- Son of Porr
Ran- Keeper of the Drowned
Boor- Father of Ooin
Fulla- Friggs Handmaid
Hel- Queen of Neiflheim
Heimdallr- Gaurdian of Asgaro
Loki- Trickster, and Giant of Micheif
Sif- Wife of Thor
Fenrir- Father of Wolves
Asgard- Servant
Vanagandr- Monster of River Van
Vioarr- Odins Son
Krystal Joseph, DaNaijah Meeks, and Jasia Brunson By: Norse Mythology consists
of Vikings . Ragnarok Important Places In Norse Mythology Álfheim- one of the Nine Worlds and home of the Light Elves
Asgard- one of the Nine Worlds and is the country/capital city of the Norse Gods
Bifröst- a burning rainbow bridge that reaches between Midgard and Asgard and it is the realm of the gods
Bilskimir- the hall of the god Thor and it is the greatest of buildings which contains 540 rooms located in Asgard
Elivagar- 11 Rivers that existed in Ginnungagap at the beginning of the world
Fryis Wolds- the marshy plain south of Gamla Uppsala where travellers had to leave the ships and walk to the Temple at Uppsala and the hall of the Swedish king
Gandvik- a dangerous sea, known as 'Bay of Serpents' because of its tortuous shape
Ginnungagap- ("mighty gap") was the vast, primordial void that existed prior to the creation of the manifest universe
Hel- a female figure associated with the location, a place you are sent to after death for bad people
Hvergelmir- is the wellspring of cold in Niflheim in Norse mythology. All cold rivers are said to come from here, and it was said to be the source of the eleven rivers, Élivágar
Jötunheimr- one of the Nine Worlds and the homeland of the Giants of Norse Mythology — Rock Giants and Frost Giants
Midgard- one of the Nine Worlds and is an old Germanic home for our world and is home of Humans
Muspelheim- (realm of fire) one of the Nine Worlds and it is home of the fire jötunn
Náströnd- a place in Hel where Níðhöggr lives and sucks corpses
Niðavellir- one of the Nine Worlds and home of the Dwarves
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