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Differences and Similarities between Roman and Norse Mytholo

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Transcript of Differences and Similarities between Roman and Norse Mytholo

Differences and Similarities between
Roman
and
Norse
Mythology

What is Roman Mythology?
What is Norse Mythology?
Roman Mythology
is a collection of myths and stories that the Ancient Romans believed in.


The Roman Gods


The Ancient Romans believed in
many gods, like
Jupiter
, god of the
sky,
Mars
, the god of war, and
Juno
,
goddess of marriage.


The Roman Creation Story
The Creation of Rome
The Ancient Romans believed that during
the
Trojan War
, a man named
Aeneas
escaped
the burning city.
Years after Aeneas discovered
Italy, two descendents of his,
Romulus
and
Remus
were born.

Norse Mythology
is a collection of myths
and stories that the Vikings believed in.

The Norse Gods
The Vikings believed the gods were
split into two different groups, the
Aesir
and the
Vanir
.


The Norse Creation Story

Ginnungagap
Odin
and his brothers killed Ymir, and created the
nine realms with his body
The Nine Realms:
Comparisons
How are they similar?
- Both mythologies were created
to explain the creation of the world,
and how it works

- Both featured several gods that were
in control of certain things

- Both creation stories talk about life
emerging from nothing.

-Both have an Underworld, to explain what happens to people when they die.
How are they Different?
- While Norse Mythology focused on the
gods, heroes, and the nine realms, Roman
mythology was more focused on the actual
city of Rome, rather than the gods, heroes,
and monsters they borrowed from the Greeks

- In Roman Mythology, you got into the Afterlife depending on how good of a person you were in your previous life. In Norse Mythology, you got into the Afterlife based on how you died.


THE

END
Muspellheim
The Vikings believed that when
the world was was first created,
it was split into three parts
:


Niflheim
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