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Norse Mythology

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Transcript of Norse Mythology

Norse Mythology
Religious Beliefs & Ideals
The religion was simply known as "the Tradition"

Polytheistic

Pantheistic

Animistic

Totemistic

Yggdrasil

The Great World Tree
Nine branches

Each branch represents a realm

Rests in the well of Urd
By: Fiona, Kolton, Liam & Zain
Polytheism:
The worship of more than one god.
Gods are divided into regions:
Aesir - Lived in Asgard
Vanir - Lived in Vanaheim
Pantheism:
The idea that God and Nature are equal.
Animism:
The belief that everything has a spirit/soul regardless if they are living or not.
Totemism:
The vicarious relationship that humans have with nature.
Hel
Realm of the goddess Hel and of the Dead
Alfheim
Realm of the Elves
Svartalheim
Realm of the Dwarves
Niflheim
Land of Ice and Mist
Vanaheim
Realm of the Vanir tribe of gods and godesses
Asgard
Midgard
Where the Humans reside
Muspelsheim
Land of Raging Fire
Jotunheim
Realm of the Frost Giants
Bifrost
The rainbow bridge that connects Midgard to Asgard.
Only passage to Asgard by foot.
The God Heimdall guards the bridge.
Norse Runes
Norse runes symbolized both letters in an alphabet as well as carrying cosmological principle
Each rune's name hinted at its philosophical significance
Runes were traditionally carved into stone, wood or bone

Bibliography
http://thenorsegods.com/thor/
http://beoshewulf.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/midgard-norse-mythology4.jpeg
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/pantheism
http://thenorsegods.com/loki/
http://www.godchecker.com/pantheon/norse-mythology.php?deity=ODIN
http://norse-mythology.org/cosmology/
http://norse-mythology.org/runes/
All Images were found through google images.

Has the ability to travel between any of the 9 worlds
Disguises himself with his wide brimmed hat
His 2 ravens inform him of everything that has happened that day
Can speak to the dead
Sacrificed his eye to the well of Mimir to gain inner wisdom

Odin
God of War, Thunder and Strength
Destroyed enemies of the gods with his magic hammer
Rode a chariot pulled by 2 magic goats
In thunder storms wherever he threw his hammer was where thunder struck
Thor
Loki
Loki is the son of two giants though he is not from Aesir or Venir
He is the foster brother of Odin
He is an unstable and flawed character.
Without Loki the would be no change from the status quo and in the end no Ragnarok
Loki's Children
Loki had three children that were prophesied to bring the end of the world (Ragnarok).
Fenrir
Jormungand
Hel
Sleipnir
Realm of the Aesir Gods and godesses
Most myths revolve around this realm
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