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Norse Mythology Classroom
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Teachers: [Linn Scarlett] & [lord of the trident]
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1. In the beginning, there was nothing...
In the beginning, there was nothing...
The beginning of the Norse mythological age started about 1500bc to 500bc the early peoples of this bronze age , we the followers of the old gods and the people were referred to as the battle axe people with an emerging warrior caste they left evidence of belief in personified gods, gods of the sky, battle, fertility and and the sun. many of these stone etchings can be found in sweden.there was a very strong accent on phallic and battle worship,(fertility and agression)as trade routes opened and influence of other peoples occured the evolvment of the gods of the viking age formed the design that is similiar in both scandinavian art and scottish picttish art is the same early scandinavian farmers learned agricultural techniques from the inhabitants of northern scotland and brought back the knotwork designs and evolved them into what was to become viking art.germanic influences were also instremental in the progression tward the scandinavians thru the iron age. and to the early beginings of the vendel age of the vikings .the excavation at sutton hoo england shows the weath and development of the northman it is from the vendel period the the legandary hero beowulf is to have come from. the classic viking age started roughly 700 ad and lasted until the end of the 11th century.so we begin with a what the the norse refer to as the great void ,in the beginning there was nothing no sea,no grass,no heaven,nothing only a void.
The ginnungagap (the nothing) consisted of two vastly different regions, the region of dark and frost called NIFLHEIM later to be known as the region of death. and the region of fire and flame called MUSPELL.
When the fiery flame of the south met the frozen dark the ice melted and the drops from this fused to form the first living creature,a terrible giant called Y'MIR the ancestor to the evil race of giants.Y'MIR was a hermaphidite and when he sweated in his sleep a male and female grew from his left armpit.
Y'MIR received nurishment from another creature shaped from the melting ice of niflheim,AUDUMBLA a cows whose udders spurted forth rivers of milk to sustain the giant, the cow licked blocks of ice for salt and as she did so the hair of a man apeared and as the cow continued the the figure of a man was left, this was BURI the ansestor to the gods,buri means (born) buri had a son that married a frost giantess and her three children were ODIN and his two brothers.
In Norse mythology, Ymir is the primordial giant and the progenitor of the race of FROST giants. He was created from the melting ice of Niflheim, when it came in contact with the hot air from Muspell.
From Ymir's sleeping body the first giants sprang forth:
one of his legs fathered a son on his other leg while from under his armpit a man and women grew out.'
Then about Buri, he's concidered the first god and he had a son indeed, named Bor. I don't know about how he was created/born but he did have three sons.
Which are: Odin, Villi and Ve, he was married to Bestla, the daughter of Bolthorn.
Odin is the chief divinity of the Norse pantheon, the foremost of the Aesir.
Odin is a son of Bor and Bestla. He is called Alfadir, Allfather, for he is indeed father of the gods.
With Frigg he is the father of Balder, Hod, and Hermod. He fathered Thor on the goddess Jord; and the giantess Grid became the mother of Vidar.
About Villi and Ve isnt much known, only that they helped Odin with the creation of the Cosmos as well as the first Humans.
But anyway, Jord wasnt a godess, she was a Giant. Oh and Aesir are the 'war' related gods. The others in Vanaheim are the fertility gods. Odin, Thor are Aesir but Freyr and Njord, as example, aren't.
As I'm taught, the world is divided in three, Asgård where the gods live in the middle, Midgård where the humans live outside Asgård and outside Midgård lies Utgård where trolls, giants and other enemies to the gods live.. And then of course, under the world, Hel the world of the dead... Nifelheim and Muspelheim where places that existed before the world was created.
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