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Norse Mythology. Sweden , Denmark , Norway , Iceland Germanic background. Terms defined. Pagan- “country dweller, rustic” Folk religion (not Christian, Islamic, or Judaism) Disbeliever in “their” religion Saga- stories about ancient Scandanavian and German history

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norse mythology

NorseMythology

Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Iceland

Germanicbackground

terms defined
Terms defined
  • Pagan-“country dweller, rustic”
        • Folk religion (not Christian, Islamic, or Judaism)
        • Disbeliever in “their” religion
        • Saga-stories about ancient Scandanavian and
          • German history

Edda- poetry

fun facts
FUN FACTS
  • 9 worlds in Norse mythology
  • Valhalla- Odin’s hall located in Asgard
  • Beginning of life= fire and ice
  • Woman comes from Ymir’s armpit!!??
  • Ragnarok= similar to great flood stories
j r r tolkien
J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Lord of the Rings
  • The Hobbit
modern connection
Modern Connection
  • Monday = Moon’s Day
  • Tuesday = Tyr’s Day
  • Thursday = Thor’s Day
  • Friday = Freyja’s Day
  • Sunday = Sun’s Day / Lord’s Day
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