Myths and Folklore: Unit Four: Norse

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Prehistory

When did Norse mythology begin?

after the Romans left

When did the Norse invaders begin to invade Britian?

The Celtics

Who were the original habitants of Britain?

west

Where did the Celtics go to escape the Norse Men

Saxo Grammaticus and Snarri Sturluson

Who were the two scholars who preserved Norse mythology?

12th century

When did Saxo Grammaticus live?

1220

When did Snarri Sturluson live?

the Rise of Christianity

What was the most important influence which changed Norse mythology?

Ordin

similar to Zeus

Ordin

Norse: head of all gods, wisdom, culture, battle, victory, and the dead.

Ordin

birds are Thought and Memory

Ordin

seen with a shield and a spear

Frigga

similar to Hera

Frigga

Norse: queen of all gods

Thor

Norse: god of thunder and strength

Thor

son of Ordin

Thor

carried a hammer that would always come back to him

Tiu

Norse: god of courage and war

Tiu

Norse: has a sword that is inflallible

Tiu

like Mars/Ares

Freya

similar to Aphrodite/Venus

Freya

Norse: goddess of beauty and love

Freya

Norse: most beloved of goddessess

The Valkyrie

Norse: maiden attendents to gods

Vidar, Bragi, Balder, Hoder

Thor's brothers

Vidar

Norse: silent god

Bragi

Norse: god of poetry

Balder

Norse: god of spring

Balder

Nose: most beloved god

Hoder

twin brother of Balder

Hoder

Norse: god of winter, gloom, and darkness

Loki

Norse: michief maker

Fenris, Midgard Serpent, and Hela

Who were Loki's three offsprings?

wolf

What is Fenris?

Death

What is Hela also known as?

Tiu's day

Tuesday

Woden's day

Wednesday

Woden

What is another name for Odin?

Thor's day

Thursday

Freya's day

Friday

Estre

Norse: goddess of spring

Estre

Easter

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