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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