How Is Norse Mythology Compared To Greek Mythology

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Mythology is a body or collection of myths belonging to a people and addressing their origin, history, deities, ancestors,and heroes. The term “a people” refers to a culture. This means that, per this definition, two cultures can have either completely different mythologies, be nearly identical, or have some similarities and differences. One mythological culture is the Greek culture, and another is the Norse. Here are some examples of their mythology. In Norse mythology, the creation of the world is very different to that of Greek mythology. The book Favorite Norse Myths, retold by Mary Pope Osborne, tells the story like this. In the beginning, there were two worlds; a world of ice called Niflheim, and a world of fire called Muspell, with…show more content…
There are many stories told of his might and heroism, and he is one of the most commonly known Norse gods. He was described to have a red beard and fiery eyes, and rode a chariot drawn by two goats. He was quick to lose his temper, but also quick to regain it. Like many of the gods, Thor also had a family. His wife was a goddess named Sif, and she was one of the most beautiful goddesses, with flowing golden hair. Thor also had a son named Magni, who would one day save his father’s life, with strength nearly matching that of Thor’s. Thor also had a servant named Thialfi, as well as a servant named Roskva, who were mentioned in a story where Thor traveled to the fortress of Utgard. Another mythology known to modern society is Greek mythology. While the stories may be very different from that of Norse mythology, they also have some considerable similarities. One difference is in the stories of the creation of the world, and a similarity is in the “types” of the gods. The greek story of creation is an especially fascinating one. According to Manual of mythology. Greek and Roman, Norse and Old German, Hindoo and Egyptian by Alexander S.

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