Friday, October 29, 2010

Norse Gods

 I chose the topic of Norse Gods, They are very appealing to me because of their almighty power and different abilities depending on the nature that was given to them. It is very interesting to think that stories about these gods could have possibly been real to some people back in ancient times. The fact of the gods being a myth is only on how you picture things in your mind. For all we know there could be many gods that were possibly real at one time, most people could believe in more than one god, because of all the different things that happen in the world. Norse mythology comes from the northernmost part of Europe, Scandinavia: Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Iceland. (Myths Encyclopedia) It is primarily based off of the Viking culture in these countries. Norse mythology developed from the myth and legends of northern peoples who spoke Germanic languages. It shares many features with the mythology of pre-Christian Germanic groups. (Myths Encyclopedia) These supernatural figures, could have possibly been the basis for the Christian beliefs of a “god” that were derived from these pagan figures. It is seen that much of Christian symbols and figures were taken from the former pagan religion as much as it could try to be denied. Norse gods are interesting in many different ways and I am ready to explore some of their backgrounds. 

Advameg Inc. “Norse Mythology.” Myths Encyclopedia: Myths and Legends of the World. 2010. Web. 29 October 2010. <>.

By: Dan Mills
October 29, 2010