Essay about Norse MYthology Vs. Greek Mythology

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Norse Mythology vs. Greek Mythology

     There are many mythologies in the world, and all of these have things in common as well as differences. A very popular mythology would be Greek mythology, Which many people know about it or at least know of it. Another not as popular mythology is Norse mythology; Norse mythology is the religion of the Norse people. The Norse people are the ancient people of northern Europe (Scandinavia, Iceland, Denmark, Northern Germany etc.) (World Book 259).
     A major difference between Norse mythology and Greek mythology are both cultures views of the after life and what happens there. In Greek mythology there is one allotted place for people to go after
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The Aesir and the Vanir are your basic extraordinary immortals, though in Norse mythology the gods were thought to be mortal, only kept immortal by eating the apples of Idun. However, they could be slain even if they ate the apples. The Jotnar were giants or the Norse equivalent to the Greek titans, but the Jotnar did not fight with the gods in a war like the titans did with the Greek gods. The Álfar are lesser “gods” that control nature. Álfar are viewed as “gods” of fertility due to their connection to nature (agriculture specifically); they’re not actual gods in the sense it is used but more so magically inclined creatures. Finally are the Svartálfar or commonly referred to as dwarves, trolls, dark Álfar, or black Álfar. The Svartálfar aren’t anything like the Álfar; they are regarded as being small, disfigured people who dwell in mountains and mounds and hate the light. The Svartálfar were master craftsman and made many things for the gods such as Thor’s hammer (Mjollnir) a wall around Asgard (land of the gods) and countless rings. In Norse mythology they seem to have to “clans” or groups of gods, the Vanir and the Aesir. They don’t appear to have any noticable differences. The Vanir are referred to as “lesser” gods and are usually viewed as gods and goddesses of fertility. The Aesir are more of your standard gods and

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