History Characters / NorseMythology

12th Dec '17 4:27:31 AM TotallyNotAnAlien
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** It's also possible that Odin is an expy of [[CelticMythology Lugh Lamhfhada]]. Both are deities associated with both war and art (especially poetry), are {{trickster}}s, have spears that never miss their targets, and are leaders of their respective pantheons.
13th Nov '17 4:28:19 PM Carliro
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* GodOfEvil: May or may not have originally filled this role, since he is noted as [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fenrir#Theories sharing a similar mythology]] to [[UsefulNotes/{{Zoroastrianism}} Ahriman]].
3rd Nov '17 3:35:37 PM VampireBuddha
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* [[GrimReaper Grim Reapers]]: They were responsible for gathering the souls of slain warriors for Odin and Freyja's halls. In some versions of the myths, they were more proactive than usual for this trope, actively arranging for worthy warriors to get killed so that they could harvest their souls.

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* [[GrimReaper Grim Reapers]]: {{Grim Reaper}}s: They were responsible for gathering the souls of slain warriors for Odin and Freyja's halls. In some versions of the myths, they were more proactive than usual for this trope, actively arranging for worthy warriors to get killed so that they could harvest their souls.




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* {{Xenafication}}: In the mythology, they are mostly akin to grim reapers. Modern portrayals downplay or drop this entirely in favour of emphasising their martial skills.
3rd Nov '17 3:03:25 AM Misstress
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* EvenBadGuysLoveTheirMamas: He's not evil per se, but he does hold his mother, Laufey, in high esteem, to the point where he chose to call himself "Laufeyson" rather than "Farbautison".

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* EvenBadGuysLoveTheirMamas: EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: He's not evil per se, but he does hold his mother, Laufey, in high esteem, to the point where he chose to call himself "Laufeyson" rather than "Farbautison".
2nd Nov '17 10:03:41 AM Edrobot
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* AdaptationDyeJob: For whatever reason, Thor is almost universally depicted as blond in modern fiction. The Norse would have thought this completely out of character for the raging giant slayer, as blonds in their culture were considered to be shrewd and calculating, whereas redheads were whirling vortices of blood and spit.

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* AdaptationDyeJob: For whatever reason, reason ''*cough* [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Marvel Comics]] *cough*'', Thor is almost universally depicted as blond in modern fiction. The Norse would have thought this completely out of character for the raging giant slayer, as blonds in their culture were considered to be shrewd and calculating, whereas redheads were whirling vortices of blood and spit.
2nd Nov '17 6:59:23 AM Misstress
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The blood brother of Odin, Loki is technically a god--one of the Aesir. As in Norse culture, once you are adopted, you are officially one of the tribe--and therefore are a part of the family. So even though Loki was a child of giants (which were the primal forces in Norse Mythology), he was also one of the Aesir. He's a TricksterArchetype who has been often turned into a {{Satan}} [[HijackedByJesus equivalent]]. Also known as "the sly god" and "father of the wolf".

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The blood brother of Odin, Loki is technically a god--one of the Aesir. As in Norse culture, once you are adopted, you are officially one of the tribe--and therefore are a part of the family. So even though Loki was a child of giants (which were the primal forces in Norse Mythology), he was also one of the Aesir. He's a TricksterArchetype who has been often turned into a {{Satan}} [[HijackedByJesus equivalent]]. Also known as "the sly god" and "father of the wolf". He was born the giant Farbauti and the giantess Laufey, his biological brothers are Helblindi and Býleistr.


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* EvenBadGuysLoveTheirMamas: He's not evil per se, but he does hold his mother, Laufey, in high esteem, to the point where he chose to call himself "Laufeyson" rather than "Farbautison".
29th Oct '17 2:30:19 PM nombretomado
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* {{Expy}}: He is similar to Deidalos of GreekMythology, another UltimateBlacksmith held captive and forging his own wings to escape.

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* {{Expy}}: He is similar to Deidalos of GreekMythology, Myth/GreekMythology, another UltimateBlacksmith held captive and forging his own wings to escape.
10th Oct '17 12:46:03 PM Carliro
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* DeityOfHumanOrigin[=/=]WasOnceAMan: In the Prose Edda its claimed that they were once a normal girl and boy. Odin, [[JerkassGods being the asshole he is]], made them into the sun and moon and had them be persecuted by wolves until the end of time.



* RessurectiveImmortality: Sunna is killed by Sköll at Ragnarok, but she's reborn as her daughter.

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* RessurectiveImmortality: RessurectiveImmmortality: Sunna is killed by Sköll at Ragnarok, but she's reborn as her daughter.
10th Oct '17 12:41:23 PM Carliro
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* HighQueen: Its been speculated that several prominent Norse goddesses were syncretised with Sunna. At any rate, many prominent female figures in Scandinavian history are named after the sun.

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* HighQueen: TheHighQueen: Its been speculated that several prominent Norse goddesses were syncretised with Sunna. At any rate, many prominent female figures in Scandinavian history are named after the sun.


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* RessurectiveImmortality: Sunna is killed by Sköll at Ragnarok, but she's reborn as her daughter.
10th Oct '17 12:36:19 PM Carliro
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* [[AlternateCompanyEquivalent Alternate Mythology Equivalent]]: To [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Apollo]]; both are sun related gods associated with sexuality, and are not the only light related deities in their pantheon (the situation of replacement in the written myths is actually inverse: Apollo replaced Helios as the sun god, while Baldr replaced Freyr as a light god).

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* [[AlternateCompanyEquivalent Alternate Mythology Equivalent]]: To [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Apollo]]; both are sun related gods associated with sexuality, and are not the only light related deities in their pantheon (the situation of replacement in the written myths is actually inverse: Apollo replaced Helios as the sun god, while Baldr replaced Freyr as a light god). Though do note that the actual sun in Norse mythology is a goddess (see below).



* HighQueen: Its been speculated that several prominent Norse goddesses were syncretised with Sunna. At any rate, many prominent female figures in Scandinavian history are named after the sun.



%% * LightEmUp

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%% * LightEmUpLightEmUp: As the embodiments of the sun and moon, this is a given.



%% * {{Lunacy}}

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%% * {{Lunacy}}{{Lunacy}}: Máni, the moon. Apparently controls [[PlayingWithFire fire]].



%% * ThePowerOfTheSun
%% * SolarAndLunar

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%% * ThePowerOfTheSun
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ThePowerOfTheSun: Sunna the sun.
* SolarAndLunar
SolarAndLunar: Given their natures.
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