History YMMV / NorseMythology

23rd Sep '17 11:40:52 AM Josef5678
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** More to the point, the Norse Gods are described repeatedly in the original myths as vulnerable ''and'' mortal, they are afraid of Frost Giants, Trolls and others and rely greatly on powerful weapons and artifacts (such as Mjolnir) to feel safe, have to sacrifice eyes and limbs to achieve their ends (Odin sacrifices his eye, Tyr sacrifices his arm) and of course there's the fact that in the end, EveryoneDies. Founding an ideology of power and domination based on Gods who are mortal, vulnerable and self-destructive is ComicallyMissingThePoint.

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** More to the point, the Norse Gods are described repeatedly in the original myths as vulnerable ''and'' mortal, they are afraid of Frost Giants, Trolls and others and rely greatly on powerful weapons and artifacts (such as Mjolnir) Mjölnir) to feel safe, have to sacrifice eyes and limbs to achieve their ends (Odin sacrifices his eye, Tyr sacrifices his arm) and of course there's the fact that in the end, EveryoneDies. Founding an ideology of power and domination based on Gods who are mortal, vulnerable and self-destructive is ComicallyMissingThePoint.missing the point.
3rd Aug '17 8:33:44 PM shatterstar
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* DemotedToExtra: Tyr was originally the king of the gods until Odin got more popular. Now everybody just knows him as "that god with the one hand" who is the namesake of Tuesday (i.e. Tyr's Day). This resulted in some versions making the RetCon that Tyr was head god first, but stepped down when he lost his hand to Fenrir.
23rd Jul '17 12:32:50 PM Eilevgmyhren
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** The ''Semundar Edda'' or ''Poetic Edda'' although collected in the fourteenth century, is reckoned to be somewhat older than the Snorra Edda, though.
23rd Jul '17 12:21:44 PM Eilevgmyhren
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** Loki may actually be a DecompositeCharacter, because he shares his trickster trait with Odinn. Thus, considering that Odinn himself was a trickster god to begin with, Loki, in theory, may have been singled out as a separate character from a more complex and original Wotan-like trickster.
2nd Apr '17 12:03:33 PM DustSnitch
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* MemeticMutation: {{Jesus}} promised the end of all wicked people. Odin promised the end of all ice giants. [[LogicalFallacies I don't see many ice giants around.]]

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* MemeticMutation: {{Jesus}} UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} promised the end of all wicked people. Odin promised the end of all ice giants. [[LogicalFallacies I don't see many ice giants around.]]
1st Mar '17 2:04:18 PM JulianLapostat
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* EvilIsCool: The Frost Giants, Midgard Serpent, Fenris Wolf, Hel, Loki, qualify individually and together.
28th Feb '17 9:03:01 AM JulianLapostat
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* VindicatedByHistory: For most of history, the Norse mythology was deprecated by European intellectuals who honored Greek and Roman mythology, as well as stories from the Bible as being of great value. The Eddas that form the source for the mythologies was written by Sturluson for primarily linguistic reasons and references and not because he ''liked'' the stories. Yet in the 19th, 20th and 21st Century, the Norse myth is considered to be as compelling and moving as other pantheons and its characters Thor, Odin and Loki unleashed a FountainOfExpies in multiple HighFantasy and other genres.

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* VindicatedByHistory: For most of history, the Norse mythology was deprecated by European intellectuals who honored Greek and Roman mythology, as well as stories from the Bible as being of great value. The Eddas that form the source for the mythologies was written by Sturluson for primarily linguistic reasons and references as a reference guide towards understanding skaldic poetry and not because he ''liked'' the stories. Yet in the 19th, 20th and 21st Century, the Norse myth is considered to be as compelling and moving as other pantheons and its characters Thor, Odin and Loki unleashed a FountainOfExpies in multiple HighFantasy and other genres.
27th Feb '17 5:08:53 PM JulianLapostat
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* CriticalDissonance: Norse Mythology has always had a bigger influence on popular culture and fantasy (whether its superhero comics, grand opera, epic fantasy, heavy metal music, science fiction) than on high culture (say, modernist fiction, arthouse cinema, avant-garde theater) and so on. The one exception is Music/RichardWagner's Ring Cycle operas which was intended to bridge popular and high culture.

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* CriticalDissonance: Norse Mythology has always had a bigger influence on popular culture and fantasy (whether its superhero comics, grand opera, epic fantasy, heavy metal music, science fiction) than on high culture (say, modernist fiction, arthouse cinema, avant-garde theater) and so on. The one exception is Music/RichardWagner's Ring Cycle operas which was intended to bridge popular and high culture.
27th Feb '17 4:23:42 PM JulianLapostat
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* CriticalDissonance: Norse Mythology has always had a bigger influence on popular culture and fantasy (whether its superhero comics, grand opera, epic fantasy, heavy metal music, science fiction) than on high culture (say, modernist fiction, arthouse cinema, avant-garde theater) and so on. The one exception is Music/RichardWagner's Ring Cycle operas which was intended to bridge popular and high culture.
27th Feb '17 4:17:37 PM JulianLapostat
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* VindicatedByHistory: For most of history, the Norse mythology was deprecated by European intellectuals who honored Greek and Roman mythology, as well as stories from the Bible as being of great value. The Eddas that form the source for the mythologies was written by Sturluson for primarily linguistic reasons and references and not because he ''liked'' the stories. Yet in the 19th, 20th and 21st Century, the Norse myth is considered to be as compelling and moving as other pantheons and its characters Thor, Odin and Loki unleashed a FountainOfExpies in multiple HighFantasy and other genres.
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