Scandinavian Mythology


The beginning of goes back before the
Vikings, during the Scandinavian Bronze Age, which lasted from 1600 - 450
BC. Some of the mythology remains today. The stories recorded from this
mythology are taken from the work of Christian writers and poets. I will
begin by telling the story of the creation of the world, according to Norse
mythology.
The Creation- In the beginning there was no earth or heaven, no
sand nor see nor cooling waves. There was only Ginnungagap, a great void.
In the north there was an icy world, while in the south, a fiery realm. The
northern part of Ginnungagap became filled with the ice and. When that ice
formed and was firm, a drizzling rain arose from the ...

Want to read the rest of this paper?
Join Essayworld today to view this entire essay
and over 50,000 other term papers

continued to thaw another form was
created. This form became a cow called Audhumbla. From her teats flowed
four rivers of milk and it was upon this that Ymir was
fed. While he fed, Ymir slept, and while he slept a male and female frost
giant grew from his armpits and one leg fathered a six headed troll with
the other leg.
Audhumbla lived by licking the ice-blocks that were salty, and by
the evening of the first day there appeared a man's hair where she licked.
On the second day, a man's head appeared, and by the third day the whole
man was freed from the ice. This man was called Buri. He had a son name Bor
who married Bestla, who was the daughter of the giant Bolthum. Bor and
Bestla had three sons, Odin, Vili, andVe.
There was great strife between the offspring of Ymir and the
children of Bor and Bestla. Odin led his brothers against Ymir and they
killed him. Ever since that time there has been hatred and enmity between
the gods and the giants.
Odin and ...

Get instant access to over 50,000 essays.
Write better papers. Get better grades.


Already a member? Login

and they were called Ask and Embla. Midgard was given to them
to inhabit.
Now that the earth was made and had been filled with all manners of
beings the gods created a home for themselves. The gods then built for
themselves a stronghold in the middle of the world and it is known as
Asgard. They built a bridge to connect Asgard and Midgard, and this bridge
is Bifrost. Asgard is sheltered by the great world tree, Yggdrasil, which
touches upon all of the worlds.
Yggdrasil- the world tree, the ash tree that connects all of the
Nine Worlds of Norse mythology. The tree survives the torment of Nithog
nibbling at its roots and of stags and goats tearing leaves and bark from
the ...

Succeed in your coursework without stepping into a library.
Get access to a growing library of notes, book reports,
and research papers in 2 minutes or less.


CITE THIS PAGE:

Scandinavian Mythology. (2005, September 8). Retrieved February 17, 2018, from http://www.essayworld.com/essays/Scandinavian-Mythology/32946
"Scandinavian Mythology." Essayworld.com. Essayworld.com, 8 Sep. 2005. Web. 17 Feb. 2018. <http://www.essayworld.com/essays/Scandinavian-Mythology/32946>
"Scandinavian Mythology." Essayworld.com. September 8, 2005. Accessed February 17, 2018. http://www.essayworld.com/essays/Scandinavian-Mythology/32946.
"Scandinavian Mythology." Essayworld.com. September 8, 2005. Accessed February 17, 2018. http://www.essayworld.com/essays/Scandinavian-Mythology/32946.
JOIN NOW
Join today and get instant access to this and 50,000+ other essays


PAPER DETAILS
Added: 9/8/2005 11:36:58 AM
Category: Miscellaneous
Type: Premium Paper
Words: 1512
Pages: 6

Save | Report

SHARE THIS PAPER

SAVED ESSAYS
Save and find your favorite essays easier

SIMILAR ESSAYS
Mystical Caves Used Throughout
The Symbolism Of The Crow
The Vikings
The Mythology Of Crime And Crim...
The Muses Of Greek Mythology
A Portrait Of The Artist As A Y...
Mythology: Important Part Of Hi...
Greek Mythology
Greek Mythology
Comparison Between Greek And Is...
Copyright | Cancel | Contact Us

Copyright © 2018 Essayworld. All rights reserved