Comparing Greek and Norse Mythologys

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Comparing Greek and Norse Mythologys

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Comparing Greek and Norse Mythologys

Greek Mythology and the Norse Mythology are very similar in basic concepts and structure. Many other groups used myths but nothing can compare to the Greek and Norse myths with their great meaning and reason for everything. Both Greek and Norse Mythology are alike from the creation to the same power structure to the belief have having a preset faith. The Main difference is the mind set and personality of the stories and characters within them.

The creation story, as told by Greek mythology, is very different to the Norse. In Greek mythology, the gods did not create the universe, they were created by the universe. The first descendants of Chaos were Night, Day, Heaven, and Earth. The gods were then descendants of Mother Earth and Father Heaven. Within Norse mythology, the gods were responsible for building the universe. Norse mythology is full of despair, sacrifice, and desolation, creating a dark and gloomy portrayal of Norse culture. The only bright spot in Norse mythology is remarkable heroism. Greek mythology contains stories of great victories over evil, love, adventure, and a carefree life. The hero inevitably wins and mankind is always celebrated. Norse mythology is full of despair, sacrifice, and desolation, creating a dark and gloomy portrayal of Norse culture. The only bright spot in Norse mythology is remarkable heroism, which is characteristically marked by the death of the protagonist. Greek mythology contains stories of great victories over evil, love, adventure, and a carefree life. The hero inevitably wins and mankind is always celebrated. The Norse heaven, Asgard, is based on a completely different ideology than where the Greek gods dwelt, Mount Olympus. There is no joy or bliss in Asgard, merely a dismal sense of doom. Accompanied with Asgard is the unceasing threat of inevitable and complete destruction Mount Olympus, by contrast, is a place full of merriment and carefree celebration, never does...

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