On What Occasions Does Norse Mythology Play an Important Role in Beowulf?

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On what occasions does Norse Mythology play an important role in Beowulf? Throughout the story of Beowulf, Norse Mythology has been an important factor of the story’s continuation. While they both have interactions with Christianity, they are both very important. Norse Mythology has existed as early as the 10th century. Just like how Beowulf, and many other epics have been told, Norse mythology was preserved through the tradition of oral preservation. Norse Mythology

It is said that there are twelve major Norse gods. This is of similar to the twelve chief Roman gods and goddesses. Odin was the chief god and only had one eye, while the god of war, Tyr, only had one arm. This meant that in Northern Europe, this mythology did not emphasize on the gods and goddesses beauty. Buri was the the first Norse god and was the grandfather of Odin. According to Norse mythology, the world was created when Frost-Giant Ymir was killed by Odin and his brothers. There are five supernatural races in the Norse religion. They are the Aesir, Vanir, Giants, Dwarves and the Valkyries. Although Norse Mythology is old and is much forgotten, there are many influences in modern society! The Nordic gods have left much vocabulary for the Germanic language. One example that can be seen from this are the days of the weeks. Each day represented a god, or the sun and moon.

In Norse Mythology, there were nine worlds that was broken down into three levels: Niflheim- The world of fog, Muspelheim- The world of fire, and Asgard- The home of the gods. This was similar to the Roman’s view too (underworld, etc). The twelve Norse gods were Odin, Frigga, Thor, Balder, Tyr, Frey, Freya, Heimdall, Loki, Hel, Idun, and Kvasir. Odin was the chief god and was also god of poetry, battle, and death. He was very similar to Zeus from Greek mythology. Frigga was Odin’s wife and was very wife. Both of them have had many affairs. Thor was the son of Odin and is the god of thunder. Thursday was...
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