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Mythology Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part Seven. The Mythology of the Norsemen - The Stories of Signy and of Sigurd, and The Norse Gods Summary

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Part Seven. The Mythology of the Norsemen - The Stories of Signy and of Sigurd, and The Norse Gods Summary and Analysis

In Norse mythology, Odin was the Sky Father and king of the gods. He and his brothers created the world and the things in it from the dead body of the giant Ymir. Man was created from an ash tree, and woman from an elm. Dwarfs, ugly craftsmen who lived under the earth, and elves, sprites who looked after flowers and streams, also existed. A huge tree called Yggdrasil supported the universe, with roots that extended into the world of men, the realm of the frost giants, and the kingdom of Hel (the goddess of death). This tree was fated to die one day, after which the universe would...

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