The Norse Myths Topics for Discussion

Kevin Crossley-Holland
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Choose another creation story you are familiar with (Biblical, Oriental, Native American, etc.) to compare and contrast with the Norse creation myth.

Discuss Odin's role as the All-Father in relation the Christian ideal of the one true God.

Compare the burial of Balder with other burial scenes in Anglo-Saxon literature. How is it like the burial of Beowulf, of Boromir in Lord of the Rings?

Discuss the odd reality that the gods can grow old and are not eternal beings.

Thor is constantly battling the giants. Do you view his battles as necessity or sport?

Odin enjoys tricking the gods and using disguises with humans. How does Odin's trickery differ from Loki's?

How does the new earth after Ragnarok mirror the creation in the beginning?

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