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  • The Aesir Gods

    When Baldur began to have visions of his death, Frigg gathered everything in existence and made them swear an oath to not hurt Baldur. Loki, the trickster, asked Frigg if she had excluded anything. She said that she didn't include mistletoe because it would be to small to hurt Baldur. Loki then made a spear out of mistletoe and asked a blind god, Hodr, to throw it at Baldur. Baldur got impaled with spear and died. Odin made one of his sons go to Helheim to retrieve Baldur. When Hel was asked to release Baldur, she refused and said everyone would have to cry for him in order for her to release him. Everyone did cry for him except for a giantess named Pokk. Due to Pokk's actions, Hel refused to release Baldur until Ragnarok…

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  • Scavenger In Norse Culture

    The Norse deity I decided to do for my character analysis on, is the ever deceitful Loki. He is a clever and cunning figure in Norse mythology, he played an important role in the death of Baldur. Loki is also known for being very malicious and only cares about self-gain. Although, he has proven that he can be quite helpful in times of certain need. The aspects I chose for Loki were clever and cunning, self-indulgent, and powerful or mystical. My main point of this essay is to show you how…

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  • Compare And Contrast The Greek Gods And Norse Mythology

    The most obvious connection between these gods is their collective connections to the afterlife and the underworld. Both Hermes and Odin are seen as envoys to the dead and Odin specifically was commonly honored through sacrifices of powerful figures. Odin and Loki’s offspring also run some of the afterlives just as Hades runs the entirety of the Greek afterlife. As king of the gods, Odin is popularly depicted as a wise and serene figure analogous to Zeus, but Odin is actually a seemingly…

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  • Christopher Colfer's Character Analysis

    and Loki from Norse mythology. Loki’s story begins in Thor directed by Kenneth Branagh where it is shown that he lives in the shadow of his older brother Thor. Loki works hard to try and please his father Odin but is ostracized by other Asgardians since he doesn’t crave battle as they do. “A wise king never seeks out war but he must always be ready for it” (Branagh). This quote comes from Odin and it can easily be said that Loki builds himself around these words.…

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  • Hammer Of Thor

    An obvious illusion is seen when Utgard-Loki said, “Normally we have boring guests like Thor. I tell him, ‘Thor, drink this mead.’ He just tries and tries! It doesn’t even occur to him that the mead cup is connected to the ocean and he can’t possibly drain it. (Riordan 4346)” This illusion connects to the previous text, because the heroes had just finished a challenge with the devious giants, in which nothing was what it seemed to be. The flow of this illusion went perfectly with the context…

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  • Scavengers Persuasive Speech

    Loki is the Norse god of trickery. He never had any intention to help anyone, but himself. This put Loki into many situations where he decided to help the giants instead of helping the other gods. However, Loki would be caught up by his own ambitions. He often made a promise to the giants that went against the gods, but then he had to make another new promise to the other gods that went against the giants. In one instance Loki had to captured the goddess Idun and gave her to the giant Thiazi.…

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  • Scavengers Narrative

    him as he stood holding Loki’s gaze, smiling slightly. “Stand behind me, put your arms around my neck,” Tony instructed. Loki did, and a moment later they were flying. Tony was flying slower than usual, since he had an unarmored companion on his back, but still they were whipping through the sky, almost silently around the mostly-quiet, mostly-dark skyscrapers. Loki could feel the wind on his face, in his hair. Fandral, the succession, Steve - everything fell away like the ground beneath them.…

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  • Essay On Norse Paganism

    them to prove a point (“The Asatru”). The Deities in which the Norse believed in is one of the richest part of Asatru. The Aesir are the predominate “tribe” of Gods in Asatru. It consists of more than twenty known beings - the more frequent of them being figures such as Odin, Thor, Frigg, Tyr, Loki, etc (“Norse”). These mighty warrior-gods lived an eternity in opulence. The Aesir reside in what is called “Asgard”, one of the nine worlds located among the roots and branches of the world-tree…

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  • Uranus And Greek Mythology Similarities

    the guardian of the gods. Hermod was another son of Odin that went to the land of the dead when Balder died to try to bring him back. The god Hod was the blind son of Odin, and unwittingly killed Balder. The goddess Idun was the guardian of the golden apples, which let the gods live forever. The god Loki was a mysterious god. He was actually the son of two giants, but lived in Asgard as a god because he was a blood brother to Odin. He was crafty and deceitful, and eventually wrought the…

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  • Vikings Influence On American Culture

    Vikings were an impactful group of people during the Middle Ages. Vikings were an intimidating group of people that defeated enemies, won battles, and influenced European culture. The viking religion influenced later religion. Their warfare strategies are still used today. Vikings were influential. Vikings were polytheistic in their religion. The vikings worshipped seven gods in their religion. “Viking gods were believed to be part of nature and could be as foolish as humans.” Odin, Thor,…

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