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    Might is Right Ruling with fear and force is not a satisfactory way to govern. In T.H. White's novel, The Once and Future King, the Wart goes on adventures to learn about how to be a good ruler, as he will one day become King Arthur. Guided by the good wizard Merlyn, Wart is turned into an array of creatures, ranging from a badger, to an ant to teach Wart how to be a good king. He learns from other rulers mistakes, and learns his place in the world, to eventually sit on a throne. Like Wart discovered on one occasion, "Might is Right" is not a desirable way of governing. Wart's first adventure with Merlyn is as a fish in the Moat around Sir Ector, Wart's adoptive father's, castle. Wart met the ruler of the Moat, a large pike called Mr. P,…

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    A week before Kay was to be knighted, Wart was working in the kitchen thinking about his certain future. A sad expression formed on his face, for he loved Kay, but it was because of Kay that he would never be happy. Sir Ector came in with intentions of cheering his son up.” You take a glass of this canary, and see if old Merlyn can’t start cheerin’ you up” (White 228). Inside Wart’s mind, Sir Ector was right, so in a sulky mood Wart went to visit Merlyn. However, when Merlyn gave a lengthy…

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    Before Christianity there was a religion known as German Mythology during the Middle Ages. This religion contained many deities and tales that make up this mythology. Deities such as Odin, Thor, Freya, and Loki. (“Norse Mythology”) The Norse people believe that there are two types of gods. There were the Æsir and the Vanir. The Æsir believed the gods created war, power and death. The Vanir are responsible for the fertility. ("Norse Mythology.") How was the earth created? No plants, lakes,…

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    Essay On Norse Paganism

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    Vikings; early Europe’s bloodthirsty warriors. At the surface, they seemed no better than packs of wild dogs, faithless and savage. These “dogs” did have faith. They had faith in the many Gods and Goddesses of the Aesir. Tales of creatures, immortal beings, and everlasting wars would fill the halls of longhouses across the lands for hundreds of years, until they steadily faded away for centuries. Norse-paganism was once a great and prosperous religion that spread throughout most of Europe. It…

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    While some people think of myths and mythology as just meaningless stories, they can actually be something that brings people together. Mythology is a field of study that is neglected in our high school, and even our college educational systems. The definition of mythology is a body or collection of myths belonging to a people and addressing their origin, history, deities, ancestors,and heroes. The term “a people” refers to a culture. This means that, per this definition, two cultures can have…

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    The Greco-Roman pantheon and the Norse pantheon are extremely similar to one another with similar roles. From Thor to Jupiter to Odin to Hephaestus, the gods in the pantheons. The “trickster” archetype is common throughout both even though it has a more obvious presence in the Norse Pantheon. The honorable warrior and thunder lord archetypes are almost explicitly the same since honorable warriors were at the height of both societies. The main goddesses in both are also extremely similar in their…

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    Both Odysseus and Telemachus play extremely pivotal and important roles in Homer’s The Odyssey. The phrase “like father like son” can easily describe the similarities between Odysseus and Telemachus’s characters. However, no human beings are exactly alike as both characters also share a great number of differences. So although Odysseus and Telemachus are both similar in the way that they’re great heroic warriors, they differ in craftiness and arrogance which reflect Ancient Greek values.…

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    Norse God Research Paper

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    I Am Burdened with Glorious Purpose: The End In western culture, God is a being that people look up to and strive to be. He is nothing like humans are, yet westerners constantly endeavor to live, act and think in His likeness. The Norse viewed their gods and goddesses differently. They were still indisputably powerful, and the Norse fought to live their lives in a way that pleased the gods. But their gods were greedy and jealous and wrathful, which means they are not perfect as Christians see…

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    Reality vs. Myth Sir Thomas Malory was influenced by the knights in his time to write Arthur becomes King. Sir Malory was born in Warwickshire, England, sometime around 1405. As a young man, Malory was a fairly wealthy landowner. He became a knight in 1442 and served in Parliament in 1445. He became involved in crime and allied himself politically with people and groups who opposed the royal government. He spent several years in prison for his crimes and political alle-giances while in prison…

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    A Knight’s Tale is a movie about a young squire named William Thatcher, a young squire named William Thatcher, who enters into a journey of becoming a Knight. The call to adventure seemed very interesting to me. When William Thatcher found his knight, Sir Ector, dead with only one joust left in a jousting tournament, the call is to one of the squires to take Sir Ector’s spot in the tournament. This is a call to adventure to Will because he thinks this is a chance to “change his stars” as these…

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