A Conversation for Norse Mythology

A little too pat?

Post 1

NAITA (Join ViTAL - A1014625)

Love the subject, love the entry, but for one little thing. It's a little too perfect. One single place it's mentioned that "There are many variations of these stories depending on the translation." This isn't enough! smiley - smiley
Like other pantheons the norse one is a jumble of gods and godesses worshipped by different cults and peoples and brought together over time into what we perceive today as 'Norse mythology'. Because of that not only do the stories exist in multiple versions, the gods do too. And the variation would have been even greater at the time they were a part of life.
With this as the main entry on Norse mythology in the guide (I might write some more on my favourite deities and stories smiley - smiley ) I'd like to see a tiny "disclaimer", a paragraph would suffice, telling that this is one angle out of many. The easy separation into Aesir and Vanir, Frost Giants, Fire Giants and "Normal Giants" and the God to Role relations are anything _but_ easy.

This is just me being picky though, and now I've got my opinion linked to the entry. smiley - smiley
Once again, good entry. smiley - ok

A little too pat?

Post 2


Hi there!

The original Entry was called Norse Mythology - A Summary, but that got taken out in the edit... this isn't actually the main Entry, as I think someone had plans to do a University project on it...

Thanks for your comments!

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A little too pat?

Post 3

NAITA (Join ViTAL - A1014625)

Even as a summary it needs to inform the reader that all diversity, contradiction and controversion has been left out. smiley - smiley

I'll stop complaining now. smiley - smiley

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