myth essay.docx - Wold 1 1 Heroism There are many heroes and heroines in Norse Mythology None of which are innocent in making mistakes which is

myth essay.docx - Wold 1 1 Heroism There are many heroes...

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Wold 1. Heroism: There are many heroes and heroines in Norse Mythology. None of which are innocent in making mistakes, which is important in reminding oneself of their humanity and that mistakes do not have to define themselves negatively. One of the most prominent heroes due to popular culture is the god known for killing giants, Thor. Virtually all of the myths surrounding him involve killing giants for one reason or another. The most important giant he fought was the Midgard serpent during the final battle of Ragnarök. He had a close bond with his human assistant Thálfi and this bond was often represented by people wearing amulets of his hammer. One day Thálfi came to Thor battered and bloody. Enraged, Thor demanded to know whose skull he needed to crush, but Thálfi was unable to speak. He opened his mouth to show Thor that his tongue was missing as well. Thor instantly thought of Odin’s ravens, Hugin and Munin. After taking Thálfi to a healer he rushed to Odin to demand why his ravens attacked Thálfi. Before he had the chance to speak, he saw the ravens perched
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