About This Chapter
Who's It For?
Anyone who needs help learning or mastering material about Norse gods, goddesses and stories will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about Norse mythology. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
- Students who are looking for easy ways to identify the most important information on the topic
- Students who have fallen behind in memorizing events and people associated with Norse gods, goddesses and stories
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning mythology (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
- Students who have limited time to study for an upcoming exam
How It Works:
- Watch each video in the chapter to review all key topics.
- Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with a short quiz.
- Complete your review with the Mythology Study Guide: Norse Gods, Goddesses & Stories chapter exam.
Why It Works:
- Study Efficiently: The lessons in this chapter cover only information you need to know.
- Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
- Be Ready on Test Day: Take the Mythology Study Guide: Norse Gods, Goddesses & Stories chapter exam to make sure you're prepared.
- Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any mythology question. They're here to help!
- Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.
Students Will Review:
This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about Norse gods, goddesses, and stories for a standard mythology course. Topics covered include:
- The myths of the Aesir gods: Odin, Thor, Frigg, Baldr, and Tyr
- Tthe Norse Vanir gods
- Elves, giants, and the many mythical creatures in Norse mythology
- The stories of Odin's one eye, Fenrir, and Thor's hammer
- The myths of Signy and Sigurd
1. Norse Aesir Gods & Goddesses: Facts & Mythology
Norse mythology is complex, and is one of the few systems to embrace multiple tribes of deities. In this lesson we'll look at the Aesir gods and goddesses and examine some popular myths about them.
2. Norse Vanir Gods & Goddesses: Facts & Mythology
Norse mythology recognized two sets of deities. In this lesson we'll look at the Vanir tribe and discover what they meant to Norse mythology and history, and how they related to the other members of the Norse pantheon.
3. Creatures in Norse Mythology
Many of us have heard of various creatures from Norse mythology, but in this lesson, we'll look at what these magical beings meant to the Norse and discover how they fit within larger Norse beliefs.
4. Norse Mythology: Odin's One Eye, Thor's Hammer & The Story of Fenrir
Norse mythology is full of characters who are very often defined by a certain trait. In this lesson, we'll explore three popular myths and see what they reveal about the Norse cosmology.
5. The Stories of Signy & Sigurd in Norse Mythology
Norse mythology contains some fascinating stories. In this lesson, we'll check out a few legends surrounding the characters Signy and Sigurd and see what they reveal about Norse society.
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Other chapters within the Mythology Study Guide course
- Mythology Study Guide: Understanding Myths
- Mythology Study Guide: Greek Gods & Heroes
- Mythology Study Guide: Greek Goddesses & Heroines
- Mythology Study Guide: The Trojan War, The Iliad & The Odyssey
- Mythology Study Guide: Greek Tragedy
- Mythology Study Guide: Roman Gods, Goddesses & Heroes
- Mythology Study Guide: Mythological Gods & Creatures