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Nicole Armas
Nicole Armas2 years ago
From the fearsome Vikings came Norse mythology; tales where Odin reigned in Asgard and only great warriors would go to Valhalla after death. Is there a particular figure in Norse mythology that you find the most interesting? How about a favourite story? What do you think of Marvel's depiction of Thor and Loki? Let the discussions begin!
Stefani Michelle
Stefani Michelle2 years ago
My favorite part of Norse mythology, this is mostly part of their culture, but they viewed their "soul" as having multiple parts. Instead of the normal three parts ( mind, body, soul) I believe there are 9 or 10. I only have studied 8 and 6 of them are commonly known. One part if the living body, another desires. There is one part that is purely about your spirit animal. Another part is about transformation, their myth that a person can change their form. It is so cool to view. My favorite part of the soul is the "hamingia" which is a person's luck, but the luck is only passed down through their ancestors. So if your ancestor before you had terrible luck so will you and it will hard to turn that luck around. If you hamingja is good then that gives you the ability to actually use the other part of the soul that has to deal with shapeshifting. It is so intriguing! Each part of the soul is intertwined with another and has deep seeds in their myths. I am using it as a base for the magic system in my novel. :)
Nicole Armas
Nicole Armas2 years ago
That's really cool. I never thought of the soul being 9 or 10 parts before, I always thought it being just three. The concept of hamingia is rather intriguing too, it kinda reminds me of karma from Hinduism
MarsianWarrior
MarsianWarrior2 years ago
Loki is actually Odin's brother. And Loki is not a frost giant.
I still like marvel though!
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