Scoop

NORSE MYTHOLOGY: THE PLAYERS

Many gods and goddesses are named in Norse Mythology. Most of the stories we have, however, concern two gods, Odin and his son Thor, and Odin’s blood brother, a giant’s son called Loki, who lives with the Aesir in Asgard.

ODIN

The highest and oldest of all the gods is Odin. Odin knows many secrets. He gave an eye for wisdom. More than that, for knowledge of runes, and for power, he sacrificed himself to himself.

He hung from the world-tree, Yggdrasil, hung there for nine nights. His side was pierced by the

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from Scoop

Scoop3 min read
But Is It Art?
Sometimes it seems that when a rich person paints on a building it’s called art, but when a poor person paints it’s called graffiti. The difference might be that graffiti is often done without permission and is regarded as vandalism. However, art or
Scoop2 min read
The Golden Ratio
What links the Mona Lisa’s nose, the Cathedral of Chartres, the most pleasing arrangement of a rectangle and – to give one of the more surprising examples found in nature – the magnetic resonance of spins in cobalt niobate crystals? The answer is the
Scoop3 min read
Amrita Sher-gil
Amrita’s parents – Marie Antoinette Gottesman-Baktay, a Hungarian pianist, and Umrao Singh Sher-Gil, an Indian nobleman – met in 1910 in Lahore. They fell in love, married and, in 1913, their first child, Amrita, was born in Budapest, Hungary. The Sh