Another Marvel Thor movie is coming 'round the bend, and with that, as it always seems to be, all sorts of folks will claim to have gained insight and ultimate knowledge into the Norse mythological world on every possible level based on their trip to the movies. As a lover of all things mythological (and I'm preaching to the choir here), its a killer when the topic of Norse mythology comes up and someone interjects the Avengers or the Incredible Hulk into the conversation. To that, I suppose I need to pull a Batman, get rough, and proclaim a resounding "NO." Don't get me wrong. I love going to see the Marvel universe movies. I go to most of them on opening night or at sneak previews if I'm able. HOWEVER...Norse mythology is MULTITUDES much more than what the comic book might have one believe. If you truly want to get down to business on all things Norse mythologically, you need to head for the source itself: the Prose Eddas, as set down by medieval Icelandic skald-poet Snorri Sturluson. Elves, giants, dwarves, Norns, heroes, valkyries, Ragnarok, and yes, even Loki's many odd kids. Its all there, AND tons more besides! So, SO much more than the comics would provide you!
A site I might recommend for any looking for a place to start, or for a place for you all out there to recommend to that "one" person you know who needs a good push towards the true source is NORSE MYTHOLOGY FOR SMART PEOPLE: http://norse-mythology.org/ , run by Daniel McCoy. A pretty nifty spot to begin your education.
With that, I say to one and all, SKAL!!! And enjoy your journey into the thick tomes of awesomeness! - Mr. P. :) PS: Feel free to drop other sites you might recommend in the comments for any and all who might be interested!
"Zarathustra will den Menschen keine Vorschriften darüber machen, wie sie sein sollen; er will nur jeden Einzelnen auf sich selbst verweisen und ihm sagen: überlasse Dich Dir selbst, folge nur Dir allein, stelle Dich über Tugend, Weisheit und Erkenntnis. Zu solchen, die Sich suchen wollen, spricht Zarathustra; nicht einer Menge, die ein gemeinsames Ziel sucht, sondern solchen Gefährten gelten seine Worte, die gleich ihm einen eigenen Weg gehen. Sie allein verstehen ihn, denn sie wissen, dass er nicht sagen will: seht, dies ist der Übermensch, werdet wie er, sondern: seht, ich habe Mich gesucht; so bin ich, wie ich es Euch lehre; geht hin und sucht Euch ebenso, dann habt Ihr den Übermenschen."
Friedrich Nietzsche: Chapter II: Der Übermensch
"Sköll is the name of the wolf
who follows Sol, the shining priest
into the desolate forest.
And the other is Hati,
who chases Mani, the bright bride of the sky." The sons of Fenrir, twin wolves that chase the sun and the moon symbolise the balance between light and darkness. .
Tattoo made by the great @ivanpelegrinmedina at Gotham Tattoo Madrid.
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