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Norse Creation Myth Study Questions

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  1. Why do you think the Norse creation story is so darn gory? How does it influence the way you think about Viking culture?
  2. How does the Norse creation story compare to other creation stories you've read or heard about?
  3. What parts of the world does the story describe being created? What parts of the world are left out? Why do you think the story focuses on the parts of the earth that it does?
  4. Where is Middle-Earth (a.k.a. Midgard)? How do the brothers protect it from the giants?
  5. What other races do the three brothers create? Where do these races live?

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