Norse Myths and other awesome things

Hi! Welcome back to my blog, Mismatched Mythology.

As I told you in the last post, today’s post is about Norse mythology. Norse is not one of my favorite mythology’s, but it is pretty good to study. Really complicated, but I think you could get it.

Anyway, back to the post topic. Basically, the Norse believed that there was three brothers, a giant named Ymir, and a big battle. Eventually the brothers won.

Two brothers died, or went away, but anyway, Odin, the remaining brother, tore up the giant (I know, it sounds gross) and moulded the earth out of Ymir’s flesh, made rivers, lakes, seas, and oceans out of Ymir’s blood, and a tree grew and flourished.

The tree was called the World Tree, and had nine levels, or worlds. The level that Odin founded the Norse gods was called Asgard. He took the lovely Frigg as his wife and settled down to have a family. Little did he know what awaited him.

He became the king of the Norse gods. The more well known gods include Freya, the most beautiful of the goddesses, and her brother Frey.

Njord is the god of the sea and is married to a giantess who’s name I can not remember.

There is, also, of course, Thor, who is the god of thunder and is one of Odin’s sons, which kind of makes Thor a prince.

There is also Loki, the god of trickery, who is kind of like Mercury or Hermes, but Loki’s tricks are much worse. Once, he chopped off Sif’s hair. Since Sif is basically the goddess of spring, her hair keeps the crops in Midgard (the human world) healthy, so there was a huge shortage of food.

Sif is also Thor’s wife, so he was really mad over Sif’s hair. Loki had to make the dwarves agree to make a replacement hair piece for Sif, which is really difficult because dwarves are so grumpy. Anyway, he got the hair, but his head got put on the line (as they say)because of some deal he did. So the answer is, never mess with Loki and absolutely never ever wish to be him.

I hope you enjoyed the post! I am not sure yet what the next post is going to be, but I think I will do one on Egyptian mythology or one just on Roman mythology. Bye! Can’t wait till next time!

Comparison of Greek and Roman gods

 

Hi! Todays post is about Greek and Roman gods. When the Romans took over Greece, they adopted the Greek beliefs, but changed the names of some of the gods. Here is a list of the gods and their different names.

GREEK then ROMAN

–  Zeus = Jupiter

– Hera = Juno

– Athena = Minerva

– Apollo = Apollo

– Artemis = Diana

– Hephaestus = Vulcan

– Ares = Mars

– Demeter = Ceres

– Poseidon = Neptune

– Hades = Pluto

– Persephone = Proserpina

– Hermes = Mercury

Now that I have told you about some of the gods and their different names and historys, I want you to remember that they keep most of their personalities and traits. They also keep many of their arguments and titles.

For example, Zeus, the king of the gods, when he is turned into Jupiter, he is still king of the gods and ruler of the heavens.

You also might have noticed Apollo keeps his name. That is because the Romans decided to keep his name. That is one of the biggest reasons that we can connect Roman and Greek mythology together. There are many other less obvious clues, but we won’t talk about them today.

The next post will probably be about Norse mythology, which I’m super excited about. Can’t wait to see you next post! Bye!

The Olympian Council and other well-known Gods and Goddesses

Hello! Welcome back to Mismatched Mythology! Today I am going to introduce you to some the most respected gods and goddesses. The Olympian Council is some of the most powerful and important gods and goddess. They rule over Mount Olympus, which is where they live.

On the Olympian Council is Zeus, king of the gods and ruler of the heavens. He rules with his sister and wife, Hera, goddess of marriage, birth, women, and family. Zeus, along with his brothers, Poseidon (god of the sea) and Hades (god of the underworld), make up the Big Three.         Demeter (goddess of the harvest), Hera, and Hestia (goddess of the hearth and home) make up the girl Big Three.  Those are the six children of Cronus and Rhea, the king and queen of the Titans.

        They make up part of the Olympian Council. The rest of the Council is made up by Apollo, the god of poetry, healing, archery, and the sun, Artemis, the goddess of the moon and the hunt, Persephone, goddess of spring and queen of the underworld, along with Ares, god of war, Dionysus, god of wine and revelry, Hermes, god of travelers and thieves, Athena, goddess of war and wisdom, and Hephaestus, god of craftsmanship and fire.

 

 

Family Trees and Ancient Arguments

In the early days of the world, there was only Chaos. Chaos became lonely and made Gaea, the earth. Then Gaea became lonely, so Chaos made Uranus, the sky. Gaea and Uranus married and had twelve kids, Oceanus, Hyperion, Kronos, Tethys, Theia, Rhea, Themis, Iapetus, Mnemosyne, Phoebe, Krios, and Koios. They where called the Titans.

Then Gaea and Uranus started to argue.Gaea tricked Uranus to come down to earth,then told Krios, Hyperion, Koios, and Iapetus to hold him down while Kronos cut Uranus to pieces and cast him into Tartarus.Gaea and Tartarus married and had a couple of kids.Shortly after that, Kronos and Rhea married and had six children, Hestia, Hera, Zeus, Demeter, Hades, and Poseidon.

Kronos, fearing one of his kids would overthrow him, swallowed them whole when they were born.But Rhea hid baby Zeus and gave Kronos a rock to eat instead. Zeus grew up and tricked Kronos into throwing up his siblings. Soon, they overcame the Titans, and the rule of the gods began.