I have to agree with the above poster about the innaccuracies of the original post, not to be critical, but you DID ask for correction and or input.Snorri Snorrlsonn was a Christian cleric who translated the Poetic Eddas and put a decisively Christian slant upon the whole story telling process. Loki/Loke was seen as a trickster or the Nordic Satan, which is quite innaccurate when one understands the culture. Odin murdered a witch within the walls of Asgard (which was forbidden by his own law and punishable by death), but it was ignored. Thor once stole children from their parents, turned them into goats and used them to pull his war chariot. He was such a poor warrior that once while asleep, a Jotun crept into his hut and stole Mjolnir and only thru Loki's devices was the hammer recovered. Interestingly enough, Thor is seen as the strongest of the Gods, next to Odin, yet he required a special belts and gloves to be able to wield Mjolnir. The Eddas make no mention of Loki having to use such devices when delivering Mjolnir to Thor. Not only did Loki cut off Sif's hair, but apparently he impregnated her as well as is mentioned in his final speech before the assembled Aesir, when he references her having a son by him. Freya had numerous sexual escapades with the dwarves.Loki was responsible for the death of Baldur, the Nordic Christ figure. Interestingly enough, baldur is mentioned as being blind, but an understanding of the Nordic culture tells why this cannot be so. The Nordic/Germanicx people would abandon the lame and terminally ill members of their tribe in the wilderness. Baldur being "blind" was a form of trickery. In the culture, a person's greatest ability was often pusrposely downgraded, so that in battle he/she might have the upper hand. Think of Robin Hood's , compatriate, Little John, who was said to be 7 feet tall. So by his name you would think he was short, and you might make the mistake of challenging him before you actually met hit. Robin hood was an Anglo-Saxon hero, (Anglo-from Angland-England) and Saxon from Saxony, or of Nordic descent.Baldur was causing the Aesir to become complacent and lose their edge, Loki well knew what would happen to them if this were allowed to continue. So thru trickery and cunning he found a way to kill Baldur, ensuring the continued existence of the Aesir. Over and over Loki fought against his own people, the Jotuns on the behalf of his adopted tribe and yet he was never counted really as one of them. Always treated as an outcast. Not only that, but the Aesir murdered one of Loki's children and bound Loki with that offspring's entrails.Most of what Snorri Snorrlsonn printed conflicts heavily with the Nordic culture and shows a huge lack of understanding of the culture, much like Christian Missionaries who sought to convert the First Nations peoples in North America
If it has to be from Northrend you can also add http://www.wowhead.com/?npc=35189 / http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skoll.
I didn't know of this one :)But then, this particular Spirit Beast didn't exist when I was writing this. Thanks for mentioning :)
Oh, I also just noticed that while he's not exactly Northrend, but there is sort of a Odin the Allfather reference, in Aman'Thul the Allfather, who seems a mix of Odin and Zeus.
Hey Argent, I think it's worth noting that the Vanir and Aesir were not always enemies, but they did have a war, they get along fine now after a trade in some of their leaders.
All of the Titans in the Pantheon are based off the Norse pantheon.And I don't feel like going to back and editing :P
hello. Im a danish dude who loves Asatru. I must admit im a little sad about how blizzard has used Norse mythology ):For example Freya the love goddess is portrayed as this huge ugly girls and loken is just a heroic boss. I could continue, but im not gonna bore you with examples.Instead ill post a gift for you Argentsun :))The good old valhalla cartoon. Its an old and greatly made one. Its about one of the adventures loke and thor went on.The movie is almost exactly true to the myth, tho the character quark has been added for comic value.I cant really find it with subtitles and its in danish. But im wondering if anyone here with better search-browser skills may be able to track it down in english (the dvd has english dubs)http://www.alluc.org/movies/watch/359352/watch_valhalla_1986_danish_with_eng_subtitles_online/valhalla_1986_cartoon_part_1.html?hc=5f5e001ada960d29ce0bd97f02da764a|1253067774
Hah, Loki is awesome there :D