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Offline breathingwolf1

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« on: December 05, 2002, 03:56 AM »
sigh.......very direct here...i must do a essay for my mythology course...it is an introductory course so not a master thesis but i seem drawn to do a comparison between Odin and Christ.  Odin being the head god of Norse myth.  can anyone suggest a web sight where i may find comparison suggestions???  i have been to amillion myth and religion sights but my specific needs seem to allude my attainment.  any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  paper is due...tues. 12/10...thanx
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Offline windspirit

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« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2002, 04:12 AM »
Personaly I see more a connection between Balder and Christ than Odin. Balder if I remember correctly had something to do with light, whom all things promised would not harm him.except for mistletoe being as it was a young plant,and Loki's tricking of blind Hoder and his staff of mistletoe.

As far as the sites I will see if I can find anything in that category.(Otherwise ye may have to do it the old fashioned way.) '<img'>
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Offline SnowShoes

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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2002, 12:22 PM »
I don't know enough about either Norse Myth or Religion to answer this, but if it were me, I would be tempted to look at each separately, then make my own list of 'comparatives' and then try and discover 'IF' there are any similarities with my findings.  How you see something is not necessarily how it is.  Also you can't assume that what you find on the 'web' is correct either.  I would be more tempted to read up in books from the 'library'.  Also, as you pointed out, its only an introduction to a subject you find interesting enough to study, and not a 'Thesis'.  So don't get too deep into this particular theme else you will begin to flounder, and not know what the hell you're talking about!  Just my thoughts on a sunny but cold Thursday morning '<img'>



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Offline breathingwolf1

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« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2002, 03:42 AM »
thank you bryan and snowshoes for both responses...yes bryan..i too was thinking of a more significant relation between Balder and Christ...the most beloved god of man and gods alike... and yes snowshoes too...i have already prepared myself mentally to keep this on the level of which it is intended...because i frequently fall into the over board population.  have already checked out 6 books from the library to do my own comparisons just thought someone in here may know of an informative site online to suppliment...thanks again
in the end... she has walked to the other side of the moon and is waiting for me there.