Wednesday, April 1, 2009

If you missed Wednesday.....




Dear All,

We covered an extensive amount of information today in class. We completed Yggdrasil. So, please make sure you obtain this information from someone else in class. In addition, we completed the information covering the gods and other unusual characters, which is located on the back of your bright orange sheet in your packet. I have included some images below to assist you with developing schema for these characters. YOU WILL HAVE A QUIZ ON FRIDAY covering our discussion today. If you complete your flashcards (32), you are welcome to use eight on your quiz. I have also included a practice quiz to help you prepare for the quiz. Remember you will receive extra-credit for completing the quiz. Please print it off and bring it with you on Friday.




This is an artists rendering of Yggdrasil. Make sure you discover who the following characters are and their role in Norse Mythology.
1. Jormungand

2. Ratatosk

3. Well of Mimir

4. Jotenheim
5. Nidhogg




This is Jormungand; he is also known as the "world serpent."


This is Nidhogg. He is a dragon that lives in the world of the dead known as Niflheim. He chews on the root of Yggdrasil that supports this final world.



This is Odin: King of the Gods, Poetry, Battle, Wisdom. Make sure you learn more about
Hugin and Mugin, as they are related to Odin.



Frigg, wife to Odin, Queen of the Gods, weaver of the clouds



This is Thor: God of Farmers, thunder, protector of the gods.


PRACTICE QUIZ!

1. I am Odin's "thought." _________________

2. I am Odin's "Memory." _________________

3. Mother to Balder; Friday; weaves the clouds ______________

4. Loves gold; hates war ____________________

5. Strong senses _________________

6. Trickster _______________

7. The end of the Norse World is called ______________

8. I have eight legs. _______________

9. Wednesday ______________

10. The "heaven" in the land of the gods is called ____________

11. Loki is our father 11.______________12.______________13.____________

14. I have a special hammer _______________

15. Apples are my favorite fruit. _________________

16. Well of past, present and future ____________________

IRONY QUIZ

WE WILL HAVE TIME ON TUESDAY TO COMPLETE THIS IN CLASS.  Now that we have completed THE ILIAD, you should have a greater under standing o...