Norse Mythology

Creation Myth: Mother Earth

Mother Earth by Daniel Doyle

Mother Earth by Daniel Doyle

For this sculpture Daniel decided to combine two creation myths. The Norse myth of the creation of earth, where Odin and his brothers used Ymir’s body to create the Earth and that of the Ancient Greek myth of Gaia or Mother Earth. It can be seen that many cultures have similar mythology as they try to personify the mysteries of the world.

Creation Myth: Humanity

Humanity by Niall Magee

Humanity by Niall Magee

As par tof the creation myths in Norse lore, Odin and his brothers while out walking one day, created humanity from two trees named Ask and Embla.

Creation Myth: The first God

First God by Alan Magee

First God by Alan Magee

In Norse Mythology the first God, Buri The Producer, came from a block of salt at the bottom of a great chasm. According to legend ‘The primordial cow’, Audhumla The Nourisher, licked the salt revealing and eventually freeing Buri while she was being suckled by a giant. For this sculpture I took these basic elements and juxtaposed them in a surreal manner to reflect the nature of the many versions of this strange myth.

The coming of the Valkyrie

The Coming of the Valkyrie by Fergus Mulvany

The Coming of the Valkyrie by Fergus Mulvany

The Valkaries were female warriors who decended from the storm clouds during a battle. They would gather the Souls of the dead warriors and thake them to Valhalla, the city of the Gods, to sit and dine for etirnity -the ultimate honour.