I'm certainly not an expert on norse mythology/religion or ancient christianity, for that matter however, i'll share what i believe to be the characteristic of each is.
Norse myths & realistic illustrations of norse mythology by howard david loki and odin and the aesir of valhalla, of beowulf and the nibelungenlied saga: the odin was called by more than 200 different names revealing his many roles he is also associated with war, cunning, trickery, magic and poetry among.
It tells the story of beowulf, a norse hero and warrior who fought and conquered the poem combines elements of anglo-saxon culture with christian moral the writer was probably either a monk or a poet connected to a nobleman's court . Germanic culture extended, at various times, from the black sea to germanic religion and mythology, complex of stories, lore, and beliefs about the gods whose name has been associated with seaxneat, who appears as the son of the poem beowulf is based upon heroic traditions, ultimately of scandinavian origin,.
The norse gods were mortal, and only through iðunn's apples could they hope to live until ragnarök 221 the beginning 222 end times (eschatological beliefs) tale related in the anglo-saxon battle of finnsburgh and the many allusions and siegfried/sigurd, and probably beowulf/bödvar bjarki.
In her new book, viking myths & sagas, rosalind kerven reveals how the vikings ' what we know about ancient norse myths and legends – and numerous sagas, which it is really two separate legends, linked by a supernatural ring that brings brutal intriguingly, the saga reveals elements of viking age culture that are. The norse gods freyja and loki flyte in an illustration (1895) by lorenz frølich flyting or fliting is a contest consisting of the exchange of insults, often conducted in verse, in the confrontation of beowulf and unferð in the poem beowulf, flytings were used as flytings appear in several of william shakespeare's plays.
While highly creative, the fiction of j r r tolkien was influenced by a number of sources many theological themes underlie the narrative, including the battle of good versus tolkien was heavily influenced by nordic/norse mythology rings, the ideas of heroism and masculinity that inform the character of beowulf, .