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Nordic Halloween

Nordic Halloween


An early Halloween comic. Idea by Sbaldur.

America is dressed as the Marvel god/superhero Thor, while the rest are dressed as the version of the gods from the comic "Valhalla". Sweden is dressed as Odin.

One superhero that for sure will never be taken seriously in Scandinavia is Thor. Ever. :XD:

"Valhalla" is a re-interpretation of the old myths. For example, even though he’s a jackass, Loki doesn’t turn more and more evil. It’s just the other gods who trust him less and less because he keep causing trouble, and in the end they start blaming him for things he didn’t do.
In the story about Balder’s death he doesn’t intend for Balder to die. He just wanted to make a fool of Balder’s brother Hod by making him think he could hurt his brother with a mistletoe. So Loki was just as surprised as everybody else when it killed Balder.
Neither did he betray the gods during Ragnarok. The jotuns captured him without the gods knowing, so when the battle started they saw him on the jotuns’ side. He tried to get over to the gods, but was attacked by Heimdal.

In 1986 the comic got turned into a cartoon http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNX_Heix390

26th October 2010
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1116 Comments:
 
1 month ago #9328107        

@jegerfrost Um, he never says anything other than ''perkele" so he wouldn't answer in any other situation either. And he's wearing the costume



1 month ago #9328103        

@AwesomeSunflower which is why he doesn't reply when Sweden is calling out Tyr



Mecharic

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2 months ago #9324522        

I love how little Finland cares, he's just like "There is no beer in my hand."



2 months ago #9323685        

Finland shouldn't really be in this comic. We have our own mythology.


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2 months ago #9323450        

Pffft.... "Taken seriously" or not, I have NO problem looking at Chris Helmsworth



2 months ago #9311888        

I find Norse Mythology quite intersting and most of the stories are very entertaining, but I think that what I love most about norse mythology has got the be the ironi of Balder the god of justice being killed, not to return until after Ragnerok. I mean that is a rather funny immitch for a religion "Justice is dead people. Deal with it!" ;)



6ArTrA6

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3 months ago #9301848        

I don't like Nordic mythology much, I'm more into Greek. :/



3 months ago #9295985        

actually finland is one of the most complicated things in the eu and nordic
finns are mongolian scandinavian and slaavs sami plus uralic thus one finn is actually a lot more you might think.



Coldsnow

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3 months ago #9293053        

If you wonder why Finland has half an arm, it's because of this little doggy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fenrir /http://norse-mythology.org/gods-and-creatures/giants/fenrir/
This little doggy bit his hand off.

And as for Finland's place here... Well, for as far as I've been told, Sweden had "supervised" Finland at one point in history. But I don't know whether this would've been the same time in history, as when the norse mythology was at its' peak. :)



4 months ago #9286529        

What, why is Finland there? Finland's into Ugric, not scandinavian pagan.



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