Viking Gods

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The three main Viking Gods

DK Viking Gods Facts

More information (from kidskonnect.com)

The Main Gods of Norse Mythology or Æsir Gods

ODIN

• The God of war and death and the King of the Æsir.

• He is married to Frigg, the goddess of motherhood and domesticity.

• Famously rode an 8-legged horse called Sleipnir, who was the son of Loki when he had shapeshifted into the form of a mare.

• Odin is heavily associated with practising magic. He has one eye because he sacrificed the other to drink from the fountain of wisdom.

• He had 2 ravens, Hugin and Munin, which told him what was happening in the world.

• He gives his name to the weekday ‘Wednesday’.

BALDUR

• He is the God of love, peace and forgiveness and the Son of Odin, the king of the Æsir.

• Twin brother of the blind God of darkness, Höðr.

• The death of Baldur is believed to have lead to the famous battle of the Gods, known as Ragnarok.

FRIGG

• She is the Goddess of motherhood, marriage and domesticity and the wife of Odin, the king of the Æsir.

• She has the power of prophecy and the weekday ‘Friday’ is named after Frigg.

HEIMDALL

• A guardian God who watched over the Bifrost Bridge: the path to Asgard.

• Had a horn that he blew if Asgard was ever in danger.

• The last of the gods to die at Ragnarok.

HöðR

• The blind God of darkness and winter also known as Hodor.

• Twin brothe of Baldur, who he accidentally killed.

IDUNN

• The Goddess of youth and a guardian.

• Guards the golden apples that the gods must eat in order to survive until Ragnarok. She is the wife of Bragi, the God of poetry.

SIF

• The Goddess of homes and crops and is married to Thor, the God of thunder.

• Famous for having hair made of gold. Her hair was chopped off by Loki as a prank, and Thor made him get the hair re-made.

THOR

• The God of thunder and a guardian of Asgard and the son of Odin.

• One of the most powerful gods. It was believed that Thor travelled in a chariot pulled by goats.

• Famous for causing thunderclaps using his hammer, Mjolnir.

• The weekday ‘Thursday’ is named after Thor.

HEIMDALL

• The God of mischief and trickery. He was also known as the Lord of Lies because of his ability to shapeshift.

• He often got himself into trouble and was responsible for cutting off Sif’s hair, helping Thor to rescue his hammer, stealing Freyja’s necklace and tricking a giant into building huge walls around Asgard.

• As punishment, Loki was bound to a rock until Ragnarok.

TYR

• The God of single-handed combat.

• Týr is famous for only having one hand, which was bitten off by the wolf Fenrir.

ULL

• He is the God of hunting and winter and the son of Sif and stepson of Thor.

• Married to Skadi, the Goddess of winter and associated with skiing, and was famous for leaving trails across the sky.

VIDARR

• The God of revenge and silence.

• Son of Odin and a giantess named Grid.

• Responsible for killing the wolf, Fenrir, at Ragnarok.

Year 3’s Poems

I will put in the box

the last smile of my grandma,

the pride that holds our family together

and all the travels that I have been on.

Joshua

 

I will put in the box

memories of my grandpa,

the pride of lifting a team trophy,

friends and family from Spain.

Christian

 

I will put in the box

the squeak of a squirrel,

the day my sister was born

and when she chased me to ride on my back.

Maya

 

I will put in the box

the sparkle of hot sand in summer,

the shimmer of shadows

and a fluffy feather from a full pillow.

Jonatan

 

I will put in the box

the silk of my mum’s scarf hanging in my tiny hands,

giant me on top of my dad’s shoulders,

the first smile of my brother.

Inaya

 

I will put in the box

the flicker of a fire dragon’s flame,

an ancient alien arriving in the Atlantic,

Liverpool holding the premier league cup.

Dilraaj

Finally the sun came out

Finally the sun stayed out long enough for us to explore how the sun creates shadows.  Year 3 were challenged to make a variety of shadows tall, thin, big and small. They all worked really hard and came up with some amazing ideas. We pose the question:

 

What happens to our shadow when we face the sun?

Does our shadow when we turn away from the sun?

Diorama Drama

After experimenting with year 4’s dioramas to create stop frame animations we began to look at the geography of India and how we could incorporate it in to our own versions. Take a look at what we have created so far.