Why are the Norse gods not immortal like the Greek gods?

Why are the Norse gods not immortal like the Greek gods?

There are many mythologies in the world, and all of these have things in common as well as differences. A very popular mythology would be Greek mythology, Which many people know about it or at least know of it. Another not as popular mythology is Norse mythology; Norse mythology is the religion of the Norse people. The Norse people are the ancient people of northern Europe. however, in Norse mythology, the gods die but in Greek mythology they don't die.


This is the most question, people have been asking recently, however, to get to the right answer, we must first differentiate those two mythology.

The difference between Norse mythology and Greek mythology are both cultures views of the after life and what happens there. In Greek mythology Because Greeks takes the uninspiring everyday life and extends it into an idealized reality, most Greek gods are not only immortal but also incredibly beautiful and strong.

The Nose mythology process of thinking took them in the opposite direction, from ideal to practical. Consider the name of some runes they used, Hail, Thorn.

They were sufficiently aware of natural calamities to incorporate them into their metaphysics. For them, gods were not very different from themselves, only on a greater scale. Thor was a warrior like any other Viking, only better. Loki as cunning as some chieftains, only more clever.

It stood to reason that Balder, too different and gentle for everyday reality, had to die, only the strong ones or the very clever ones usually survived in the North.

The blind chance that controls ordinary men, similarly had to control the gods, which is why the god Hodur who is blind trick by Loki and blindly strikes Balder, much like blind chance itself. That is why Balder can die, like ordinary mortals. And Tir has to sacrifice his hand like ordinary fighters.

Niorse mythology has the opposite purpose, the Greeks sought to glorify and improve on real life, the Norse people wanted to reflect it.

All the Norse gods who perish in Ragnarok at least seem to die quickly, the Greek heroes suffer for eternity in their twisted, transformed and pained state.