Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Norse Mythology Response
I think people have made a really good point about how Norse mythology reflected real life values. It's a very important source, it seems, for understanding their culture and the way they lived. What I find most interesting about their gender roles is not only that both genders merited equal power and respect, but also that these very roles were interchangeable, and in this sense did not even exist at all, because there appears to not have been a general definition of expected and socially accepted male and female societal roles and characteristics.