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#1 Edited by Smart_Dork_Dude (2616 posts) - - Show Bio

Every single god, creature, monster, and hero from Norse mythology VS Every single hero, monster, creature, and god from Greek Mythology. No rules, no limits, no ties, only death.

Will the Greeks bring a new Ragnarok to the Norse, or will the Norse give the Greeks their own Twilight of the Gods?

#2 Posted by NeonGameWave (7704 posts) - - Show Bio

Stalemate.

#3 Posted by sage1000 (67 posts) - - Show Bio

Greek takes it. They have a lot more very powerful beings compared to the norse

#4 Posted by PrinceAragorn1 (16131 posts) - - Show Bio

@NeonGameWave said:

Stalemate.

#5 Posted by niBBit (718 posts) - - Show Bio

Orphic Zeus solo's

#6 Edited by ShootingNova (15666 posts) - - Show Bio

Umm.... yeah, no. Mismatch. Greeks curbstomp.

Zeus alone (depending on the mythology) can solo.

He then freed his father's brothers, whom Uranus had chained. In token of gratitude, they offered him thunder and lightning. Furnished with such weapons, Zeus can thenceforth command "both mortals and immortals" (Theog. 493-506).

-- Taken from A History of Religious Ideas Vol. 1

... a monstrous being, Typhon, son of Gaea and Tartarus, rises against Zeus.

"From his shoulders came a hundred snake heads, frightful dragons, thrusting out blackish tongues; and from his eyes.... flared a light like fire," etc. (Theog. 824 ff.). Zeus struck him with this thunderbolts and cast him down into Tartarus.

-- Taken from A History of Religious Ideas Vol. 1

For already in Homer Zeus recovers the splendors and powers of a true Indo-European sovereign god. He is more than a god of the "vast sky," he is "the father of gods and men" (Iliad 1.544). And in a fragment of his Heliades (frag. 70 Nauck), Aeschylus proclaims: "Zeus is the ether, Zeus is the earth, Zeus is the sky. Yes, Zeus is all that is above all."

-- Taken from A History of Religious Ideas Vol. 1

Consciousness of his omnipotence is admirably illustrated in the famous scene in the Iliad (8.17 ff.) in which Zeus makes this challenge to the Olympians: "Then [you] will see how far I am strongest of all the immortals. Come, you gods, make this endeavor, that you all may learn this. Let down out of the sky a cord of gold; lay hold of it all you who are gods and all who are goddesses, yet not even so can you drag down Zeus from the sky to the ground, not Zeus the high lord of counsel, though you try until you grow weary. Yet whenever I might strongly be minded to pull you, I could drag you up, earth and all and sea and all with you, then fetch the golden rope about the horn of Olympos and make it fast, so that all once more should dangle in mid air. So much stronger am I than the gods, and stronger than mortals" (trans. Richmond Lattimore, The Iliad of Homer [Chicago, 1951]).

-- Taken from A History of Religious Ideas Vol. 1

[253] And now his thunder bolts would Jove wide scatter, but he feared the flames, unnumbered, sacred ether might ignite and burn the axle of the universe: and he remembered in the scroll of fate, there is a time appointed when the sea and earth and Heavens shall melt, and fire destroy the universe of mighty labour wrought. Such weapons by the skill of Cyclops forged, for different punishment he laid aside—for straightway he preferred to overwhelm the mortal race beneath deep waves and storms from every raining sky.

-- Taken from Metmorhoses Book 1

"So then, [Zeus] by engulfing Erikepaios the Firstborn [Phanes], he had the body of all things in his belly, and he mixed into his own limbs the god’s power and strength. Because of this, together with him, everything came to be again inside Zeus, the broad air and the lofty splendour of heaven, the undraining sea and earth’s glorious seat, great Okeanos and the lowest Tartara of the earth, rivers and boundless sea and everything else, and all the immortal blessed gods and goddesses, all that had existed and all that was to exist afterwards became one and grew together in the belly of Zeus. After he had hidden them all away, again into the glad light from his holy heart he brought them up, performing mighty acts."

-- Taken from Orphica, Rhapsodies Fragment 167

And to let you know, Phanes is God (Deus).

#7 Posted by Qpzmg (976 posts) - - Show Bio

Greek mythology

#8 Posted by ShootingNova (15666 posts) - - Show Bio

And then we have Oceanus (whose waters encircle the entire cosmos), Chaos, the arche and void, Nyx, the Goddess of the Night who Homer's Zeus fears to anger, Moros, who is omnipotent, the Hell's Pit Tartarus, and so on. Norse myths revolve around world level beasts such as Jormungandr, or sun-level beasts at best (Fenrir). Admittedly, Surtr is powerful, but still gets utterly annihilated.

#9 Posted by ShootingNova (15666 posts) - - Show Bio

@PrinceAragorn1 said:

@NeonGameWave said:

Stalemate.

I expect there's some sort of reason for this?

#10 Posted by PrinceAragorn1 (16131 posts) - - Show Bio

@ShootingNova said:

@PrinceAragorn1 said:

@NeonGameWave said:

Stalemate.

I expect there's some sort of reason for this?

course there is..

#11 Posted by Shadow Stalker (262 posts) - - Show Bio

Greeks take it by sheer numbers. I took the time to map out all the known Greek and Norse gods (as well as several other pantheons) and the Greeks have more listing that just about all the others combined (Hindu and Shinto seemed to have thousands as well but most seem to be spirits of some sort and not true "gods").

#12 Posted by Captain_Awesome85 (452 posts) - - Show Bio

Norse, Greeks are too busy making out with each other.