Donate Now Goal amount for this month: 30 USD, Received: 0 USD (0%)

User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Dislikes Dislikes:  0
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11

Thread: Mjolnir vs. Exaliber a comparison of legends

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    1
    Post Thanks / Like
    Points
    1
    Level
    1
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Points
    0
    My Feedback
    0
    (0% Positive Feedback)
    Donations
    0 - $0.00

    Default Mjolnir vs. Exaliber a comparison of legends

    I'd like to talk about the simularities and differences between these two legends .

  2. #2
    C
    Cartoon Character Guest

    Default

    Mjolnir is Thor's hammer, so that wins.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    23
    Post Thanks / Like
    Points
    1
    Level
    1
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Points
    0
    My Feedback
    0
    (0% Positive Feedback)
    Donations
    0 - $0.00

    Default

    Isn't Mjolnir a giant? He was going out of manifestation when some Beowulf guy came and challenged him to quiz-tionary.

  4. #4
    C
    Cartoon Character Guest

    Default

    Yep. I heard that too.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Where wolves trail
    Posts
    2
    Post Thanks / Like
    Points
    1
    Level
    1
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Points
    0
    My Feedback
    0
    (0% Positive Feedback)
    Donations
    0 - $0.00

    Default

    Both Mjolnir and Excalibur are magical weapons. Both of them are linked to other worlds. You have to look at both of these legends and find key symbols. Also on the name King Arthur (I read somewhere in a book that the name itself sounds "Ar" "Thur") has a pre-christian connection to earlier myths.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Cambridge
    Posts
    5
    Post Thanks / Like
    Points
    1
    Level
    1
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Points
    0
    My Feedback
    0
    (0% Positive Feedback)
    Donations
    0 - $0.00

    Default

    There is no story about Excaliburs forging. Whilst there are various versions of the tale regarding how Mjolnir was made.

    What kind of value do you hope to gain by comparing the two? Personally I don't see any reason why you would.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    130
    Post Thanks / Like
    Points
    1
    Level
    1
    Blog Entries
    1
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Points
    0
    My Feedback
    0
    (0% Positive Feedback)
    Donations
    0 - $0.00

    Default

    Well...A gods weapon vs a magic sword...Hmmm

  8. #8
    B
    Belasko Guest

    Default

    this thread sucks dick.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    1
    Post Thanks / Like
    Points
    1
    Level
    1
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Points
    0
    My Feedback
    0
    (0% Positive Feedback)
    Donations
    0 - $0.00

    Default

    i dont know wether im mixing up Excalibur and Caliburn but whichever shouldn't you really be comparing them with gamm as thats what the story is bast on. otherwise its like comparing Glipnir and hrunting which is stuped.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    94
    Post Thanks / Like
    Points
    1
    Level
    1
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Points
    0
    My Feedback
    0
    (0% Positive Feedback)
    Donations
    0 - $0.00

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Cartoon Character View Post
    Mjolnir is Thor's hammer, so that wins.
    Consider that "god" for the Norse is a relative thing. A god for a pagan culture is different from the JCI God in that it is simultaneously a power and a personality. Thor is both the explanation for lightning strikes and a guy who once had to dress in drag in order to get His hammer back from a giant. It's fair, then, to compare gods, heroes and other mythological figures in spite of their assumed power differences.

    That said, there aren't too many obvious similarities other then the general "magic weapon." Mjolnir is the Lightning while Excalibur seems to have no inherent powers at all. (In some versions, though, the scabbard heals wounds.) On the other hand, Mjolnir is specifically stated to be flawed. Its handle is too short to wield as a war club, which is why it must be thrown. It also has a definite origin, forged by the dwarfs. Where the Lady of the Lake managed to get Excalibur is anyone's guess.
    Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. --Margaret Mead

    There's a mugged leprechaun at the end of every rainbow. --shortpacked.com

    A good magician never reveals how a trick is done.
    An evil magician never leaves any evidence that there was a trick in the first place.
    ---Master Payne (Phil Foglio's Girl Genius)

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
This website uses cookies
We use cookies to store session information to facilitate remembering your login information, to allow you to save website preferences, to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners.