Is Norse Mythology Really Abandoned?

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Is Norse Mythology Really Abandoned?

Quite recently, I am caught with several questions revolving around the topic of whether Norse mythology is abandoned in modern times. Finding it quite funny at first, this question should be answered probably for personally I think it can affect many people's lives. 

The answer is a firm "No, it isn't". Although the glory of Norse mythology is no longer as great as it once was, it never ceases to exist. 

In modern times, there are some clans of people who assemble and take Norse mythology seriously. For example, they identify themselves as Heathens, Ásatrú, Northern Tradition, etc. The number of people joining the clans is increasing gradually in the UK, Scandinavia, and other parts of the globe. 

Odin the Allfather

Odin the Allfather who was also the chief god in Asgard 

Many people like me find it interesting to learn Norse mythology and Viking sagas as well. It did not merely revolve around killings like some media sources depict the culture. If we dwell deep into the myth, we can read between the line.

We realize why Odin sacrificed one of his eye to the well to gain more knowledge. We learn why Ragnarok had to happen and the Norse Pantheon had to collapse. We learn why Tyr sacrificed his arm for the good of their clan, we learn how to treasure our promise, etc. Many lessons are shown in Norse mythology if we make efforts to read it. 

Odin the Allfather has become an inspiration source for the inked community

Odin the Allfather tattoo for the inked community in the modern time

Moreover, many movies and even blockbusters take their inspiration from Norse mythology. Norse gods are brought to movies inspiring and entertaining at the same time. In modern time, new religions do prevail Norse mythology. But Norse myth just never ceases to exist. 

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