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Old 09-24-2011, 08:34 AM   #5
Nave 'Torment'
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Default Re: Nordick Mythology in the movie

Nevertheless, what I loved about the film was how Branagh did stay close to the myths - in Norse tradition there's this thing called 'flyting' where one of the gods takes center stage and argues it out - not combat, but verbal argument. There was a lot of that in the film.

Also, in the old myths Loki and Heimdall are meant to kill each other come Ragnarok, I was thinking about that when the two paired off on Bifrost. I'm sure Branagh is steeped in the stuff, so yeah. Loki too seemed very fearful of Heimdall's wrath from the beginning. Maybe he too knows the myths? After all, he is a mystic.

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