•The myths of many cultures depict a deprived or insulted fertility god whose anger must be appeased, or a heroic god who restores fertility by combating a monster
◦What conditions might have caused the creators of “Dagda the Good” to depict a battle for control of Ireland where both forces possess great powers of fertility?
“The Death of Balder” is one of the most famous myths
◦Why do you think this is so?
◦What do you like best about the myth?
•What does the element of humor reveal about the nature of the people who created “The Theft of Thor’s Hammer”?
What do you like best about the myth?