Talk:Numbers in Norse mythology
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Although five is a comparatively weak magical number in Norse mythology, I am open to persuasion on this subject by interested parties (I am aware that there is a certain degree of difference of opinion on this). user:sjc
I have removed the following statements:
The number eight is highly potent and arguably the most magically potent of the numbers.
I cannot see that eight is especially potent. The second two don't match with the number eight as far as I can see.
Jallan 04:48, 15 Aug 2004 (UTC)
Removed following as not in Snorri:
There are no details about the number of times round and Fenrir was not bound by Tyr.
I also corrected details about Loki's binding.
Jallan 00:51, 22 Aug 2004 (UTC)
I read that there were 12 æsir in total, according to Gylfaginning. (Although the math doesn't seem to add up.) Significant? 惑乱 分からん * \)/ (\ (< \) (2 /) /)/ * 07:10, 17 October 2007 (UTC)
Subcategories by source for each number
This article really needs to be sorted by source. For example, there needs to be subsections for both "three" and "nine" citing where the reference is coming from; the Prose Edda, Poetic Edda, Adam of Bremen's account and so forth. If anyone has some time on their hands it would be a big improvement. However, I currently have a lot on my plate on Wikipedia. :bloodofox: (talk) 06:35, 7 December 2007 (UTC)
I understand that this isn't the best place to discuss this, but the actual Paganism page seems like a bad one, too. Why do we continue to use the word on this site, when it's one of the most inaccurate, vague terms in the English language? All Pagan means is somebody who doesn't worship the Christian deity, and has been used to describe Judaism, Islam, and various sub-cults of the Judaeo-Christian faiths. Specifically, its use in this article seems... incongruous, I suppose, in the bit "... appear throughout surviving attestations of Norse paganism, in both mythology and cultic practice". Also, in that sentence, thank you for teaching me an alternate form of "cult", though the normal form of the word would work fine here. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 00:46, 3 October 2016 (UTC)