Originally posted by Ullr
Interestingly enough it bears some resemblance to Norse Mythology. Many of the Poetic Eddas make great stories for entertainment yet you probably would not read the Havamal as a nightime story (a Norse version of Mosaic law in a way - i.e. a moral code passed down from the gods) or the geneologys that you can slug through in Snorri's Heimskringla.
and guess what?
There's even Judaic Mythology - it's called the Old Testament.
I read the sagas when i was a teenager, and found them quite tedious. so lets get this correct, you would have us believe that the story of creation as envisaged by the ancient Norsemen is similar in scope to the biblical creation account? giants, frost giants, huge cows? Also that a bible character hung himself upside down on a tree and blinded his eye so that he could gain the mead of poetry, that those heroes who are slain, cross aasgard and the rainbow bridge to Valhalla be attended upon by maidens, when each and every day they shall feast and fight only to awaken refreshed for the next day, yeah i can really see the parallels!
the genealogies are a rip off from the biblical text, you get them all throughout the Celtic world as well, get a grip my good man, i have yet to find a myth in scripture with any parallels or of the nature of paganism.