•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”?