Content of the article: "Destiny’s lore and story MIGHT be a retelling of Ragnarok!"
So I can't actually prove any of this but there are some pretty interesting similarities between Destiny's lore and Norse Mythology. So, understand this is all more or less speculation and theory. What I intend to do however is provide the evidence to support my theory and ask you simply keep an open mind while reading. I don't believe this is going to be a perfect retelling of the Norse mythology but a Retelling or play on the concept at the very least.
I began my research into this possible madness after noticing the pattern of rock that circles the floor around Eris Morn where she stands under the Tree of Silver Wings. I couldn't shack the feeling that it looked familiar somehow but I couldn't make out the pattern properly due to the available angels we can see it from. So I started to take screenshots and piecing together a sort of make-shift recreation. It's a circle, with nine different inner and outer rings, some connected at different points. When I'd finished making my recreation on some paper I realized it. It made what looks like a Maze, not just any maze tho. Troy Town or Turf Maze. So I did a little research and found this quote.
In popular legend, the walls of the city of Troy were constructed in such a confusing and complex way that any enemy who entered them would be unable to find his way out. Welsh hilltop turf mazes were called "Caerdroia", which can be translated as "City of Troy"
So I started to wonder, why would Bungie put a "Troy Town" Under the Tree? That seemed like a lot of extra work for such a minor detail that's been totally overlooked so far right? In my mind, it had to mean something. I thought it would probably just be a funny easter egg? So I did some more looking around the area and found an Ahamkara's skull hidden away. Strange right?
Ahamkara skulls don't just randomly show up anywhere else as far as I could recall that didn't have some significance. Then like an angry Seige Breaker, a flaming hammer of Sol hit me. Here we had a giant Silver tree, with someone standing under it giving knowledge, surrounded by bones, pools of water, and a hidden Troy Town under it. This tree, it was Yggdrasil, Eris was Mimir and the Bones were Jormungandr or perhaps Níðhǫggr. From there, pieces of a secret puzzle began falling into place. Here are what I believe are the most important similarities.
In Norse mythology, Ragnarök (/ˈræɡnəˌrɒk, ˈrɑːɡ-/ (📷listen))<2><3><4> is a series of events, including a great battle, foretold to lead to the death of a number of great figures (including the gods Odin, Thor, Týr, Freyr, Heimdallr, and Loki), natural disasters and the submersion of the world in water. After these events, the world will resurface anew and fertile, the surviving and returning gods will meet and the world will be repopulated by two human survivors.
Ragnarok is also called The Destiny of the God's. The great battle could be the Fallens invasion of earth. We saw in the D2 release trailer a part where hundreds of people are underwater.
Odin (/ˈoʊdɪn/;<1> from Old Norse: Óðinn, IPA: <ˈoːðinː>) is a widely revered god in Germanic mythology. Norse mythology, the source of most surviving information about him, associates Odin with wisdom, healing, death, royalty, the gallows, knowledge, war, battle, victory, sorcery, poetry, frenzy, and the runic alphabet, and project him as the husband of the goddess Frigg.
Odin uses a Spear called Gungnir
According to the Poetic Edda, the spear was fashioned by the Dwarves
Rasputin uses Poetry to communicate with us within some Adventures. He's an AI with untold knowledge of the Golden Age and its Tech. Rasputin in Real life was Royalty. Odin only has 1 eye and the Rasputin AI has 1 giant Red "eye" when we see him in person. Rasputin uses the Valkarie which in-game looks like a Spear A Valkarie is a female figure who
Who choose's those who may die in battle and those who may live.
Odin had visions in Mythology which I think we can connect to Rasputin's ability to predict threats before they arise within the system. Odin also had two Ravens which he used to gather information, not unlike Rasputins War-Sat Network
- BreyTech = The Dwarves)
Yggdrasil is attested in the Poetic Edda, compiled in the 13th century from earlier traditional sources, and the Prose Edda, written in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson. In both sources, Yggdrasil is an immense ash tree that is center to the cosmos and considered very holy.
Ash Tree's are "White" and the Tree in-game is also whitelist silver in color. Guardians consider the Tree of Silver Wings "Holy" to some extent
- Guardians = Asgardians) from the MCU or more accurately Æsir from Norse Mythology
The Æsir /ˈaɪsɪər/<1> are the gods of the principal pantheon) in Norse religion. I'm going to be honest, finding good reliable info of this is harder then I thought but I think it's simply a play on words but there are some connections to be discussed.
The Halls of Valhalla
In chapter 4 of the Prose Edda, Gangleri says that Odin seems to be quite a powerful lord, as he controls quite a big army, but he yet wonders how the Einherjar keep themselves busy when they are not drinking. High replies that daily, after they've dressed and put on their war gear, they go out to the courtyard and battle one another in one-on-one combat for sport.
Lord Shaxx could then be seen as Gangleri and the Daily Battles as the Crucible.
Scandinavian variants of the name (such as Faroese Lokki, Danish Lokkemand, Norwegian Loke and Lokke, Swedish Luki and Luku, along with Finnish Lukki) point to an origin in the Germanic root luk-,* which denoted things to do with loops (like knots, hooks, closed-off rooms, and locks).
Perhaps such as the 3-week cycle of the Dreaming City? Loki is also a Trickster and Uldren uses cunning and tricks to win any fight we see him in within the Lore opting to use his intellect to compensate for what he lacks in strength. This would also make sense giving the fact Uldren ( though being controlled by Savathun) uses Tricks to help get Cayde-6 killed. I find this exchange within the Poetic Edda rather telling.
Frigg, Baldr's mother: "You know, if I had a son like Balder, sitting here with me in Aegir's hall, in the presence of these gods, I declare you would never come outalive, you'd be killed shortly."
Loki: "You must want me to recount even more of my mischief, Frigg. After all, I'm the one who made it so that Balder will never ride home again."
I think we could assume Ikora would be Frigg in this exchange and the part about "Never ride home" could be seen as how Uldren killed Cayde-6.
Baldur Is called "the most Beloved" of the Norse gods. I think that sighting Cayde-6 as Baldur would be rather poetic and fitting given I believe Uldren to be Loki. Also, we have this quote from the Prose Edda.
The second son of Odin is Baldur, and good things are to be said of him. He is best, and all praise him; he is so fair of feature, and so bright, that light shines from him.
We know Cayde-6 was a Goldgun/Blade Barrage Hunter ( the Solar Sub-classes) and within a single Lore card referred to as potentially being Rasputin himself. We know Felwinter WAS the son of Rasputin. This could be a play on the idea that Cayde-6 was the "Second son of Odin" Who I sighted as being Rasputin.
- Eris Morn = The Seeress) or perhaps Mimir
Makes me wonder why she's the one we meet under the Tree to gain insight into the messages from the Darkness.
Mimir lives under Yggdrasil, or in our case the Tree of Silver Wings, the place we meet her once a week for the Means to an End quest.
Side Notes:Jotunn refers to Jotunheim which are the Giants from Norse Mythology.Le Monarque translates to The Monarch, a Royal Ruler but also a type of Butterfly which is depicted as a Black Armory Founding Family and shown on the Bow.
Tradition views the butterfly as a symbol of resurrection. Symbolically, butterflies are creatures with the ability to transcend the ordinary and take flight into the heavens.
Izanagi's Burden refers to a god from Japanese mythology
The Kojiki portrays Izanagi and his younger twin sister Izanami as the seventh and final generation of deities that manifested after the emergence of the first group of gods, the Kotoamatsukami, when heaven and earth came into existence.<5>
The JadeRabbit is based on Chines Mythology
So that's everything I've compiled so far but I'm looking deeper into this to see what if any other references, connections, and details I can potentially uncover. If you know ANYTHING at all that could help further this theory PLEASE share it in the comments below.
- (SPOILERS!!!) How Odin will make Loki the trickster God (Theory)
- Time travel theory
- About mythology, lineage, and the characters…
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