I'm looking for some concepts (could be objects, weapons, creatures, traditions, ...) that are common between both Egypt and Norse mythology/folklore or history/civilization.

Context: I'm working on a prototype for a card game where Gods from Greek, Egypt, Maya or Norse mythology battle each other. There are a lot of distinct Greek, Egypt, Maya and Norse cards in the game. Now I'm trying to add some cards to the game that belong to each possible combination pair of these 4 mythologies. For example, for Greek+Norse I have "The 3 Fates". For Egypt+Maya I have "Death Mask". For Maya+Norse I have "World Tree", etc... But I'm really struggling to find something that works for Egypt+Norse.

  • Hey, also, contacme about this game. Sure it as challenge build something alone. Cheers
    – mmelotti
    Commented Mar 12, 2019 at 1:57
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    I went with "Ouroboros": en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ouroboros#Ancient_Egypt en.wikipedia.org/wiki/… I already had Apep the chaos serpent in the game as a monster. Thanks for the input everyone! Commented Mar 21, 2019 at 20:30
  • I am thinking about making the "World Tree" card span the 4 Mythologies Greek+Egypt+Maya+Norse though, so I'm searching for another Maya+Norse idea at the moment :-). Commented Mar 21, 2019 at 20:37

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Jörmungandr and Apep 1-2

They Both

  • try to/or destroy creation
  • where not worshipped but feared.
  • Are great(huge) serpents.(although in some stories Apep is portrayed as a crocodile)
  • Both are believed to be the reason for earthquakes.
  • Both are considered evil

An added plus is that really big serpents will look great in a cardgame!

I found another one in the goddess of

In Norse mythology, Freyja is a goddess associated with war, death, love, sex, beauty, fertility, gold, and seiðr.

Qetesh is a goddess who was adopted during the late Bronze Age from the religion of Canaan into the ancient Egyptian religion during its New Kingdom. She was a fertility goddess of sacred ecstasy and sexual pleasure and became a popular deity.


I would start with the eye of the Horus and the eye of Odin, have you considered this link? Both of them are said to have the sun and moon as their eyes. Both lost the eyes in some moment.

I believe that Loki and Set are not totally alike, but they are the "necessary evil" that comes to cause disruption in the world in both cultures. Lewis Hyde has written in this direction, "Trickster Makes This World" is one of his works and can be a good starting point. Hope it helps.

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    What would be the link between the eye of Horus and the eye of Odin? That they're both eyes?
    – Tom Sol
    Commented Mar 13, 2019 at 10:03
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    Both of them are said to have the sun and moon as their eyes. Both lost the eyes in some moment (the moon eye of Horus for example).
    – mmelotti
    Commented Mar 13, 2019 at 19:56
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    are you able to incorporate that into your answer?
    – Tom Sol
    Commented Mar 13, 2019 at 21:58

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