I'm not going to pretend I know anything about Norse mythology, but one thing to remember, is that, like mentioned earlier , the indo europeans were
late comers to northern Europe, so it's likely that any connection to the new world mythology would have to come from the earlier peoples in the
That being said there is gentic, linguistic, and cultural evidence that native Americans , from the dene language family , back migrated into
northern eurasia in the early Holocene.
There is a link between dene and the yenisei languages of Siberia. Linguist have also connected ancient yenisei to uralic, which is considered to
the forerunner to indo European.
Also there is an ancient burial in nw Russia that has a mix of europeans and "native Americans/asiatics" buried there. Mt DNA haplogroup c has
been identified there, among the standard European haplogroups.Haplogroup c is a native American haplogroup. I belive it is the oldest Na haplogroup.
This man was buried 7k years ago in nw Russia, karelia to be exact,
He was buried in the same cemetary as this man
Add that to the wide spread dispersal of the earth diver myth, across Eurasia and all through the new world shows an ancient post LGM contact between
the new and old worlds.
rth-Diver is one of the most widely-distributed and well-studied cosmological myths. Found in mostly Uralic-speaking Eastern Europe, in Siberia,
in Munda-speaking Northeast India and North America, its action is set in post-diluvial times when a demiurge sends various creatures to bring a piece
of mud from the bottom of the ocean. The first creature fails, but the second one succeeds. Importantly, it’s the least likely creature that
succeeds, while the more obvious favorite fails. A loon is a much better diver than a duck but it’s the duck that succeeds. In the end, the demiurge
blows the earth out of the tiny piece of mud and restores life on it. Depending on the region, the diving creatures are different – in Eurasia
it’s waterfowl birds – loon and duck, in North America it’s amphibians such as turtle or frog, animals such as otter or beaver or waterbirds, in
Northeast India and the American Southwest – it’s arthropods
As I see the evidence this ancient myth has it's origins in the san Joaquin valley of California and spread from there. I believe thus because one
yokut version has has all the animals, not just mythical beings, several types of ducks, otters , beavers deer, mice eagle and coyote, who all die
trying to obtain earth.
It is likely there is a connection, albeit so ancient it's tenuous at best , between the canine imagery of the Norse and native Americans.
I'm also going out on a limb and saying that the meso American feathered serpent and European dragons have the same origin. Not that these people had
contact, but they witnessed the same event, a close pass of a comet, so close that it actually passed through the upper atmosphere.
And by the way the Mayan cyclic calender has it's origins in observation of long running celestial event, the break up of the taurid progenitor.
Their ancestors observed the north American impact/air bursts and the subsequent yearly massive meteor falls, and the passes of the larger fragments
which coincide with the term of the long count calendar.