We are listing here reasons of earthquake according to different mythologies:

1. Norse mythology: Earthquakes were explained as the violent struggling of the God Loki. When Loki, God of mischief and strife, murdered Baldr, God of beauty and light he was punished by being bound in a cave with a poisonous serpent placed above his head dripping venom. Loki's wife Sigyn stood by him with a bowl to catch the poison, but whenever she had to empty the bowl the poison dripped on Loki's face, forcing him to jerk his head away and thrash against his bonds, which caused the earth to tremble.

2.  Greek mythology: Poseidon was the cause and God of earthquakes. When he was in a bad mood, he struck the ground with a trident, causing earthquakes and other calamities. He also used earthquakes to punish and inflict fear upon people as revenge.

3. Japanese mythology: Namazu is a giant catfish who causes earthquakes. Namazu lives in the mud beneath the earth, and is guarded by the God Kashima who restrains the fish with a stone. When Kashima lets his guard fall, Namazu thrashes about, causing violent earthquakes.

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