Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|And at last they put a bridge between the home of man and the home of the gods. It was called Bifrost and the god Heimdall guarded it. What is this bridge?||Norse Creation Myth
|Odin, Vili and Ve then created a place for the gods to live. Do you know what it is called?||Norse Creation Myth
|It was also Odin, Vili and Ve that gave the points of the compass their names. Do you know from what the names came?||Norse Creation Myth
Dwarfs. When they made the sky out of Ymir's head they put four dwarfs to hold it up. And the names of the dwarfs? Well, you'll have to guess that one for yourself. And Sleepy wasn't one of them.
|Odin, Vili and Ve let the humans live in Midgard. What did they use to make a fence around Midgard to protect the people?||Norse Creation Myth
Ymir's eyebrows. There was obviously some bits still left.
|When they had created the likeness of a man and a woman, Odin gave them life and Vili gave them reason. What did Ve give them?||Norse Creation Myth
|Once Odin, Vili and Ve were walking upon the new earth and saw something that they decided to make a man out of. What was it that they saw?||Norse Creation Myth
Trees. The saw two trees, an ash (sw. ask) and an elm (sw. alm). The made a man, Ask, from the ashtree and a woman Embla from the elmtree.
|When the boys got older they decided to kill the evil giant Ymir. They succeeded and created the world from his body: the heavens from his skull, his blood became the water, and his bones the mountains. What did they use to create the clouds?||Norse Creation Myth
|In all of this lies the origin of the great god Odin and his two brothers, Vili and Ve. Their father was the son of a man but their mother, Betsla, was something else. What was she?||Norse Creation Myth
|The one who was created in Ginnungagap also had to eat. What did he feed on?||Norse Creation Myth
Milk. Ymir fed of the milk from the cow Audhumbla who had also been created by the mists.
|In the beginning there was a great emptiness, Ginnungagap, between the glowing hot Muspelheim and the freezing cold Nifelheim. When the mists from these two met something was created in Ginnungagap. What?||Norse Creation Myth
Frey. Sometimes known also as the god of sunshine.
Heimdall. He was known for his loyalty and faithfulness. He was also described as being able to see and hear great distances.
Valhalla. Only the bravest warriors went there.
Tyr. He's also known for only having one hand. He allowed his hand to be placed in the mouth of the wolf Fenris so he could be captured.
Spear. Odin is most often pictured with a spear.
Wednesday. Odin is also known as Woden. Wednesday was originally called Woden's Day, which later evolved to Wednesday. Also, Thursday derived from Thor's Day
Thor. Probably the most well known Norse god.
Fenris, the Wolf. Odin is killed by Fenris, who is in turn killed by Vidar, a son of Odin. For the record, Loki and Heimdall kill one another. And all the other gods and giants die too.
Jormungand, the Midgard Serpent. Thor kills Jormungand, steps back nine paces, and then succumbs to the beast's venom.
|When the evil giant Thrym stole Mjollnir, the gods were desperate to get it back. Who did they send to be Thrym's bride in exchange for the return of the magical hammer?||Norse Mythology
The lovely Thor. I am afraid it was the lovely Thor. With a veil. The scene makes for some of the highest comedy in the Edda, when Thrym attempts to compliment his blushing bride and, to his horror, gets close enough to catch a glimpse of Thor's horrible, bloodshot, piggy eyes. The Norse did NOT idealize their gods.
Loki. Loki convinced his fellow Asir to make a high-stakes bet with a builder that he could not build a fortress for the gods in a short period of time. The builder turned out to be a giant, and his horse Svadilfari a prodigious worker. It looked like the Asir were going to lose the bet, and they were going to kill Loki for it. Loki actually saved the day by assuming the shape of a lovely mare, and luring Svadilfari away. The ploy was effective, but Svadilfari was a little faster than Loki might have hoped... Freya, the Vanir deity of beauty, love, and dead heroes, was a mother but not of any monsters. Jormungand, the Midgard Serpent and another child of Loki, was mother to no one. Angerboda, an evil giantess, assumed the form of Thor's wife and mothered a child by him. In addition, she was the mother of Loki's monstrous offspring Jormungand, Fenris, and Hel. But not of Sleipnir.
Ymir. In the beginning was an emptiness called Ginnungagap. In the north, a cold land called Niflheim, ultimately the land of the dead, was formed. In the south, a hot land called Muspell came into being. Where heat and cold met in between, thawing ice melted into Ymir, the first frost-giant, and eventually a huge cow, Audumla, whose milk Ymir fed upon. Audumla licked the frost and eventually uncovered Buri. Buri begat Bor. Bor married Bestla, a frost-giantess. Bor and Bestla had three sons: Odin, Vili and Ve. The rest is history.
|The silken bond Gleipnir was made from the sound of bird's footfalls, the hairs of a cat's beard, the roots of a bear, the dreams of a mountain, the breathe of a maiden and the spittle of a fish. One word - true or false?||Some Other Norse Myth Trivia
false . You doubt it is false? Read the question twice. You still doubt it's false?