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"My Norwegian ancestry prompts me to employ this subject in my first attempt at a quiz. There are many parallels in Norse mythology with other cultures' folklore regarding the creation myth and the development of the human race. God lykke!"
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Who was the author of "The Prose Edda", written around 1220 CE, a well known source of Norse mythology? He was a native of Iceland.
Reykjavik the elder
Hans Jacob Wang
Ragnarok is a critical event in Norse mythology. It has its counterpart in other major religions of the world. What does this event signify?
the beginning of man's time on Earth
the end of the world
the ascension of Norse Royalty
the birth of Odin
By what means was Balder, the beloved Son of Odin and Frygge, and brother of Hod murdered?
A magic spell
Ash tree dart
How is Nifleheim, the cold dark place of the dead that is ruled over by Hel, reached?
by way of Bifrost
via one of the roots of Yggdrasil
Where do the Valkyries take the heroes who have died in battle?
Who guards the well of knowledge from which Odin drank, forfeiting an eye for the privilege?
What was the name of the ship that served as Balder's funeral pyre?
Thrym, king of the frost giants, was put death with what instrument?
A mistletoe dart
A magic sword
Who was one of three monstrous offspring of the giantess Angrboda, Loki's mistress, and Loki the sly one? This monster was said to have surrounded Midgard and bit his own tail.
According to Snorri Sturluson, where did the family of Norse mythology originate?
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