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Norse Mythology

Can you guess these facts about Norse and Germanic mythology?
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The god of thunder
Thor
Type of weapon carried by the above
Hammer
One-eyed god from whom Wednesday gets its name
Odin
Types of animals which accompany the above (name either)
Wolves and ravens
Shapeshifter sometimes described as a trickster god
Loki
Goddess from whom Friday gets its name
Frigg
Prophesized event, called the "Twilight of the Gods", which will flood the world
and kill all but two humans
Ragnarök
Winter holiday celebrated near the solstice
Yule
Yggdrasil is a giant ____ which connects the Nine Worlds
Tree
"S" word that refers to Viking stories, particularly ones about Iceland
Saga
"R" word which refers to letters of the Germanic alphabets, some of which were
inscribed onto stones
Runes
Giant hall of the gods where half of those who die in battle will be taken
Valhalla
Realm in which the above is located
Asgard
Female figures who will take slain warriors to their place in the afterlife
Valkyries
Bifröst is a ______-colored bridge that connects Earth to the realm of the gods
Rainbow
Jörmungandr is a ____ which is so big it wraps around the entire world
Serpent
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Level 73
Aug 26, 2022
Well I have to thank Marvel for knowing basically all of these…
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Level 73
Aug 26, 2022
Interesting to not that over half of are modern day names comes from Norse mythology. I actually have a quiz on the Origins of the Days of the Week that overlaps with this one.
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Level 73
Sep 5, 2022
I didn't know all but I did better than I would have if not for the MCU.
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Level 88
Dec 21, 2022
But where's the question about the Dark Elves???
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Level 59
Dec 21, 2022
Whereas non-comic-movie-watchers like me could also have utilised Doctor Who (especially the 1988–1989 portion)!
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Level 83
Aug 26, 2022
A swear word in a Jetpunk quiz answer!
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Level 74
Jan 5, 2023
??
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Level 85
Aug 26, 2022
Accept wurm for Jormungandr...
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Level 73
Aug 26, 2022
Surprised that Freya isn’t accept for Friday. Apparently there’s debate if those are two different Norse figures, I guess.
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Level 80
Aug 26, 2022
I'd always thought it was Freya, too!
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Level 77
Aug 27, 2022
Agreed, though Friggday certainly has more of a ring to it.
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Level 66
Aug 30, 2022
Me too. Funny. In my native German it's Freitag which sounds a lot more similar to Freya (Freia) than Frigga. However in Old German it's Frigedeag, and in Old Norse, Friday was sometimes called Freyjudagr (after Freya) and sometimes Frjádagr (after Frigga). TL;DR I guess we don't know, maybe both is correct?
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Level 83
Aug 27, 2022
I thought it was Frieda or Frida
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Level 67
Aug 28, 2022
I also tried Freya.
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Level 78
Aug 31, 2022
I also thought it was freya
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Level 76
Aug 28, 2022
So I skimmed through and wasted precious seconds actually naming Huginn and Muninn...
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Level 69
Aug 29, 2022
Maybe accept "Jul" for Yule?
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Level 82
Aug 30, 2022
Where is Ratatoskr??
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Level 84
Dec 21, 2022
elementary.

no... really... I learned all this stuff back when I was in elementary school and a nerd about mythology. Especially Greek, Egyptian, and Norse.

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Level 56
Dec 21, 2022
Freya is the more common version of Frigg. By far.
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Level 57
Dec 21, 2022
There's actually a lot of debate over if they are the same goddess or different goddesses. Until that debate is settled it's probably best to treat them separately and it's well accepted that Frigg rather than Freya is where Friday comes from (which is slightly confusing since Freya sounds more like Friday than Frigg does).
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Level 84
Dec 21, 2022
I typed Freya first, then got "Frigg" on my way to typing Frigga.

Usually type in Woden or Wotan but know by now that Odin is the preferred spelling on the site so I started with that.

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Level 65
Dec 23, 2022
I think Freya and Frigg are generally considered to be seperate entities, with Freya being associated with fertility, and Frigg being the wife of Odin?
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Level 69
Dec 21, 2022
Frida is another spelling of Frigg, more typical in English (so used in fact that you stopped identifying the two, but I digress).

If you google "Frida (mythology)" the first page you find is "Freyia".

I strongly support that both are accepted as type-ins.

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Level 59
Dec 21, 2022
Also tried Freya or Freyja and was surprised that didn't work. I think it should be accepted
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Level 34
Dec 21, 2022
For the question "Type of weapon carried by above", could you accept Mjolnir since that is the weapon name?
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Level 59
Dec 21, 2022
But a name is not a type.
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Level 68
Dec 21, 2022
I first tried "horse" because of Sleipnir, surely it's a type of animal which accompanies Odin as much as his wolves and ravens? A typical explanatory sentence from Wikipedia:

He is often accompanied by his animal familiars—the wolves Geri and Freki and the ravens Huginn and Muninn, who bring him information from all over Midgard—and he rides the flying, eight-legged steed Sleipnir across the sky and into the underworld.

It didn't matter to me, I knew about the others too, but the question might benefit from being phrased differently, or allowing "horse" as well.

It's also true that Sleipnir has eight legs, but I think that makes him an eight-legged horse, not another type of animal.

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Level 56
Dec 21, 2022
Freyja should be accepted for the Friday god question
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Level 64
Dec 21, 2022
Until there is a consensus among experts on the Freyja-Frigg issue (which there never might be, seeing as the sources we have now are likely the only ones we'll ever have), Freyja should definitely be accepted as an answer for the Friday question.
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Level ∞
Dec 22, 2022
Okay.
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Level 64
Dec 29, 2022
Thank you god of war and marvel
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Level 23
Jan 13, 2023
thank you God of War lol