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Norse Mythology

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  1. He the most famous of the Norse heroes and his story is that of the hero of the Nibelungenlied.

    Sigurd or Sigfried

  2. The most beloved of the Gods; his death was the first of the disasters which fell upon the Gods. He was killed with the mischief of Loki.

    Balder

  3. He lives in the golden palace called Gladsheim; he eats nothing and two wolves crouch at his feet. On his shoulders perch two ravens who fly each day through the world and bring him back news of all that men do - one is named Thought (Hugin) and the other Memory (Munin).

    Odin

  4. The movie Thor was directed by this guy who is otherwise known for bringing Shakespearean dramas to the screen.

    Kenneth Branagh

  5. These are magical inscriptions whose knowledge was won by Mimir the wise and learnt by Odin.

    Runes

  6. This is the realm of men.

    Midgard

  7. Niflheim was the world of the dead and she is Goddess of the Dead, she hath no fury like a women scorned?

    Hel

  8. Tolkien fans should especially know that the name Midgard, the world of humans, means this.

    Middle Earth

  9. He is not a God but the son of a Giant; killed Balder; synonymous with mischief.

    Loki

  10. Tyr is the God of War for whom this day of the week is named .

    Tuesday

  11. The name literally means 'choosers of the slain'; music to the ride of them was set by Wagner and used famously in Apocalypse Now.

    Valkyries

  12. We must thank this Goddess of Love and Beauty from whom a day of the week is named.

    Freya (Friday)

  13. This, and not Valhalla, is the home of the gods.

    Asgard

  14. Term for a member of a group of poets.

    Skald

  15. This is the main hall in Asgard whose name is synonymous with a martial (or otherwise) hall of the chosen dead.

    Valhalla

  16. Shown prominently in a Hollywood hit, this is the hammer of the God Thor.

    Mjölnir

  17. The enemies of the Gods were these guys who lived in Jotunheim; Ymir was the first one of them and his son was Odin's father.

    Giants

  18. Man and woman were created from this type of trees - men from this (cheer, baseball fans) and women from this.

    Ash and elm

    (ash trees are typically used to make baseball bats)

  19. Loki's artifact is what makes Jim Carrey naughty in this 1994 film.

    The Mask

  20. They are the three sisters who made one of threads for every life; they are the counterparts of fates in Greek myth.

    Norns

  21. Poetic ___ along with Snorri Sturluson's Prose ___ are the most important sources of Norse myth.

    Edda

  22. This is the eight-legged horse of Odin.

    Sleipnir

  23. Odin stole this from the Giants, and whoever tastes it becomes a poet.

    Skaldic mead

  24. This Y tree is an immense ash tree that is central in Norse cosmology, as it supports the universe.

    Yggdrasil

  25. Heimdallr is the warder of this rainbow bridge that connects Asgard to Midgard.

    Bifröst

  26. Though it is popularly known as Day of Doom, it is a series of future events, including a great battle foretold to ultimately result in the death of a number of gods.

    Ragnarök

  27. This 5-letter word is the correct term for all the gods.

    Aesir