The Norse Gods Quiz
This god had their hand bitten off by the great wolf Fenrir.
- When the gods were trying to bind the wild wolf Fenrir, the wolf agreed on one condition. He would let them bind him only if they promised to let him go after, and as assurance he wanted Tyr to put his right hand in the wolf's mouth. Brave Tyr did so.
This god hung themselves for nine days to learn letters, and stole the Mead of Poetry.
- Odin hunted for knowledge. His learning cost him greatly: he sacrificed his eye to drink from Mimir's Well for wisdom; and he hung himself from the World Tree, Yggdrasil, for nine days without food or drink to discover letters. He then shared these gifts.
This god grows the apples that grant the gods their eternal youth.
- Idunn was once kidnapped, and without her magic apples the gods grew grey and withered. They could have died of old age had they not retrieved her.
This god will blow the Gjallarhorn, rousing the forces of Asgard for Ragnarok.
- Heimdall is the guardian of the Rainbow Bridge that leads to Asgard. During Ragnarok, he'll see the armies assembled against Asgard and blow his horn to warn the gods.
This god gave birth to Sleipnir, an eight-legged horse.
- A giant bargained that he could build walls for Asgard in three seasons, in exchange for the goddess Freyja. With his great horse, he nearly completed the job. The gods told Loki to stop him. Loki turned into a mare and "distracted" the stallion.
This god killed their brother with a spear of mistletoe.
- Baldr was doomed to die, so his mother made every thing promise not to harm him. But, she forgot mistletoe. The gods were making a game of failing to harm Baldr, except for the blind Hodr. Loki handed Hodr the spear and directed him. The spear did its job
This god rides in a chariot pulled by two huge goats, which they constantly eat and resurrect.
- The mighty Thor is pulled along by his two goats, Tanngrisnir ("teeth gnasher") and Tanngnjóstr ("teeth grinder"). One of his goats becomes lame after a peasant family, with home Thor was sharing his feast, sucked the marrow from one of the bones.
This god has har spun from gold by dwarven smiths.
- Sif, the harvest goddess and wife of Thor, was sleeping when Loki decided to cut her hair as a prank. The gods were furious. One thing led to another, and they contracted the dwarven smiths Brokkr and Sindri to make her new hair of the purest gold.
This god was born to avenge the dead god Baldr.
- Vali knew his purpose from the day he was born. Literally. Vali was born and grew to adulthood in one day. He was then immediately set on his quest of exacting revenge for Baldr.
This god rides a chariot pulled by two large cats.
- Freyja had many stories about her that are quite interesting. She was a goddess with great magical powers, and plays prominent roles in many myths. But, perhaps the most fun detail about Freyja is that her chariot is pulled by two huge house cats.