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Norse Mythology

Ask (created by the gods from an ash tree) and Embla are the Norse equivalents of (Biblical characters) Click to show or hide the answer
Home of the Norse gods Click to show or hide the answer
Second son of Odin, associated with light, beauty, love and happiness Click to show or hide the answer
Name of the rainbow bridge that joins Asgard to Earth Click to show or hide the answer
The two collections of folk tales that our knowledge of ancient Norse mythology is derived from Click to show or hide the answer
Wife of Odin, mother of Thor; Friday is named after her Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Goddess of married love, fertility, and the hearth; owned a necklace called Brisingamen; rode a chariot pulled by two cats Click to show or hide the answer
Sleipnir, Doomstead, Skinfaxi and Hrímfaxi (associated with Odin, the Fates, Day and Night respectively) are all Click to show or hide the answer
Land of the giants – used for the mountain range that includes Norway's highest peak Click to show or hide the answer
God of mischief – caused the death of Baldur by creating a magical spear from mistletoe Click to show or hide the answer
Name for the realm of man (Earth) Click to show or hide the answer
The only object on earth that did not vow never to hurt Baldr (and did indeed cause his death – see Loki; in an alternative version, this was the name of a sword used by his love rival) Click to show or hide the answer
Often compared to the Greek Fates: Urd [fate], Skuld [necessity], and Verdandi [being] Click to show or hide the answer
The supreme god, ruler of Asgard; rode an eight–legged horse called Sleipner Click to show or hide the answer
Final battle between the forces of good (represented by the gods) and evil (the giants or Jotunn) Click to show or hide the answer
Kills the dragon Fafnir with his sword Gram ("wrath"), and bathes in its blood to become immortal Click to show or hide the answer
Odin's most famous son: rode a chariot drawn by two goats called Tanngrisnir (the one with sparse teeth) and Tanngnjóstr (the one that grinds his teeth); wielded a hammer called Mjölnir - normally translated as "that which smashes" Click to show or hide the answer
God of war; Tuesday is named after him Click to show or hide the answer
Hall in Odin's palace, reserved for heroes killed in battle Click to show or hide the answer
Handmaidens of Odin, sent to battlefields to select those worthy of a warrior's death Click to show or hide the answer
Legendary blacksmith of Norse and Anglo-Saxon mythology; associated with a burial mound in the Berkshire Downs (also appears in Beowulf) Click to show or hide the answer
The "world tree" believed to connect the nine worlds of Norse mythology Name Click to show or hide the answer
Type of tree Click to show or hide the answer

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