The Vikings, or Norsemen, terrorized northern Europe from 800-1100 C.E. See how much you know about the myths and legends of these mighty warriors with our Norse mythology quiz!
Where did all mighty Norse warriors hope to go after death?
What texts are the main sources of Norse mythology?
What are the two Eddas called?
- "The Poetic" and "The Prose"
- "The History" and "The Myth"
- "The First" and "The Second"
What did the Norse call their epic poems?
What did the Norse call the fiery region to the south of their world?
What happened when the Muspel collided with the frozen world to the north known as the Niflheim?
- end of the world
- creation of all life
- All men turned to gods.
What was the first living thing, according to Norse myth?
What was the first animal, created to accompany and nourish Ymir?
Who kills Ymir and creates the rest of the world?
What does Odin use to form the first two humans?
What was the name of the heavenly home of the gods?
What was Ragnarok?
- nectar of the gods
- terrible battle
What was the name of Odin's favorite son?
What innocuous item kills Balder?
True or false: The word "brag" comes the Norse god Bragi.
Who was the Norse god of agriculture and fertility?
What was the name of Odin's wife?
True or false: Frigg is the reason we kiss under the mistletoe.
How many mothers does Heimdall have?
What did the Norse call Earth?
True or false: In Norse myth, the underworld was ruled by a woman.
What is the name of Bragi's wife?
What does Idun need to help the gods stay young and vital?
- golden apples
- water from a special fountain
- blood from a young cow
What is Loki best known for?
How long does Odin hang from a tree to learn wisdom?
- three days
- nine days
- 30 days
Who was the Norse ruler of the sky?
What weapon did Thor carry?
True or false: Two days of the week are named for Norse gods.
Who was the greatest human hero in Norse mythology?
Which of these novels bears a strong resemblance to a common Norse myth?
- "Lord of the Rings"
- "The Great Gatsby"
- "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"