What’s Your Nordic Spirit Animal?

ANIMALS

Marie Hullett

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Norse mythology harbors numerous tales of weapon-wielding, magical gods and goddesses that battle to the death and save the day. While much of these legends focus on the deities, behind each one lies a special animal guide. From orcas to caribou to horses, there are dozens of animals that serve as pillars of support during the most challenging obstacles in the gods' and goddesses' lives. 

If you've watched "Game of Thrones" or "Thor,"  you already have a taste of the chaos and destruction rife in Norse legend. Even outside of Hollywood, ancient manuscripts, folk traditions, and archeological sites reveal grandiose tales of  the gods, often with a mythical animal guide by their side. Without them, they wouldn't be able to conquer evil and protect humankind. 

Although many sources of Nordic mythology, such as the famous "Poetic Edda," are derived from as early as the 13th century, these spirit animals live on in both legends and real life today. In fact, these animals continue to guide each and every one of us, day after day. So, do you know who guides you? Is it the sly red fox or the majestic narwhal? The burly wolverine or the otherworldly kraken? Take the following quiz to find out! 

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