What Nordic Spirit Animal Guards Your Soul?
By: Ian Fortey
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About This Quiz
In Norse mythology, the wolf Fenrir is said to have killed Odin at Ragnarok. Odin, of course, is said to ride an 8-legged horse called Sleipnir. There's also Eikthyrnir, a deer that's supposed to live on the roof of Valhalla where it nibbles the leaves of a tree. All through the history of the Norse and the Nordic lands you can find tales of animals, some more fierce than others. Scandinavia itself is home to many creatures, from the simple lemmings to deadly wolves and everything in between. All of these creatures, both real and mythological, are strong and enduring beasts — they have to be in order to survive in such an unforgiving land. These creatures are no joke, and that's what makes many of them so exceptional as spirit animals.
If you feel any kind of connection to those Norse tales and the people in them, then there's a good chance you might be interested in knowing where you fit in — or where those Nordic animals fit in with you. If you want to know your Nordic spirit animal, all you have to do is take the quiz!
Are you pretty comfortable in the cold weather?
I can handle it if I have to.
I'd just as soon not be cold.
Do people ever tell you that you seem to have a temper?
Every once in a while people tell me that.
It's rare, but I guess it's happened in the past.
Do you have the stamina to run a good distance or are you more of a quick sprinter?
I'm in it for the long haul.
I try not to run unless I have to.
Are you the kind of person who can excel in a group setting or are you more of a loner?
I'm pretty good on my own, but I can handle working with others when I need to.
I'm much better as a solo act.
Do you ever get into fights with strangers on the internet?
I don't have time for things like that.
If people get me worked up.
Are you the kind of person who will help out a friend with a personal crisis at 3 a.m.?
I'd rather wait until a normal time of day.
I guess so, if it's a good friend.
3 a.m.? That better be one heck of a crisis.
If you're stuck someplace with a group of strangers, is it easy for you to socialize?
I'd rather not, but I can.
Do you believe honesty is the best policy or are there times when you need to lie?
Sometimes a lie is what you need.
I'm as honest as I possibly can be.
It can be better to lie if the truth will hurt someone.
Is it important for you to feel connected to a big family?
I think family is very important.
It's nice but not the most important thing.
If someone got in your face physically would you rise to the challenge or find another way to deal with it?
If I can walk away, I will.
If I need to throw down, I will.
I'll defend myself, but I don't try to start anything.
I'd rather deal with things less dramatically.
Do you take a serious approach to life or are you more of a joker?
I know how to have a good time.
I have moments when I'm goofy and moments when I'm serious.
I think I keep it balanced.
I'm a little too serious.
Have you ever been fired from a job before?
I tend to stay until I get sick of a place, then I leave on my own.
Overall, would you say you're good with your hands?
I don't really do much with my hands, to be honest.
How much do you tip the delivery guy when he drops off a meal?
How neat and tidy do you keep your home?
I guess it could be worse.
It's a little rough I have to say.
How often do you get to go on vacation?
I pretty much never vacation.
I get away every few years or so.
I try to go a couple of times a year.
What do you think is the most important quality to look for in a potential partner?
Do you ever judge people on the way they look before you get to know them?
For certain people it's hard not to, but I'm open to changing my mind if they prove me wrong.
If you didn't have to ever work again, would you?
I'd need to do something.
I'd be happy just doing what I wanted to do.
If I could just travel, I'd do that.
If you were lost in the woods with no GPS or phone, how long do you think you could survive?
I would not last long at all.
I'd last a couple of days at best.
Is there any particular one of the Seven Deadly Sins you find yourself giving in to more often than the others?
Where do you picture your dream home being one day?
Do you ever find yourself swearing when you know you shouldn't?
Do you ever go out of your way to avoid interacting with certain people?
You have to avoid some people.
Are you someone who your friends and family will go to for advice?
A few close friends will ask me for advice.
Sometimes, but no one makes a habit of it.
Do you have any regrets about the path you've taken in life?
I wish I could have done some things differently.
I have a few regrets, but what can you do?
I don't have a lot of time for regrets.
Do you think you're happier than most people, or are most people happier than you?
I think I'm happier than most.
I guess we're all about even.
I think a lot of people seem happier than I do.
I'm happy some days, but not others, so it's hard to say.
How easily can you learn from your mistakes and do something to improve yourself?
Some lessons are harder than others, but I get it eventually.
Sometimes it takes a while.
Money is one of the most stressful things in the world. How well are you managing yours?
I barely have any money, so it's no problem.
What's the first thing you'd buy if you had a million dollars?
I'd get a house for my family.
I'd book a dream vacation.
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