What’s Your Nordic Spirit Animal?

By: Marie Hullett
Estimated Completion Time
4 min
What’s Your Nordic Spirit Animal?
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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! 

Everyone has them. What's your biggest pet peeve?
Laziness
Sloppy eating
Bad grammar
People who talk nonstop

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Finally, you can hop in a spacecraft and go wherever your heart desires. Which planet will you visit?
Saturn
Neptune
Uranus
Jupiter

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If you could, which mythological creature would you most want to meet?
Dragon
Jackalope
Unicorn
Bigfoot

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You're back in English class, and it's time to read a classic. Which book do you hope you're assigned?
"To The Lighthouse"
"Their Eyes Were Watching God"
"Pride and Prejudice"
"Beloved"

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If you had to choose, which sense would you go without?
Sight
Smell
Taste
Hearing

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It's time to cast your vote for the next James Bond! Which highly speculated actor is your top pick?
Tom Hardy
Idris Elba
Tom Hiddleston
Richard Madden

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Which element speaks to your soul?
Air
Water
Fire
Earth

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You never know when you might have to enter video game caliber combat. Which weapon do you want to wield for your battle?
Excalibur
Trident
Light saber
Flaming dagger

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Life is piling on the stressors, once again. How do you respond under pressure?
Kick my gears into overdrive and do it all.
Put too much on my plate.
Sleep it off.
Become overwhelmed and unproductive.

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Which gemstone do you want to slide on your finger?
Pearl
Sapphire
Ruby
Emerald

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What do you do with a long Saturday with no plans?
Eat and then eat some more.
Hang with friends.
Read books.
Play sports.

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Movie time. Which animated classic will you watch?
Moana
Little Mermaid
Robin Hood
Snow White

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You're about to take off on an epic adventure. What will it be?
Skydiving
Scuba diving
Parasailing
Mountain climbing

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Where do you stand in your sibling lineup?
Only child
Youngest child
Middle child
Oldest child
Other

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You have to compete in an intramural tournament tomorrow. Which sport do you feel most confident competing in?
Football
Diving
Volleyball
Soccer

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Which sugary cereal will you pour in your bowl at the breakfast buffet?
Reese's Puffs
Frosted Flakes
Lucky Charms
Cap'n Crunch

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You're headed to the humane society. Which breed of dog do you want to adopt?
Husky
Labrador retriever
Corgi
Pitbull

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You have an important decision to make. How do you approach it?
Take things slowly and explore every option.
Ask your friends.
Think carefully but act swiftly.
Act first, ask questions later.

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On a scale of 1 to 4, with 1 being the worst and 4 being amazing, how much are you lovin' life right now?
4
3
2
1
Um, zero.

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Congratulations! You have the opportunity to build your dream home in one of these four places. What will it be?
Barcelona, Spain
Santorini, Greece
Reykjavik, Iceland
Dublin, Ireland

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Your BFF is asking for advice. What type are you best at serving up?
Travel advice
Relationship advice
Career advice
Financial advice

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Which painting do you want to hang on your bedroom wall?
"Young Mother Sewing" by Mary Cassatt
"Starry Night" by Vincent Van Gogh
"The Two Fridas" by Frida Kahlo
"The Persistence of Memory" by Salvador Dali

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You have to quit your job and start all over. What's your new profession going to be?
Animator
Doctor
Teacher
Engineer

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It doesn't matter how brave you are—everyone's afraid of something. What's your fear?
Heights
The dark
Spiders
Snakes

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You're basically a superhero. So, which superpower will you choose?
Flight
Teleportation
Invsibility
Super strength

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Which celebrity breakup are you kind of devastated about?
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
Anna Farris and Chris Pratt
Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum
Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson

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Uh oh, you and your friend are in a fight. How do you usually respond to conflict?
Get a little angry and speak my mind.
Calmly talk it out.
Avoid!
Throw a few punches.

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You get to be the weather god in your area for the day! What's the forecast like?
Dark and stormy.
Warm with a little bit of a drizzle.
Hot and sunny, not a cloud in sight.
Slightly cloudy, about 73 degrees.

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Forget barbecue or sour cream and onion. Which weird Lays flavor are you willing to try?
Spicy lobster
Nori seaweed
Caesar salad
Blueberry

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Finally, it's time to unwind. Which relaxing activity will you pick to de-stress?
Light a candle and meditate.
Take a bubble bath.
Read a good book.
Cuddle up on the couch with a glass of wine.

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