Which Norse God or Goddess Reflects Your Soul?

By: Zoe Samuel

Which Norse God or Goddess Reflects Your Soul?
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About This Quiz

Have you ever felt like you were greater than the circumstances of your birth? You're not alone. The Norse were born in a beautiful if challenging to cultivate land far from the intense interest of the Roman Empire and its cultural inheritors. They decided it was time to go big or go home, and if anything, the Vikings were not about going home! 

The Norse invented gods with extreme qualities. They invented the Aesir (or as Marvel has decided to refer to them, "Asgardians") and the Ice Giants, dwarves, elves, the works. The Norse pantheon was more Dungeons and Dragons than its Roman and Greek counterparts, and in many ways, more interesting.

So what sort of person are you? Are you, like the Vikings, easy to compare to the Norse gods and goddesses, or are you a harder person to pinpoint? We have come up with a quiz, taking full advantage of every advance in archaeology, anthropology, and the study of the Norse religion to decide which Norse god or goddess is like you, and vice versa.

Do you dare to know if you are one of the heroic gods or one of the ones who give children nightmares? Are you a god who is useful every day, or one who only comes up at the end of the world? Take this quiz and find out!

How much do you value your education?
More than anything
It's important because it got me where I am.
Experience is more important than education.
I can BS better than anyone, and need no education.

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How much do you like to wade into a problem at work?
It's not my favorite thing...
It's my happy place.
If it's an interpersonal problem, I'd love to get involved.
I'd rather not, since I'm usually the one who caused it.

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How good are you at rewarding deserving underlings?
Not the best if I'm honest.
I'm very good at that.
I do my best, but I'm only human.
Reward underlings? Who am I? Mother Theresa?

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Which form of performance is the kind of thing you'd most want to take up?
Watercolors
Flamenco
The guitar
Magic

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How good are you at triaging needs?
Very good. I know where to find value.
I'm good, but I need a stated mission objective to do it well.
I'm okay, but only in my narrow day to day life.
I'm terrible with that.

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How often do people turn to you with questions?
Too often
Not often enough
Frequently
What? I wasn't paying attention if they did.

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How many of your interactions with people involve them asking for things from you?
Almost all of them
Very few of them
About half
None, which is how I like it!

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How often do you lash out at the people who frustrate you?
Almost never
Rarely
It's uncommon, but it happens.
Isn't that how everyone handles frustration? I know it's how I do it!

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Have you earned what you have?
Not initially, but I did eventually.
No, but I'm worthy of it.
Yes, many times over.
Yes, everything.

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How good a judge of character are you?
If I'm honest, not great.
No one knows people better than me.
I have my moments.
I'm a terrible judge of character.

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Are you good at comforting your friends when bad things happen to them?
I'm usually helpful, but not emotionally supportive.
I try to take them someplace they'll like.
I always have some kind words.
No! I'm not your mom!

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How many lies do you tell on a typical day?
1
0
2
Wait, I was supposed to keep a tally? I had no idea.

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Who looks up to you?
Potentates
Managers
Parents
Criminals

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How sentimental are you?
I'm totally unsentimental.
I'm very sentimental about people and my possessions.
I'm very sentimental.
I'm not sentimental, except for when it trips me up and motivates me to do dumb things.

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Have you ever lost a first-degree relative?
Yeah, but I had others of the same class of relative, and in the end, it all turned out for the best.
No, but I'm around death a lot.
Yes, someone very close to me. I was heartbroken.
It wasn't my fault!

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What's the lie you tell most often?
I don't know.
It's over.
It'll be fine!
It wasn't me!

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Do you understand the meaning of the word "sacrifice"?
Yes, absolutely. From personal experience.
I encounter it in others every day.
I've had much taken, but nothing sacrificed.
No, and I don't want to.

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Do you serve a higher cause?
Not exactly
Yes, exactly
No, just my family
No, just myself

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How are you with children?
My track record is disappointing.
Not my thing
That is my specialty.
I don't do kids' parties.

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How appealing is your demeanor?
I'm rather taciturn and unattractive.
I'm attractive, but in a tough and ready sort of way.
I have an earthy attractiveness.
I'm very attractive.

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How do you view your work colleagues?
Worthy peers, all
We all have our role to play.
They're my people.
Suckers!

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Which weapon would you want on a Viking raid?
A sword
A spear
A shield
An axe

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Which navigation tool would you want if you were sailing to a far off land, to raid and pillage?
A lodestone
An astrolabe
A knotted rope
A sextant

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Which area might you settle once you've raided enough to set yourself up?
Normandy
Yorkshire
Russia
Turkey

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What industry is closest to yours?
Civil service
Retirement services
Social media
Long cons

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What job description is closest to yours?
Founder
Recruiter
Guidance councillor
Pickpocket

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How important are you to your employer?
I could be replaced.
I'm a linchpin.
I'm important to the character of the business.
I try not to let my boss know how I'm important.

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Do you think the Norse gods get a raw deal since they all know what will happen to them at Ragnarok?
No, because they're okay with it.
No, because it is what they are meant for.
No, because in the meantime, they have a lot of power.
Yes! It sucks!

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What is the virtue, held by the Vikings, that you most admire?
Their fortitude
Their discipline
Their loyalty
Their willingness to glorify what is essentially theft and murder

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Are you able to do your job even when times are tough?
I will always be able to do that.
I can only promise to do my best.
No, I might end up focusing on one of the many hats I wear at the expense of another one.
Times are always tough, man.

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