Which Norse God or Goddess Reflects Your Soul?

Zoe Samuel

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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?

How much do you like to wade into a problem at work?

How good are you at rewarding deserving underlings?

Which form of performance is the kind of thing you'd most want to take up?

How good are you at triaging needs?

How often do people turn to you with questions?

How many of your interactions with people involve them asking for things from you?

How often do you lash out at the people who frustrate you?

Have you earned what you have?

How good a judge of character are you?

Are you good at comforting your friends when bad things happen to them?

How many lies do you tell on a typical day?

Who looks up to you?

How sentimental are you?

Have you ever lost a first-degree relative?

What's the lie you tell most often?

Do you understand the meaning of the word "sacrifice"?

Do you serve a higher cause?

How are you with children?

How appealing is your demeanor?

How do you view your work colleagues?

Which weapon would you want on a Viking raid?

Which navigation tool would you want if you were sailing to a far off land, to raid and pillage?

Which area might you settle once you've raided enough to set yourself up?

What industry is closest to yours?

What job description is closest to yours?

How important are you to your employer?

Do you think the Norse gods get a raw deal since they all know what will happen to them at Ragnarok?

What is the virtue, held by the Vikings, that you most admire?

Are you able to do your job even when times are tough?

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