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Þorgerðr Hölgabrúðr and Irpa: Quiz


Question 1: Davidson further theorizes that Þorgerðr's name may have originally have been Gerðr, reasons that this form is what is found in early skaldic verse, and, further, that this is one of the names given for the goddess ________.

Question 2: [23] ________ (1993) proposed that Þorgerðr was a rare instance of a giantess who was the recipient of cultic worship in her own right in heathen Scandinavia.
ÆsirGermania (book)NerthusLotte Motz

Question 3: In ________, Þorgerðr Hölgabrúðr and Irpa ([ˈirpa]) are goddesses.
OdinNorse paganismNorse mythologyThor

Question 4: Hilda Ellis Davidson counts Þorgerðr and Irpa as examples of guardian goddesses in ________, and compares their roles to that of the dísir and valkyries.
Germanic paganismYuleVölvaNorse paganism

Question 5: [5] Jarpr is thought to derive from the earlier ________ word *erpa-.
Gothic languageProto-GermanicOld High GermanOld English

Question 6: [5] John McKinnell proposes that the Irpa may represent a "dark" aspect of Þorgerðr, in that her name may mean "swarthy," and that the two were probably of contrasting appearance; Irpa being unlucky to name and seen as a ________.
OdinElfTrollNorse paganism


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