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Baldr: Quiz


Question 1: ________ rides to Hel and awakens a seeress, who tells him Höðr will kill Baldr but Vali will avenge him (stanzas 9, 11).
SleipnirNorse mythologyOdinThor

Question 2: When ________, the mischief-maker, heard of this, he made a magical spear from this plant (in some later versions, an arrow).

Question 3: Since dreams were usually prophetic, this depressed him, so his mother ________ made every object on earth vow never to hurt Baldr.
Germanic paganismThorValkyrieFrigg

Question 4: Among the visions which the Völva sees and describes in the prophecy known as the Völuspá is one of the fatal mistletoe, the birth of Váli and the weeping of ________ (stanzas 31-33).
FriggThorValkyrieGermanic paganism

Question 5: In the 12th century, Danish accounts by ________ and other Danish Latin chroniclers recorded a euhemerized account of his story.
Saxo GrammaticusDenmarkGesta DanorumAbsalon

Question 6: In ________, there is also a Baldersgade, or "Balder's Street." A street in downtown Reykjavik is called Baldursgata (Baldur's Street).

Question 7: And all did, except a ________, Þökk, who refused to mourn the slain god.

Question 8: As referenced in Gylfaginning, in Sweden and ________, the Scentless Mayweed (Matricaria perforata) and the similar Sea Mayweed (Matricaria maritima) are both called Balder's brow.
United StatesPolandNorwayGermany

Question 9: One of the two ________ names Balder, and it also mentions a figure named Phol.
DísMōdranihtMerseburg IncantationsIdis (Germanic)

Question 10: Writing at about the end of the 12th century, the Danish historian ________ tells the story of Baldr (recorded as Balderus) in a form which professes to be historical.
Saxo GrammaticusAnders SunesenGesta DanorumAbsalon

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