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Gerðr: Quiz


Question 1: Gerðr responds with a welcome to Skírnir and tells him to take a crystal cup containing ancient mead, noting that she thought she would never love one of the ________.

Question 2: He declares that the gods ________ and Thor are angry with Gerðr, and that Freyr will hate her; she has "brought down the potent wrath of the gods".
OdinGermanic paganismSleipnirNorse mythology

Question 3: In chapter 19 of the Prose Edda book Skáldskaparmál, Gerðr is listed among "rivals" of the goddess ________, a list of the god Odin's (Frigg's husband) sexual partners.
Germanic paganismValkyrieThorFrigg

Question 4: In the same source, the couple are the founders of the ________ dynasty and produced a son, Fjölnir, who rose to kinghood after Freyr's passing and continued their line.

Question 5: At the beginning of the Prose Edda book Skáldskaparmál, 8 goddesses are listed as attending a feast held by Ægir on the island of Hlesy (modernly Læsø, ________), including Gerðr.

Question 6: In ________, Gerðr is recorded as the wife of Freyr, euhemerized as having been a beloved king of Sweden.
Snorri SturlusonAsgardValkyrieHeimskringla

Question 7: In the poem, ________ accuses the god Freyr of having purchased Gymir's daughter (Gerðr) with gold and comments that, in the process, Freyr gave away his sword.

Question 8: In Norse mythology, Gerðr (Old Norse "fenced-in"[1]) is a jötunn, goddess, and the wife of the god ________.

Question 9: Gerðr is attested in the Poetic Edda, compiled in the 13th century from earlier traditional sources; the Prose Edda and ________, written in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson; and in the poetry of skalds.

Question 10: In chapter 12 of Ynglinga saga (as collected in ________), an euhemerized prose account relates that Freyr was a much loved king in Sweden.
ValkyrieHeimskringlaSnorri SturlusonAsgard

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