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Vanir: Quiz


Question 1: While not attested as Vanir, the gods Heimdallr and ________ have been theorized as potential members of the group.

Question 2: Grundy notes that there is however evidence (though not undisputed) that the god Freyr is the same god as the Germanic deity Ing (reconstructed as Proto-Germanic *Ingwaz), and that, if so, he is attested as having been known among the ________.
VandalsGermanic peoplesGothsWielbark culture

Question 3: In Skírnismál, the beautiful jötunn Gerðr first encounters the god ________'s messenger Skírnir, and asks him if he is of the elves, of the Æsir, or of the "wise Vanir." Skírnir responds that he is not of any of the three groups.
ThorNorse mythologyNjörðrFreyr

Question 4: Sigrdrífa notes that runes were once carved on to various creatures, deities, and other figures, and then shaved off and mixed with a "sacred ________." This mead is possessed by the Æsir, the elves, mankind, and the Vanir.
BeerMeadAlcoholic beverageAbsinthe

Question 5: [21] Some ________ refer to their beliefs as Vanatrú (meaning "those who honor the Vanir").
UrglaaweNeo-völkisch movementsReligious discrimination against NeopagansGermanic Neopaganism

Question 6: In Vafþrúðnismál, Gagnráðr (the god ________ in disguise) engages in a game of wits with the jötunn Vafþrúðnir.
OdinNorse mythologySleipnirThor

Question 7: The Vanir are only attested in these Old Norse sources, unlike the Æsir, who are attested widely among the ________.
SuebiFrisiansGermanic ChristianityGermanic peoples

Question 8: Alvíssmál consists of question and answer exchanges between the dwarf Alvíss and the god ________.
Germanic paganismYuleThorValkyrie

Question 9: The Vanir are 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 ________, the Vanir (singular Vanr) are a group of gods associated with fertility, wisdom, and the ability to see the future.
Norse mythologyThorOdinNorse paganism


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