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  1. The land of fire which existed before life was created in Norse mythology
    Muspelheim
  2. The land of ice and fog which existed before life was created in Norse mythology
    Niflheim
  3. The region where the fire and ice met in Norse mythology, which never had an end or a beginning
    Ginnungagap
  4. The evil frost giant formed in Ginnungagap who was the first of all beings and the father of the frost giants
    Ymir
  5. The cow whose milk nourished Ymir
    Audumla
  6. The cheif of the Norse gods
    Odin
  7. He killed Ymir and made the universe out of his body with his brothers Vili and Ve
    Odin
  8. The godess of the sky and Odin's wife
    Frigga
  9. The dwelling place of the Norse gods
    Asgard
  10. Asgard's great hall where Odin recieved and feasted with the souls of those who had heroically died in battle
    Valhalla
  11. The collective name of the Norse gods who lived in Asgard
    Aesir
  12. The evil frost giants who ruled before the Asgard
    Jotuns
  13. The drink of the Norse gods
    Mead
  14. The peace-loving fertility gods who made peace with the Aesir after some initial conflict
    Vanir
  15. Nine helmeted warlike godesses who carried the souls of the brave warriors to Valhalla
    The Valkyries
  16. The land of men in Norse mythology
    Midgard
  17. A flaming rainbow bridge which linked Asgard to Midgard
    Bifrost
  18. Small Norse craftmen who live underground
    Dwarfs
  19. The eight-legged horse of Odin
    Sleipnir
  20. The world tree in Norse mythology which Odin hung himself from to gain wisdom
    Yggsdrasil
  21. Has 540 massive doors and a roof of golden sheilds
    Valhalla
  22. The residences of this place are known as Einherjar
    Valhalla
  23. Scores of this Jewish sect commited suicide instead of being captured
    Zealots
  24. The ninth month of the Islamic calender in which Muslims fast
    Ramadan
  25. The pillar of Islam saying they must fast during Ramadan
    Sawm
  26. She saved Iphigenia from sacrifice
    Artemis
  27. She turned Actaeon into a deer after he saw her bathing
    Artemis
  28. Also known as Phoebus
    Apollo
  29. Theorized a four-stage model of cognitave development in children
    Jean Piaget
  30. Described how to get women in The Art of Love
    Ovid
  31. His oracle was Dodona
    Zeus
  32. He replaced his cupbarer Hebe (his daughter) with Ganymede
    Zeus
  33. He rides the bird Garuda
    Vishnu
  34. The incarnations of Vishnu
    Avatars
  35. He sacrifices Helios' cattle as thanks for avoiding Scylla and Charybdis
    Odysseus
  36. The monster Odysseus avoided
    Scylla
  37. The whirlpool Odysseus avoided
    Charybdis
  38. Odysseus' son
    Telemachus
  39. His mortal wife Pschye pours hot wax on him to discover his true identity
    Cupid
  40. His mortal wife Pschye pours hot wax on him to discover his true identity
    Beowulf
  41. Asita predicted he would be a great leader
    Buddha
  42. He meditated under a Bodhi tree
    Buddha
  43. He attended the Marburg Colloquy with Zwingli
    Martin Luther
  44. His sayings are collectively known as Ahadeeth
    Muhammad
  45. The Egyptian god of the afterlife
    Osiris
  46. He will slay Jormungandr at Ragnarok
    Thor
  47. This god was "born twice", once from Zeus' thigh
    Bacchus or Dionysus
  48. A poisonous snake made by this god's spit bit him and forced him to reveal his true name
    Ra
  49. This Egyptian god carries the sun on his head
    Ra
  50. The rooster Gullinkambi wakes the residences of this place
    Valhalla
  51. He was caught in a net after having an affair with Aphrodite
    Ares
  52. After the gods ill-advisedly churn the sea, he swallows the ensuing upswell of poison, turning his throat blue
    Shiva
  53. The collective names for the Hindu gods Brahama, Vishnu and Shiva
    Trimurti
  54. He wears a necklace of skulls
    Shiva
  55. Oral poems and sources for Norse myth.
    Eddas
  56. Land of fire that was one of two places that existed before life was created.
    Muspelheim
  57. Land of ice and fog that was one of the two places that existed before life was created.
    Niflheim
  58. Region of emptiness between Muspelheim and Niflheim with no beginning and no end; where fire and ice met.
    Ginnungagap
  59. Evil frost giant formed by spontaneous generation from salty ice blocks and sparks of fire in Ginnungagap; the father of all living things and father of frost giants.
    Ymir
  60. Any of the evil Frost Giants who ruled before the chief gods.
    Jotuns
  61. Abode of the Frost Giants (Jotuns).
    Jotunheim
  62. Second creature to appear; the cow who nourished Ymir.
    Audumla
  63. Man uncovered after the cow licked the salty ice.
    Bori
  64. Bori's son who married a frost giant named Bestla.
    Bor
  65. 3 sons of Bori and Bestla.
    Odin, Vili, and Ve
  66. Chief god, ruler of the universe, and wisest of the gods who with the help of his brothers killed Ymir, from whose body the world was created.
    Odin (Othin)
  67. Goddess of the sky, Odin's wise wife, who was the goddess of married love and who presided over the home and over Asgard.
    Frigga
  68. Dwelling place of the gods, said to be located at the center of the universe and accessible only by the rainbow bridge.
    Asgard
  69. Asgard's great hall with 540 doors where Odin received and fed the souls of warriors who were slain heroically in battle.
    Valhalla
  70. Collective name for the chief gods who lived in the home they had built as protection against the Frost Giants (Jotuns).
    Aesir
  71. Drink of the gods, flowing endlessly from the udder of the goat Heidrum.
    Mead
  72. Peace-loving race of fertility gods who made peace with the Aesir after some intial conflict.
    Vanir
  73. Heroes who fell in battle and were chosen to enter Valhalla.
    Einherjar
  74. Nine beautiful helmeted warlike goddess-maidens who as Odin's attendants carried the souls of the dead to Valhalla.
    Valkyries
  75. Earth, the land of men.
    Midgard
  76. Flaming rainbow bridge that linked Asgard and Midgard.
    Bifrost
  77. Small, misshapen skilled craftsmen who lived underground in Nidavellir and were created by the gods from the maggots in Ymir's decaying body.
    Dwarfs (Dwarves)
  78. Sprites, some dark and some light, with magical powers who cared for the flowers and for the streams.
    Elves
  79. Malicious, dwarfish creatures, some with 50 heads, who lived underground or in caves and worked as smiths.
    Trolls
  80. Giant ash tree whose branches reached heaven and spread over the earth and held together the universe of Niflheim, Jotunheim, and Asgard- it sprang from the body of Ymir and was exprected to survive the final battle as it "always was and is and will be."
    Yggdrasil
  81. 3 sister goddesses of fate who meted out the destinies of man as well as that of the gods- they were descended from the Giants and lived at the base of Yggdrasil, watering it from the sacred well of Urd(r), where the gods met and sat in judgment.
    Norns
  82. Serpent that lived near Hvergelmir, a well in foggy Niflheim near the root of the ash tree Yggdrasil- it constantly tried to bring the ash tree down by gnawing on it.
    Nidoggr
  83. Famous Norse hero and later one of the class of fierce warriors who fought with such wild fury that they needed no armor.
    Berserk
  84. Ever vigilant watchman of the gods, who guarded the rainbow bridge.
    Heimdall
  85. Handsome god, protector of ships, sailors, and fishermen, who was married to Skadji, the goddess of winter.
    Niord
  86. Red-haired god of thunder, lightning, war, and strength.
    Thor
  87. Thor's hammer used to create lightning and which always returned to his hand like a boomerang.
    Mjollnir
  88. One-handed god of war or battle noted for his courage.
    Tyr
  89. God of beauty, radiance, light, peace, and wisdom, the handsome son of Odin and Frigga in whose murder the god of evil was involved- as the gods were not immortal, he was the first of the gods to die.
    Balder
  90. God of poetry and eloquence who along with his brother Hermod greeted the slain heroes as they arrived in Valhalla.
    Bragi (Brage)
  91. God of evil and mischief who tricked Hoder into killing his brother.
    Loki
  92. God of silence, known as the "silent one."
    Vidar
  93. Blind god of night and darkness whom Loki tricked into killing Balder, his brother, with mistletoe.
    Hoder
  94. Messenger of the gods.
    Hermod
  95. God of the sea.
    Niord
  96. Goddess of the dead and queen of the underworld, one of the offspring of Loki and Angerboda.
    Hel (Hela)
  97. Goddess of love and beauty, marriage and the dead- called the "Bride of the Vanir" because of her many love affairs.
    Freya (Freyja)
  98. God of peace, agriculture, and fertility, the brother of Freyja.
    Freyr
  99. Goddess of spring and the keeper of the golden apples of perpetual youth eaten daily by the gods.
    Iduna (Ithun)
  100. One of Odin's Valkyries who fell in love with Siegfried but had him killed and then committed suicide after she discovered he had deceived her.
    Brunhild
  101. Field of 100 miles in length and breadth where the last battle took place.
    Vigrid
  102. Day of doom, when the final battle between the gods and the Giants, or the forces of evil, took place and the old world and all of its inhabitants were destroyed.
    Ragnarok
  103. Wolf that broke free from its bonds in the underworld and swallowed the sun and the moon- he bit off Tyr's hand when he placed it in the wolf's mouth as a pledge.
    Fenrir
  104. Magic thread or yarn that the dwarves wove in order to bind the wolf Fenrir.
    Glepnir
  105. As the world shook, a tidal wave caused this animal to free its tail from its jaws and surge out of the sea.
    Midgard Serpent
  106. Odin's house and the golden palace in which Valhalla or the hall of heroes was located.
    Gladsheim
  107. Odin's 8-legged horse that could cross land and sea.
    Slepnir
  108. Odin's magic arm ring made for him by a dwarf.
    Draupnir
  109. Odin's (black) ravens who flew across the world each day and returned each night to report everything they had learned.
    Hugin and Munin
  110. Odin's spear.
    Gungnir
  111. Odin's wolves.
    Geri and Freki
  112. Odin's goat from whose udders was drawn and endless supply of mead for the gods.
    Heidrun
  113. Odin's throne where no one but Odin or his wife was allowed to sit.
    Lidskjalf
  114. Magical characters inscribed on anything, especially wood and stone, that allowed Odin to predict the future, change his shape, and visit the underworld.
    Runes
  115. Fierce fire giant, ruler of Muspelheim, who with his flaming sword led his followers over Bifrost against the Aesir, engulfing the whole world in flames.
    Surt

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