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Norse Mythology Tag

I’ve wanted to do it ever since I saw it on My Bookish Dream but I just haven’t had the time until now. I think now’s a good time to do it as the weather gets more Nordic and minds turn in the direction of myths and old traditions.

THE RULES:
  • Link back to Kyera’s @Kyera’s Library original post so she can see all your answers!
  • Thank the person(s) who tagged you… show the community some love!
  • Obviously, come up with your wonderful answers!
  • Don’t forget to tag others to keep the tag going!

1. ODIN – FAVOURITE STANDALONE

Odin is the All-Father, the leader of the Norse Gods. He is the god of wisdom, poetry, battle, death, wine, and war, among other things.

Ash has got to be my favourite fairytale retelling along with my favourite standalone books. Magic, faeries and a gay relationship with a happy ending. What’s not to love?


2. THOR – A BOOK THAT HITS YOU IN THE FEELS

Thor is the god of thunder, weather, warriors, strength, and storms, so his might packs a punch. He is married to the beautiful Lady Sif.

I did not expect to get as emotionally invested in The Bride Test as I did. I was hit in the feels both with happiness, despair and frustration all throughout the last third.


3. LOKI – BIGGEST BOOK PLOT TWIST OR CHARACTER BETRAYAL

Loki is the god of mischief, thieves and thrives on chaos.

Anna Dressed in Blood took me by surprise several times. I’m not going to spoil anything, of course but, trust me, you will not see the big twist coming.


4. FRIGG – OTP

Frigg is Odin’s wife, the goddess of love, marriage, fertility, and fate.

James and Taylor from Queens of Geek are so adorable and so perfect for each other. I want someone like James in my life.


5. HEIMDALL – FAVOURITE SECOND BOOK IN A SERIES

Heimdall is the god of loyalty, faithfulness and he is who protects the bi-frost, the bridge that connects all nine worlds.


6. BALDUR – FAVOURITE MALE CHARACTER

Baldur is the beloved son of Odin and Frigg, twin brother of Hodor.

Monty is a hot, gay mess and I love him!


7. SIF – MOST BEAUTIFUL BOOK COVER

Lady Sif is known for her beautiful golden tresses, although she is also the goddess of the harvest and is married to Thor.

8. FREY – BOOK/SERIES THAT MAKES YOU HAPPY

Frey is the Lord of weather, god of light, summer, master of agriculture, fertility, and brother of Freya.

The Thursday Next series makes my inner literary nerd sing.


9. FREYA – FAVOURITE BOOK SETTING

Freya is the goddess of love and beauty, fertility, war, wealth and growth, and sister of Frey.

Got to be Hogwarts!


10, TYR – FAVOURITE BOOK WITH A BIG UPHEAVAL/EPIC FIGHT SCENE

Tyr is the god of war.

I could have put the whole Mistborn series here since all of them involve epic battles but I am going to have to go with The Hero of Ages. It’s freshest in my mind and (spoilers) Vin’s showdown with the Steel Inquisitors was epic incarnate.


11. ULLER – CHARACTER DEATH THAT AFFECTED YOU THE MOST

Uller is the god of death, winter, archery and hunting.

No spoilers, of course, but there was more than one death in Holy Sister that hit me hard.


12. NJORD – FAVOURITE BOOK AN EPIC JOURNEY ON WATER/OCEAN SETTING

Njord is the god of the wind and the sea.

At the moment, it’s got to be The Girl From Everywhere. Time travelling is great but time travel by tall ship with sky herring lanterns to light the way to either real or fictional worlds is even better!


13. VALKYRIE – FAVOURITE STRONG FEMALE CHARACTER

The Valkyries, much like the Amazons, are strong female warriors.

In order to keep with my rule of not using a book/series twice in a book tag, I’m going to go with Spensa from Skyward. She’s a real firework of a character – determined, defiant and definitely awesome.


14. AESIR/VANIR – FAVOURITE BOOK “CREW”

The Aesir and the Vanir are the two groups of Norse gods, believed to be the old and new gods.

What an original answer! But, in all seriousness, the Dregs are the best book ‘crew’.


15. SEIPYRTS – FAVOURITE SIDEKICK (NON-HUMAN CHARACTER)

Seipyrts is Odin’s trusty eight legged steed, yes you heard that correctly – eight legs. I promise that he is the god’s horse companion and not a giant spider that he rides around on… although that would probably strike more fear in the hearts of his enemies than a pretty horse does.

Okay, I’m technically cheating a bit but Greebo is a cat for most of the time so it counts. Every time he’s on the scene, I know something brilliantly funny is going to happen.

I tag anyone who loves listening to an old Norse tale around the fire on a cold winter’s night!

5 thoughts on “Norse Mythology Tag”

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  2. Hogwarts is such an amazing setting! 😀 I really want to read Mistborn, actually I want to read anything by Brandon Sanderson. I can’t believe I haven’t done that yet. I also completely agree that the Dregs are the best book crew. 🙂 Great post!

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    1. Thanks! I hope you get to read the Mistborn trilogy soon. Christmas is a great time to read them if you can. I remember reading pretty much all of The Well of Ascension on Christmas Day and the day after. It was awesome 😁

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