Sunday, March 18, 2018

Norse Mythology Tag

The Rules

  • Link back to my original post on Kyera’s Library so I can see all your answers! (Be sure to do this via pingback, I don’t get notified if you just tag my URL)
  • 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!

ODIN – FAVORITE STAND ALONE
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.
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Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia, I was skeptical about reading this last year, but was approved on Edelweiss for an eARC and was curious. I ended up loving it!

THOR – A BOOK THAT HITS YOU RIGHT 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.

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This is going to sound weird, but totally fits with this tag! Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman! I absolutely loved this book, and it’s super rare that a book can bring me to tears, but somehow this one did!

LOKI – BIGGEST PLOT TWIST OR CHARACTER BETRAYAL
Loki is the god of mischief, thieves and thrives on chaos
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This one took some thought, but since Loki is my favorite Norse Mythology character, I had to have a good answer for this one! I Am the Messenger – Markus Zusak! After reading his The Book Thief, I stumbled on this one, and while I never hear anyone talk about it, it was one of my favorite books, and both books are some of my favorite stand-alones! (it’s just been a while, so I always forget to mention them!)

FRIGG – OTP
Frigg is Odin’s wife, the goddess of love, marriage, fertility and fate.
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Dylan and Enfys in Rhodi’s Lullaby (Rhodi Saga #3) by Megan Linski!

HEIMDALL – FAVORITE 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.
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A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas! Though there are probably a lot, this  was the first to come to mind, and this and Empire of Storms are my two favorites by her, but I haven’t read Tower of Dawn.

BALDUR – FAVORITE MALE CHARACTER
Baldur is the beloved son of Odin and Frigg, twin brother of Hodor.
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This is so hard! I have to choose just one? Either Enfys from the Rhodi Saga, or Thomas Schreiber from Rachel Caine’s Great Library series!

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.

 

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Not sure it’s the most beautiful cover, but I love this one.  Maybe not my favorite, but definitely a stand out for me.

FREY – BOOK/SERIES THAT ALWAYS MAKES YOU HAPPY
Frey is the lord of weather, god of light, summer, master of agriculture, fertility, and brother of Freya.
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Narnia! This is the series, that made me fall in love with books and fantasy. My second grade teacher read The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, and I swore I would read it for myself one day. It took a while, but I finally did.

FRAYA – FAVORITE BOOK SETTING
Freya is the goddess of love and beauty, fertility, war, wealth and growth, and sister of Frey.

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Can I say Narnia again? No? Then Alagaƫsia from Eragon (Inheritance Cycle).

ULLER – CHARACTER DEATH THAT AFFECTED YOU THE MOST
Uller is the god of death, winter, archery and hunting.

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NJORD – FAVOURITE BOOK AN EPIC JOURNEY ON WATER/OCEAN SETTING
Njord is the god of the wind and the sea.
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The obvious would be The Odyssey, but a newer one (another Norse retelling!) I loved this series as a kid, and I’m really hoping to reread it this year.

VALKYRIE – FAVORITE STRONG FEMALE CHARACTER
The Valkyries, much like the Amazons, are strong female warriors.

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Nasuada! I know I already mentioned Eragon before (did I mention I love this series?) but I can’t think of another character who could complete The Trial of the Long Knives
and NOT be considered a strong warrior!

AESIR/VANIR – FAVORITE BOOK CREW
The Aesir and the Vanir are two groups of Norse gods, believed to be old and new gods.
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I really want to say the Court of Dreams, or the group in the Rhodi Saga, but I won’t. Instead I’m going with Duncan and the Blood sisters!

SEIPYRTS – FAVORITE 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.
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I mentioned Reepicheep from Narnia in another tag, so I’m going with…Toothless! (I know it’s a movie, but they do have a book series!)

I’m not going to tag anyone, but if you want to do this one, consider yourself tagged. Please make sure you post your link in the comments so I can read your answers, too.

1 comment:

  1. ACOMAF is fantastic. Probably one of the best books I've ever read. Great list :)

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