Norse Mythology (Stories) Short Essay - Answer Key

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1. Who is Loki and what are his main characteristics?

Loki is a Norse god and the son of Farbauti and Laufey. Loki is a trickster and a shape-shifter and often causes chaos. Loki is responsible for Balder's death and is harshly punished.

2. Who is Odin? What are the notable traits of this character?

Odin is considered to be a father of all in Norse mythology. He is associated with wisdom, healing, royalty, death, and the runic alphabet, among others. He sacrificed his eye for wisdom and is often portrayed in a cloak and broad hat.

3. Who is Thor? What are Thor's powers?

Thor is the god of thunder, lightning, storms, and many other things. He wields a giant hammer that is often featured in these stories as a protective weapon for the gods. He is a son of Odin.

4. Describe the setting of Asgard. Who lives here?

Asgard is one of the nine worlds in Norse mythology. This is the home to the Aesir gods which are largely featured in the book, led by Odin.

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