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Famous Nordic People

Based on the clues, name these famous Nordic people, real and fictional.
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First submittedJanuary 12, 2013
Last updatedJanuary 12, 2013
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Clue
Person
Norse God of thunder and lightning
Thor
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo author
Stieg Larsson
"Horrible" comic strip Viking
Hägar the Horrible
Shakespearean Prince of Denmark
Hamlet
Creator of the Linux operating system
Linus Torvalds
First to reach the South Pole
Roald Amundsen
Icelandic singer who wore a swan dress
Björk
Swede who won five
consecutive Wimbledons
Björn Borg
Swedish pop group whose music
is used in Mamma Mia!
ABBA
Dynamite inventor
and Peace Prize namesake
Alfred Nobel
Clue
Person
Culinary Muppet
Swedish Chef
Female lead in Casablanca
Ingrid Bergman
He painted The Scream
Edvard Munch
Discovered Greenland
Erik the Red
Founder of Vinland and son of ^
Leif Ericson
Either/Or Existential philosopher
Søren Kierkegaard
Finlandia composer
Jean Sibelius
God for whom
Wednesday is named
Odin
Figure-skater who won Olympic
gold at age 15, in 1928
Sonja Henie
Fairy tale author who wrote
The Little Mermaid
Hans Christian
Andersen
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level 77
Jan 25, 2013
Ericson... son of Eric... duh... how'd I miss that... also... Iceland is Scandinavian? and Odin and Thor are both Aesir.
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level 73
Dec 30, 2013
I'm with Quizmaster...right or wrong, to me Scandanavia is the "way up there" countries + Denmark.
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level ∞
Jan 7, 2014
In this case, though, I was wrong. :) I changed the quiz to "Nordic people".
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level 24
Jun 5, 2014
Fun quiz!
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level 76
Jan 30, 2015
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level 60
Feb 2, 2015
God after wednesday is named is called (by us) Wodan, but it wont accept that.
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level 76
Feb 6, 2018
Found the Saxon.
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level 40
Mar 18, 2019
The quizz title says "Nordic". Hence, nordic name.
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level 54
Aug 30, 2015
I'd say "Leif" would be a better answer than "Erikson" when searching for Leif Ericson. I had tried all kinds of things (Leif, Leifur, Leif the Lucky, Leif Eriksson...) before going for Erikson and getting it.
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level 69
Oct 7, 2016
Everything was going well until I got to figure skating. I wouldn't know who won figure skating gold in 2014, let alone 1928.
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level 68
Dec 3, 2018
Heinie is not that obscure; she became a well known Hollywood actress. Most, if not all, of her roles, however, did include her skating.
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level 45
Jun 6, 2017
Leif Ericsson is usually spelled Eriksson in Scandinavia. Both spellings should be ok.
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level 70
Aug 19, 2017
Kicking myself for missing Hans Christian Andersen. Surprised not to see Max von Sydow on here. Tremendous actor.
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level 69
Aug 20, 2018
Hinga dinga durgen!