To celebrate my appearance in a serious academic discussion on Dr Jackson Crawford’s Norse Mythology YouTube channel. I thought I’d collate my Norse mythology jokes that I’ve been cooking up in bored moments over recent days. Bad jokes? Dad jokes? Niche humour? I’d just like to call them Prof jokes 🙂

  • Question: Which of the Norse gods suffered most from hair loss? Clue: They called him the ‘shining god’ because he was Baldr than the rest!
  • Q: Which of the Norse gods was actually quite bashful about his fame and surprise popularity? Clue: He only turned up at Loki events…
  • Q: Which Norse god best embodies 1950s/60s middle-class gender roles? Clue: As he arrived home from the office, briefcase in hand, he’d call out to his house-wife: ‘I’m Heimdall-ing’!
  • Q: How do Norse gods avoid tripping whilst commuting on the London Underground? A: They listen out for the loudspeakers blaring out: “Mind the Gunnungagap”
  • Norse Mythology General Hospital’s Ash-Idunn & Ymirgency had 3 new patients this evening: Yggdra’s ill, Odin’s hoarse, but thankfully, apart from a mild headache, Mimir’s well.
  • In the Asgard annual performance review, Odin as line manager gave glowing evaluations for most of the Aesir and Vanir. However, he did warn that the deities with maritime associations needed to step up Aegir…
  • Q: most hygiene-obsessed Norse deity? A: Sif…
  • Q: Which Norse monster was bound to be the best roadside mechanic? A: Fenrir: if lent a hand, he’d change a Tyr
  • The Poetic Edda contains a little-known piece thought to derive from Scania, telling the story of a magical smith who solved rather than committed murders, and did so tersely: The Lay of Curt-Volundr…

I’m proud of the last one most!

 

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