What's Your Ancient Warrior Name?

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Zoe Samuel

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Ask any Viking: a good nom de guerre will inscribe you into legend just as surely as subduing an ice giant. Ancient warriors didn't have Instagram feeds or Twitter handles, they had the poets. Poets would sing songs of ancient warriors, both heroes and villains, and spread word of their deeds far and wide. Homer alone is responsible for most of Greek myth's characters' reputations, and Homer was hardly alone in his profession.

Some ancient warriors took their names from a physical descriptor, not unlike the pirate Blackbeard, while others simply went by a single name, like Sting, Cher or Prince.

Most ancient warriors are known primarily from their specific deeds. Theseus was known for dealing with the Minotaur, Hercules for his the twelve labors, Achilles for the war with Troy. Some ancient warriors' named became so widely known, their stories and their names became synonymous, as with Odysseus, whose name came to adorn his story, the Odyssey, and in turn, became a word unto itself.

What name would your greatest deeds earn you? Would you have a title, like the Khan of Khans, or would your name have a Norse flavor, like Ivor The Boneless, or Bluetooth, the namesake of the wireless protocol? Answer this quiz and we will give you your ancient warrior name!

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