Wednesday, October 16, 2013


"Who cares to find the heaven of the priest, 
When only warriors can with Woden feast? 
The flesh of Schrimnir, and the cup of mead, 
Are but for him who falls in martial deed"
H.P. Lovecraft, The Teuton's Battle-Song

"Valhalla is the great hall of Odin, wherein he feasts with his chosen heroes, all those who have fallen bravely in battle, for all who die a peaceful death are excluded. The flesh of the boar Schrimnir is served up to them, and is abundant for all. For although this boar is cooked every morning, he becomes whole again every night."
Thomas Bulfinch, Bulfinch's Mythology

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