Alternatives to Valhalla

 

My apologies for referring to Tumblr but it was better than Facebook as a linkable source.  I think it is worth at least considering and reviewing.  For me, Freya and Heimdall are better choices and I would not want to be in Valhalla.  Plus, while I trained for war, I never saw it and had the rather modern view of only wanting to go if ordered.

[To be clear, I realize there are several folks posting about Odin and Babysitting.  These are effectively fiction from a person or persons and I am not speaking for individual narratives.  We know from Egil’s Saga when his daughter mentioned going to Freya that our ancestor’s afterlife was more complex than 2-3 choices.  I am not drawn to Odin and was not really focused on that part of the story.  I still think the larger question is important to consider.]

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One response to “Alternatives to Valhalla”

  1. aeddubh says :

    I found that ultimate reply to be far more affecting and realistic than the ones above it. People seem to forget that polytheism doesn’t just mean that there are many gods, but that there are many fates and many roads as well. It’s not just a binary choice between Valhalla and Helheim… that’s as silly as the Heaven/Hell binary.

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