Passing On

The Temple of the Oak, Hammer, and Star

“Where do you go when you die?” is probably one of the most common questions within the Heathen community, and from people asking questions about it. The popular media and recent cultural shifts have effectively made Valhalla the definitive end goal, but things are much, much more complex than simply getting nabbed by Valkyries and then spending your days fighting and nights feasting with Odin. So lets take a look at a few of the possible end locations for the Heathen who has passed on.

Valhalla is the obvious first choice to talk about. Odin’s hall in Asgard, this is where half of the worthy dead get to go when they die. In the past, this was an honour restricted to those who died in battle, and in the bravest manner. Valkyries prowl the battlefield, selecting the slain for Odin, and transporting them to his hall. Once there, they spend…

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~ by Sable Aradia on February 16, 2015.

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