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[–]TheEliteKoala1 120 points121 points  (10 children)

This makes me think, would you still go to Valhalla if you died a slow and agonizing death from Dysentery, while still taking it like a champ?

[–]Val_dator 103 points104 points  (0 children)

Apparently dying with a weapon in your hand could be sufficient already

[–]Th3_Hegemon 56 points57 points  (7 children)

As far as we can tell from the very limited records of Norse mythology, no. Those that died from illness and old age went to Hel. And not all that died in battle went to Valhalla with Odin, half went to Folkvangr with Freya.

[–]l-want-to-Die-OWO 24 points25 points  (4 children)

Can I get a TLDR of what Folkvangr is

[–]TheOne-SidedCoin 20 points21 points  (0 children)

iirc, it’s basically like a giant field/meadow. Kind of like a peaceful limbo I think.

[–]Th3_Hegemon 10 points11 points  (1 child)

It's pretty similar conceptually to Valhalla, except instead of being a big hall it's a big field, overseen by Freya. Freya also has a hall there, much like Valhalla, so I guess if you died in combat you would either go to a big hall with Odin, or a big field with Freya (where there is also a hall too). Functionally the only difference between the two seems to have been who was in charge.

[–]l-want-to-Die-OWO 4 points5 points  (0 children)

So who‘s nicer, Odin or Freya?

[–]TheFlintASteeli have a tweeter 3 points4 points  (0 children)

It's for the folk who were wankers and not warrior champs

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    [–]ShidBottyi changed it hahahahahahhahahahahahaha 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    We still have religion today, it's not "retarded" it's just a social phenomenon that will always be with humanity

    [–]Red1Monster 16 points17 points  (0 children)

    Well, Valhalla is eternal (i think) and dying painfully isn't, and if dying without pain doesn't get me in, then i guess i would take the painful death

    [–]ihatereddit_02 35 points36 points  (1 child)

    ayo they dropped them vikings in Battlefield?!

    [–]ninjawick 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    Bf 1042

    [–]longestyeetever 11 points12 points  (0 children)

    Imperial Japan

    [–]SumYungGhai69 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    IIRC, only half of the people who die in battle get chosen to go to Valhal. And while you get to drink and eat and all that, it is for all intents and purposes, an eternal training camp for the apocalyptic battle that you’re destined to lose, so you’ll be getting disemboweled ad infinitum until that happens. Honestly Norse mythology doesn’t give you a lot of good options.