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RE: Viking Icelandic Horses

in #art11 months ago (edited)

Did you know dead middle-aged Viking men were buried with their prized stallion?

Collosal waste!, I mean why would I bury my most prized stallion when I could actually make money from it and help those in need while I am gone. Or where they thinking that the horse will ride them their eternal abode. 😂

The horse takes 4 years to grow strong enough to be ridden. Growth isn't finished until 7 years

This has doused my curiosity for a very long time now. Used to think it even took more than that time

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I know! However, their views of reality, life, and death were very different back then. It was spiritually important to give the heroes a good send off so they will impress in Viking Valhalla (the hall of death) just next door to the Allfather Odin. Odin is a cool God, his jokes are the best and his kids were amazing Gods too!

f Ægir visiting the gods in Asgard said,

What sort of dream is that, Odin? I dreamed I rose up before dawn to clear up Val-hall for slain people. I aroused the Einheriar, bade them get up to strew the benches, clean the beer-cups, the valkyries to serve wine for the arrival of a prince.

Waooo, now I get the real gist😊.

Thanks so much