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Pronunciation : ane-HAIR-yar

(Norse Spirits)EINHERJAR

Also known as EINHERIAR

Army of the dead. The previously brave soldiers who died gloriously in battle.

After they die, half of the slain are taken from the battlefield and carried to Valhalla by Valkyries. These are the Einherjar, the warriors of Odin, those who live to fight.

Every day they are woken by Gullinkambi and march out to Idavoll where they have a jolly old time knocking seven bells out of each other. At dusk all broken bones and severed limbs are miraculously healed and they spend the evening surrounded by beautiful Valkyries, feasting on Sahrimnir lovingly prepared by their personal chef, Andhrimnir, and drinking Heidrun's mead until they can't stand up. Death was good!

The other half of those slain in battle were Freyja's warriors, those who died fighting to protect themselves, family or goods. Odin wasn't so keen on this lot, basically because they were the exact opposite of the wreckless war loons he was so fond of, so they were shipped off to Sessrumnir. However, the old girl had a reputation as 'a bit of a goer' so who's to say they weren't having every bit as much fun as those at Odin's place?

When Ragnarok rolls around the Einherjar will stand with the Gods as they fight against Hel and the giants. They won't win, but given the rather slack training regime this comes as no suprise.

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'EINHERJAR' - Norse database entry - 19 Nov 2007
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