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I Want to Have a Viking Funeral

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    I Wrote My Testament.

    In my testament, my family will find all the details to perform a Viking funeral : - The text on my grave stone will be in old Icelandic written with runes - They will have to plug my nostrils with beeswax - They will have to cut my nails - The mound above my grave shall be...
    Markvard Markvard 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 1, 2011

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    High Hopes...

    I've dealt with a lot of death in my life so the conversation came up many times in my relationship. My long time boyfriend has set his heart on having an "as real as it can be" viking funeral. Of course I understand they used to put the women in the boat along with men and I'm...
    sgcaitsith sgcaitsith 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 14, 2011

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    Sounds Good!

    this is the most honorable death.  nothing like literally going "down in flames", huh?  i want to be creamated, regardless, but i like this idea much better.  good closure.  though burning flesh/hair isn't so pleasant for those downwind..
    usetheforceluke usetheforceluke 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2009

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    Like A Viking!

    It kind of grosses me out to think of what will happen to my body after I die. Like being buried. Everything I worked for rots. My eyes will go gooey, myskin all black and wrinkly and disgusting. If I'm cremated then its like one big barbeque. I know nobody can avoid this and I...
    Sabi87 Sabi87 22-25, M Jan 4, 2010

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    I Always Thought I Was Alone

    Lol, I want this too, I have to check if the law permits it too before I can make my will.
    Lilithian1 Lilithian1 70+, F Nov 27, 2011

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    Yep.

    I think it would be awesome to have all my worldly goods burnt along with my body (No virgins required, Ill be one when I die)  It might suck for all my relatives, or it might keep them warm - depends on the time of year.   If I couldn't have a viking funeral then I'd...
    DarkPhoenix DarkPhoenix 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 5, 2008

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