Question: Can I Legally Have A Viking Funeral?

Did Vikings have tattoos?

Did they actually have tattoos though.

It is widely considered fact that the Vikings and Northmen in general, were heavily tattooed.

However, historically, there is only one piece of evidence that mentions them actually being covered in ink..

Where did Vikings go if not Valhalla?

Probably, like the dead of Valhalla, they were destined to fight alongside the Norse gods during Ragnarok. According to Norse mythology, Vikings that did not fall in battle would likely find themselves in Helheim, a world beneath Midgard in the cosmology of Norse mythology, ruled over by the goddess Hel.

What language did Vikings speak?

Old ScandinavianOld Norse, Old Nordic, or Old Scandinavian was a North Germanic language that was spoken by inhabitants of Scandinavia and their overseas settlements from about the 7th to the 15th centuries.

Did Vikings have to die with sword in hand?

So the vast majority of people living during the Viking Age didn’t die with swords in their hands. Very few of them likely died with weapons of any kind in their hands. And probably nobody saw a problem with this. So how were they buried?

Did Vikings fear death?

Vikings were not afraid to die in battle because they believed they’d reach Valhalla. Because of that ferocity in battle they actually reduced their casualties against people afraid of death…

What is a Viking funeral called?

Most Vikings were sent to the afterlife in one of two ways—cremation or burial. Cremation (often upon a funeral pyre) was particularly common among the earliest Vikings, who were fiercely pagan and believed the fire’s smoke would help carry the deceased to their afterlife.

Can I be burned on a funeral pyre?

Even today people tend to bury the dead or cremate them. Open-air cremations, known as funeral pyres, are uncommon and even illegal in some countries, particularly in the Western World, because it is considered taboo.

Why were Vikings buried with their possessions?

It was common for the Vikings to bury their dead with some of their goods or belongings. This was considered necessary for them to use in the afterlife, I mean what warrior would want to be without his trusty weapons, even if he were not to need them in the next life.

Did the Vikings burn their boats?

Did Vikings Really Burn Their Dead in Boats? Although there is some evidence a few very high-ranking individuals were burned in their boats, many more were simply buried in them. Still, a ship-grave was about as common to Vikings as a specialized memorial chapel is to modern Christian burials.

Where can I legally have a Viking funeral?

As mentioned previously, real Viking funerals are legal, and having one is actually rather simple too. Here’s how. You can be cremated, through your cremation of choice – In a crematorium or if you can arrange it legally, on an open-aired pyre in Crestone Colorado.

Is it illegal to have a Viking funeral in the US?

This is a matter of state/local law, not federal, so there is no single “US” approach. Rather, viking funerals are legal in some locations and illegal in others, so if this is important to you, some advance research/planning is likely required. No it isn’t it just need to be approved by the local government.

Can I have a proper Viking Funeral? Yes and No. No, you can’t be cremated in the open air: Law in the UK prevents it on public health and pollution grounds.