the dictionary of norse mythology


BROKK Christmas see also The Mead of Poetry, under odin, where roast pig, pork, or ham may be the fes-tive dish. In Sweden Yuletide cakes are baked in the shape of a boar. In England many inns are called The Boar's Head in recognition of the ancient custom of serving a boar's head at Christmas.Also mentioned in Norse mythology is the golden boar hildisvini, belonging to Frey's sister, freya, and the boar saehrimnir, who was nightly sacrificed at odin's valhalla for the feasting of the heroes. Saehrimnir came back to life each day.

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