Carter Kane said everything had a secret name.
So in your opinion, what is the secret name for The Seven, Nico, Reyna, Will and the Einherji?
This post's idea came from @BookSmart22 so cheers all around.
I haven't read MCGA yet, but what I do know now-einherjar seem pretty OP. I spent all night yesterday researching about them.
Einherjar are heroes who have died in battle, and are bringed to Valhalla by Valkyrie. The einherjar are powerful warriors that fight for Odin against the forces of Ragnarok.
All the Einheriar fight in Odin's courts
they choose the slain and ride from battle;
then they sit more at peace together.
This is the first verse of Poetic Edda, a Norse poem. The einherjar could never age, due to being dead, and have immortality. If they die, they will simply get resurrected at Valhalla.
As some einherjars are Norse demigods, they are even more powerful then others because of their maternal powers. Einherjars are also granted enhanced strength and agility, making them more powerful than the average Joe.
All einheriar shall swear oaths to thee:
share thou the Æsir's ale, thou enemy-of-earls!
Here within hast thou brethren eight,' said Bragi.
This is the poem Hakonarmal of the book Hakonar Saga Gooa.
Einherjar are definitely more powerful than average people, even demigods at a certain extent. Hope you like this theory, please leave me suggestions for others in the comments.
I thought the requirements of becoming an einherjar were that 1) you died a warrior/fighting in battle, and 2) you died holding a weapon. Crispus Attucks does not fit either of those. He was just a sailor and was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. He also was not shooting or throwing rocks at the "redcoats" during the Boston Massacre, and was just a civilian casualty. I personally don't think there was any reason for him to be an einherjar, or by extension, a Thane.
So in the Ship of the Dead I really really enjoyed all of the Big Banana crew members- like seriously I loved them all (how Uncle Rick does that,, idk -even in HOO there were just some characters I didn’t really enjoy as much- i loved the series tho) and was it just me or were some of you all very invested in each and every character’s story,,
I really enjoyed reading broken up Mallory and Halfborn cuz they were just so entertaining 😂
I could fEEL the tension
I could sENSE the angst
And I was just so intrigued by their romance/non-romance thingy going on
And then I realized I have no idea why they broke up in the first place
So now I’m like,, I know TJ said relationships are rocky with the einherjar but now i want to know the diRT like WHY DID THEY BREAK UP HAHAHAHAHAHA WHAT HAPPENED I NEED TO KNOW
ALSO WHAT DID HALFBORN MUTTER TO HER THAT LATER MADE HER CRY?? iM SO INTRIGUED
Sorry I might be a litol too enthusiastic this was RIGHT AFTER I finished Ship of The Dead lol
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Well, he died a noble death, and was brave warrior. It never says you have to be Norse or a Norse demigod to become an Einherji, I’m sure there are tons of Einherjar who aren’t related to anything Norse at all. Do you think he ended up in Valhalla? The Magnus Chase series ended with Annabeth bringing the news of his death, maybe he arrived around the same time?
Am I the only one that thinks Jason should be brought back as an enjeryari (or however you spell it) in Magnus Chase? I know the series is finished, but I feel like that fact could be easily mentioned in an upcoming series, and maybe it could be wrapped in with a bonus of fierrochase romance?
Like. Canonically it heals any physical imperfections and gives you a 2.0 body and stuff, for some reason in my mind it would "cure" is deafness(He wouldn't want to hear according to the books) and just freak out because he could comprehend hearing and stuff. Ya know?
Okay, we know that if someone dies heroically in battle, they go to Valhalla and become an einherji, and if said einherji dies outside Valhalla, they go to Helheim. But, what if said einherji dies heroically a second time? Would they go to Valhalla again, or would they still go to Helheim no matter what?
If you've gotten to at least like, chapter twelve you know what I am talking about and there will be no spoilers. If not don't continue reading.
Magnus is basically alive/dead? How should we classify him then for infoboxes. Also, how should we classify all the rest of the einherjar as well? Undead? Zombies? I don't really know.
Hoping the community can decide!