The Norse Afterlife (In Short)



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  1. jimmy dahl

    May 1, 2019 10:04 am

    So where exactly would a builder & blacksmith go ? Thanks for the always interesting videos.

  2. Inger Andersson

    May 1, 2019 10:13 am

    Hello my name is Inger Andersson and I live in South-est in Sweden in Blekinge outside a town named Karlskrona. I own a small piece of land there and at that land there is a bronze grave at a saller mountain . A time ago I red an old book 1700-1800-talet where they mentioned this piece of land and the small mountain and it was called Vanthallberget do you think that it can have something to do with Vanir? I have also found a stoneageaxe at this place!
    Mvh Inger

  3. Arith Härger

    May 1, 2019 10:17 am

    Videos concerning Norse Afterlife related to this video:

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  4. colin Paterson

    May 1, 2019 10:21 am

    Hi my friend, always good to see another AH production. Marvel grrr I have a walking stick similar to Dr Donald Blake and no matter how many times i bang it on the ground neither it or me changes into Thor and Mjolnir.
    Seriously though there are many misconceptions about Norse after life and here is a true story to show it. I used to live in a city where there was a group of Neo-vikings that walked around dressed as Vikings. One was arrested for carrying a sword, here it is illegal to carry a blade over 10cm in public. He pleaded that it was his religion, that he couldn't enter Valhalla without his sword. I researched this and found that it came from a 1958 film with Kirk Douglas and Tony Curtis called the Vikings. This guy frequented a watering hole that i used and I saw him one day there so I asked him from where came this notion. He told me that it was common knowledge blah, blah so I went out and bought a copy of both Eddas took it to him and told him to find it in there, come back a week later and show me. A week passed and he came, as we arranged looking very sheepish. I told him that the sword was not so common as Hollywood would have you believe. He admitted that he had looked for the reference that would prove his case and didn't find it. Well you can't find things that do not exist but I don't know if they ever changed that belief in their clan, probably not.

  5. White Wolf

    May 1, 2019 10:35 am

    Its the Viking AGE, not "hage"! There is no fvcking "H" in that word! Really makes me wanna smack your face when you say it in this retarded way! 😀

  6. The hero of Youtube

    May 1, 2019 10:39 am

    You should watch a channel named "ThuleanPerspective", there is alot to learn about Paganism from that guy! Maybe you can make a video on what you think about this channel, if you agree on everything he says or not. Take care!

  7. Karl Magnusson

    May 1, 2019 11:08 am

    Congrats on the 20000 subs!! Well done Arith, you thoroughly deserve it for all your hard work.

  8. furabo

    May 1, 2019 1:22 pm

    I see that the 'hell' which you mention is somehow depicted in the video game 'Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice'.

  9. Logifanogi

    May 1, 2019 1:32 pm

    Literally just yesterday my friend was asking me about Norse afterlife and how it works and I wasn't sure how to answer, so glad this was uploaded! Thanks!

  10. Lucifer Apollo

    May 1, 2019 1:45 pm

    Hel is our Shakti, Kali. Ever-growing, and creating, and destroying. Hel takes the fearsome form of whatever unresolved, Unconcious inner conflicts you have in order to face yourself and them.. as Kali wears the heads of your former selves around her neck, with their blood on her sword.

    The Great Universal Mother is always there, not just in life and death. We have our own Ragnaröks all throughout birth as we grow. Every decade, every year, month, every day, every second.

    In some fashion or another, we need to succumb to Her as Shiva does to Kali dancing upon him, and as Odin does to Fenrir's firey maw at the end of the Twilight..

  11. Lady Khepera Ankh

    May 1, 2019 3:07 pm

    Arith, Hello. I was wondering what the lovely background music is in this video?? It's very soothing, and also, do you have an opinion on Edred Thorsson and his Rune Gild??

  12. eeljn

    May 1, 2019 3:27 pm

    I choose to believe that Frejya picked first so she could get the warriors who were the best endowed.

    They spent the days partying with the best looking Valkyries, she probably didn't pick to many Danes.

  13. Nicole Vernon

    May 1, 2019 5:40 pm

    I wish more people would click the like button! So many views ….another wonderful video thank you!

  14. Bad Raccoon

    May 1, 2019 6:54 pm

    I hope my own death is far away, but when I die, if I have any choice, I wish to die in battle. I have lived life as a warrior, I wish to die as one. Maybe make it there one day. Good video.

  15. Robert Taute

    May 1, 2019 8:28 pm

    Arith. I just subscribed today. Your videos are very informative. A few questions: Do you follow the Norse Pantheon as a way of faith for yourself? Assuming that to be the case, I live in the United States in Raleigh, NC. Would Freya be a good Patron Goddess for someone with a disability (Cerebral Palsy) and Chronic Pain? I have felt a connection to both Her and Thor (perhaps because I wanted to be stranger and walk better) and I just purchased the Poetic Edda and a book on Freya by Patricia Lafaylive (possibly sic forgive any errors) I also have The Viking Spirit and Odin's Chosen-though there are not a lot if any Assatru groups in this part of the US to learn from. A friend of mine said that even though ancient cultures often left weak babies to die, Freya would protect me and even today in my own way I am a warrior. That made me feel good. Please everyone forgive any ignorance. I am just looking to learn. Thank you Arlith.

  16. Porpoise Hork

    May 1, 2019 9:32 pm

    Thank you Arith. This video along with your other on Hel has helped me to better understand the choice made by a old friend a strong believer in the old Norse ways who took his own life a few years ago. I could never understand what he meant by saying that he was doing what was honorable for those in his life so not to burden them any further. His decision makes much more sense to me now.

  17. Yuriy

    May 1, 2019 10:07 pm

    Thank you for making these videos! Can't tell you how long I have been looking for a channel like this. 
    You do not seem to mention the idea of reincarnation. Would you please clarify what you've discovered on this topic, if anything at all. There's a certain individual (Vikernes) who is a proponent of a type of Odalism. He bases his world view as follows: when one dies, they are not only reincarnated, but are reincarnated down the family tree, whether as one's children, their children's children or as children of relatives. Would like to hear your take. Also, it would be interesting if you could one day go into Baltic or Slavic beliefs.

  18. Seveni S

    May 2, 2019 12:17 am

    Wow waking up Arith again! What will people think? Lol Who cares. The beginning reminded me of aspects of the Egyptian afterlife etc. i found that interesting but not really surprising. This was so much good info I feel I might go back and listen again. It’s true there is good and bad people and aspects of religions and people. Many times I like the quote “ the worst thing that ever happened to mankind was organized religion” I said sometimes I feel like that. Lol Nobody has to agree.

  19. OrphanPaper

    May 2, 2019 12:46 am

    there were a lot of halls built in lakes ,,,,,, i read hel was under water ???? great video do you have a down load sight or dvd set for sale

  20. Thelma Lynne

    May 2, 2019 12:51 am

    Airth I was wondering if you think Hel was a real place?How about Valhalla?Do you think that there really was a Frey and Freya? Or are all of these names from the mythology just fiction or some kind of fairy tales for you?

  21. Amanda Ibraimovic

    May 2, 2019 1:53 am

    My favorite chanel of all times. you deserve way more subscribers.
    Your content is AMAZING and I've been listening to you everyday for months now.
    Please, never stop doing youtube.

  22. John Galtman

    May 2, 2019 2:53 am

    All those videos are very good, you have truly helped to inform my understanding of this religion, and I thank you for that.

  23. teresa branquinho figueiredo

    May 2, 2019 10:22 am

    This video was fantastic, you're a great person, whit so many knowledge about so many things! Thanks for everything Mr. Arith. You Inspiring me! 🌷

  24. Gary Chynne

    May 2, 2019 7:16 pm

    if a person believes in reincarnation and dies when they get to hel the keeper of hel will say"not you again." harharhar. or hows this one arith, no matter which direction you are walking your walking straight to hel. thank yew arith you really laid it out in an understandable light. take care gare

  25. Sheepdog1314

    May 2, 2019 9:28 pm

    I guess I'm not going anywhere. I had half a dozen different careers in my life…

  26. Bok Bok

    May 3, 2019 1:52 am

    Your videos are just so good! I'd love something about the differences between germanic and scandinavian people back then. They were quite similar in terms like belief for example but there sure are some differences

  27. morgan sawtelle

    May 3, 2019 4:38 am

    Hey I watch you and I'm joining your patreon but I want to know something what happens to miscarried baby's in pre Christian pangism also is there a ceremony for laying the miscarried baby to rest

  28. Robert Paulson

    May 6, 2019 7:11 am

    Hey Arith ( and everyone else), you got to check out this show on netflix called norsemen its a viking comedy type of show its so funny. Its great to kick back a watch a cpl episodes. Arith you gotta check it out

  29. claude 1789

    May 6, 2019 4:35 pm

    Thank you kindly for sharing your research. Your videos are greatly appreciated.

  30. Steve Chappelle

    May 9, 2019 3:55 pm

    We have had the influence of Christianity affect our views of the afterlife far too much. This is a less judgmental system in that it allows a wider latitude in where a soul is assigned with a far more compatible climate based on the personal life experience. I like it very much.

  31. Aaron van den Bosch

    May 9, 2019 11:29 pm

    Very good video Arith!
    We can actually see some attempts of suicide in some Sagas, best known of course, Egill, when he tries to die by starvation
    Keep on the good work, and, it would be very nice to talk, like keep in contact; specially if you want to come to Gotland, be welcome!

  32. Peedinkus

    May 10, 2019 1:00 am

    I can't put my finger on it, but for some reason, I'm thinking a lot about the chicken motif.

  33. Carol Martin

    May 12, 2019 3:07 pm

    Very interesting view of suicide.

    Just a theory but, I'm thinking that, in a culture with a lot to live for (community, family, joy of living, freedom, value of life and creativity) suicide would be seen as an act of bravery because few would really want to leave a life they love.

    Conversely, in a culture with not a lot to live for (oppression, guilt, servitude, low self-esteem, lack of dignity, lack of value for human qualities like compassion, creativity and loyalty) the only thing that would keep people in their lives, reproducing and striving to 'climb the ladder' would be a fear of a life more horrible awaiting them after death. Maybe this is why we are seeing so many problems with people who have nothing to believe in (or hope for) leaving this life either through escapes like video games, television and films, drugs or through suicide.

    Maybe the answer to the opioid crisis and so many mental health issues is the giving and accepting of permission to find and follow a life worth living.

  34. Tanngnost67

    May 24, 2019 6:15 am

    Thank you very much for taking the time and effort to share your knowledge with those of us who would listen and learn. I cannot thank you enough.

  35. Sean Campbell

    May 25, 2019 2:51 am

    Wow. Great stuff; you know your lore! I’m learning more in a 30 minute of your videos than I’ve picked up in a couple years of reading about Norse lore.

    Thank you for your time!

  36. Guy H.

    June 20, 2019 9:25 pm

    Damb Arith! You just blew my mind! I learned things that I didn't even know that I needed to know! Great vid!

  37. DiscreetTrolls

    June 21, 2019 8:01 pm

    Greetings, Mr.Arith Harger, I enjoyed seeing a few of your lectures.

    You mentioned the differences of the realms of the Norse Hel and the Christian Hell, but did not mention Surt? It sounded like the Christian lake of fire and Satan, I do not think Snorri Sturluson really fabricated it to contrast with Christian views. However, I am aware much of the Edda may be fabricated and some of it actually wasn't apart of Norse myth at all and was completely made up. :'(

    The Lake of Fire is a big place to go over here in the Bible Belt US. When I was a child they told me I was going to burn in hell in the lake of fire because I was born into damnation.

    I do not see a reason to have bias views. lol


  38. Robin de Roos

    August 11, 2019 4:43 am

    Didn't the sea-giant Aegir also have his own hall similar to valhalla, for everyone who died in the sea? How does that fit in the original germanic afterlife?


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