History Main / VikingFuneral

23rd May '17 7:55:19 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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In some cases, the fire-arrow step isn't performed. This can be due to a lack of flammable sails and fire arrows, a need for haste, or simply different funerary practices. A third (more historically accurate) variant exists in which the boat is not [[BurialAtSea set out to sea]], but instead used to lay the corpse in for a [[BurnBabyBurn funeral pyre]]. And finally, Viking funerals need not be literal. Many examples feature metaphorical stand-ins for any of the aspects of the ritual.

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In some cases, cases (as in real history), the fire-arrow step isn't performed. This can be due to a lack of flammable sails and fire arrows, a need for haste, or simply different funerary practices. A third (more historically (also more accurate) variant exists in which the boat is not [[BurialAtSea set out to sea]], but instead used to lay the corpse in for a [[BurnBabyBurn funeral pyre]]. And finally, Viking funerals need not be literal. Many examples feature metaphorical stand-ins for any of the aspects of the ritual.
23rd May '17 7:38:23 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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In some cases, the fire-arrow step isn't performed. This can be due to a lack of flammable sails and fire arrows, a need for haste, or simply different funerary practices. A third variant exists in which the boat is not [[BurialAtSea set out to sea]], but instead used to lay the corpse in for a [[BurnBabyBurn funeral pyre]]. And finally, Viking funerals need not be literal. Many examples feature metaphorical stand-ins for any of the aspects of the ritual.

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In some cases, the fire-arrow step isn't performed. This can be due to a lack of flammable sails and fire arrows, a need for haste, or simply different funerary practices. A third (more historically accurate) variant exists in which the boat is not [[BurialAtSea set out to sea]], but instead used to lay the corpse in for a [[BurnBabyBurn funeral pyre]]. And finally, Viking funerals need not be literal. Many examples feature metaphorical stand-ins for any of the aspects of the ritual.
4th May '17 12:50:47 PM BookButterfly815
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* In ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon2'', a funeral (for Stoick, after saving Hiccup at the cost of his own life) is conducted by floating the body out on a boat and lighting it on fire with a flaming arrow, while a eulogy is given mentioning Valkyries welcoming the departed into Valhalla.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon2'', a funeral (for for [[spoiler: [[HeroicSacrifice Stoick, after saving Hiccup at the cost of his own life) life]]]] is conducted by floating the body out on a boat and lighting it on fire with a flaming arrow, while a eulogy is given mentioning Valkyries welcoming the departed into Valhalla.
8th Apr '17 4:27:21 PM nombretomado
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* [[BurnBabyBurn Cremation on a pyre]] is the traditional funerary rite for Jedi in the ''Film/StarWars'' films, the most iconic being Darth Vader's at the end of ReturnOfTheJedi.

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* [[BurnBabyBurn Cremation on a pyre]] is the traditional funerary rite for Jedi in the ''Film/StarWars'' films, the most iconic being Darth Vader's at the end of ReturnOfTheJedi.''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''.
6th Apr '17 2:47:01 PM eroock
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* In ''[[Film/{{SOB}} S.O.B.]]'', the heroes decide their friend needs a better send-off than a Hollywood funeral full of phonies so they steal his body from the funeral home and send it out to sea in a burning boat.

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* In ''[[Film/{{SOB}} S.O.B.]]'', ''Film/{{SOB}}'', Felix is shot by the heroes police after brandishing a water pistol as if it were a real gun. His friends decide their friend needs a better send-off than a Hollywood funeral full of phonies so they to steal his body from the funeral home and send corpse, take it out to sea his boat, put it on a rowboat and set it on fire, in a burning boat.celebration of his life and at least one of the movies he made ''Pagan Plunder''.
1st Apr '17 11:26:15 PM foxley
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* ''Series/RizzoliAndIsles'': DiscussedTrope in "Stiffed". During an investigation into a murder at a funeral parlour, Korsac describes the custom to Jane, and she decides that is what she wants for her end-off.
7th Mar '17 8:10:08 AM gb00393
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* The funeral of Hoster Tully from ''Series/GameOfThrones'' used this trope, played for laughs at first when his son Edmure fails to hit the boat three times, and then for a badass moment when Edmure's uncle, Brynden, frustratedly seizes the bow, fires an arrow, and tosses it back without even needing to check if it actually hit the boat.

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* The funeral of Catelyn's father, Hoster Tully Tully, from ''Series/GameOfThrones'' used this trope, trope in "Walk of Punishment", played for laughs at first when his son Edmure fails to hit the boat three times, and then for a badass moment when Edmure's uncle, Brynden, frustratedly seizes the bow, fires an arrow, and tosses it back without even needing to check if it actually hit the boat.
29th Jan '17 7:17:13 PM Phred
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* In ''WesternAnimation/AllHailKingJulien'', upon realizing he can't be the same crazy party prince he was growing up, he throws a viking funeral for his wild and crazy party self in effigy. He then throws a party to celebrate.
25th Jan '17 1:43:27 AM StFan
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* On ''OnePiece'', the Straw Hat Pirates do this for the ''Going Merry'', their first ship, after it has become too damaged to repair and keep seaworthy.

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* On ''OnePiece'', ''Manga/OnePiece'', the Straw Hat Pirates do this for the ''Going Merry'', their first ship, after it has become too damaged to repair and keep seaworthy.






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* The Creator/RobertZemeckis ''WesternAnimation/{{Beowulf|2007}}'' film features one [[spoiler: for Beowulf himself]]. The ship is kindled by pouring flaming oil onto it as it passes beneath an arch of rock.

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* The Creator/RobertZemeckis ''WesternAnimation/{{Beowulf|2007}}'' film features one [[spoiler: for [[spoiler:for Beowulf himself]]. The ship is kindled by pouring flaming oil onto it as it passes beneath an arch of rock.



* King Harold is actually given a funeral resembling this after [[{{Pun}} croaking]] at the very beginning of ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}} Shrek the Third]]''. It even comes with [[WesternAnimation/{{Rupert}} a choir of singing frogs]] performing his funeral dirge.

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* King Harold is actually given a funeral resembling this after [[{{Pun}} croaking]] at the very beginning of ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}} Shrek the Third]]''.''WesternAnimation/ShrekTheThird''. It even comes with [[WesternAnimation/{{Rupert}} a choir of singing frogs]] performing his funeral dirge.



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* The OfMonstersAndMen song "Your Bones" is about one.

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* The female lead of ''Webcomic/ThistilMistilKistil'' is a slave slated for the HumanSacrifice part of her master's funeral.

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The female lead of ''Webcomic/ThistilMistilKistil'' is a slave slated for the HumanSacrifice part of her master's funeral.






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* Blog/ThingsMrWelchIsNoLongerAllowedToDoInAnRPG:

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* Used as a FramingDevice for the ''TMNT'' special of ''WebVideo/JoueurDuGrenier'': Grenier and Seb perform such a funeral for the whole ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' franchise, which they consider has been killed by the slew of poor adaptations.



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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', when Bart decided he needed to grow up and [[ItsAllJunk put away his childish things]], he did so by giving them a Viking Funeral.
* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' launched an actual Viking longship into ''[[HurlItIntoTheSun the Sun]]''.
** While Dianna read ''Literature/TheRimeOfTheAncientMariner'', for some reason. It does have very roughly the right portentous, marine feel, and the person in question ''had'' spent centuries trying to die, so points for the vague FlyingDutchman tie-in, but viewers who recognized the poem were still somewhat taken aback. What kind of elegy is that for a Viking prince?
* In ''WesternAnimation/KickButtowski'' Gunther gives Kick's helmet a viking funeral. We even see nordic god/ancestor constellation entities watching the funeral.

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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', when Bart decided decides he needed needs to grow up and [[ItsAllJunk put away his childish things]], he did does so by giving them a Viking Funeral.
* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' launched an actual Viking longship into ''[[HurlItIntoTheSun the Sun]]''.
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Sun]]''. While Dianna Diana read ''Literature/TheRimeOfTheAncientMariner'', for some reason. It does have very roughly the right portentous, marine feel, and the person in question ''had'' spent centuries trying to die, so points for the vague FlyingDutchman tie-in, but viewers who recognized the poem were still somewhat taken aback. What kind of elegy is that for a Viking prince?
* In ''WesternAnimation/KickButtowski'' ''WesternAnimation/KickButtowskiSuburbanDaredevil'', Gunther gives Kick's helmet a viking funeral. We even see nordic god/ancestor constellation entities watching the funeral.



* [[spoiler: Stoick]] is given this in ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon2''.



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* Apparently, certain pet owners found it a more interesting alternative to burial in the garden. You can try searching for "viking funeral" on Youtube; chances are there won't be many film scenes among search results.

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* Apparently, certain pet owners found it a more interesting alternative to burial in the garden. You can try searching for "viking funeral" on Youtube; Website/YouTube; chances are there won't be many film scenes among search results.



* Abhorred in the RealLife amongst boaters. A fire onboard a boat or yacht while underway is often fatal, and almost always results in destruction of the said boat.
** Even if such a funeral were planned, the materials most boats are made of these days would make for some very toxic smoke.

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* Abhorred in the RealLife amongst boaters. A fire onboard a boat or yacht while underway is often fatal, and almost always results in destruction of the said boat.
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boat. Even if such a funeral were planned, the materials most boats are made of these days would make for some very toxic smoke.
smoke.



17th Jan '17 10:12:28 PM MsChibi
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* On ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'' a beloved ''backpack'' is given this treatment.
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