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Poll #1 - What do you want on your tombstone?

If you can only chose one, what single symbol do you feel should be used in marking Asatru burials in such places as a military cemetary rather than a cross?

Comment on this poll.


What do you want on your tombstone? 1097 responses.
Rob Greene Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 11:06:53 PST
It is this or the Valknut. I feel these are the symbols of Asatru.
Gangleri Sunday, January 25, 2015, 15:44:43 PST
I stand between Mjolnir and Valknut. Mjolnir is more standart a symbol of Asatru but the Valknut has more connections to the dead.
Brock Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 14:26:09 PDT
Tyr sign. Odin is a god of death and magic Thor does fight for man kind but usually against giants. Tyr is a god of war sacrifice,defense and right action. Who better to represent are troops.
T.G.L. Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 19:54:59 PDT
I'll have a Thor's Hammer or I'll make 'em wish they'd let me have one, dead or no!
TJ Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 22:34:07 PDT
Hail the Aesir! The Hammer is now allowed on headstones in Veterans cemeteries.
TJ Friday, June 21, 2013, 22:29:28 PDT
Praise the Gods. I can now have Thor's Hammer on my headstone at the National Cemetary.
TJ Tuesday, February 21, 2012, 22:40:11 PST
Thor's Hammer should be allowed on my headstone in the VA cemetary.
Brandon Friday, February 04, 2011, 19:58:22 PST

Mike Thursday, June 10, 2010, 20:15:08 PDT
Thor's hammer - though I prefer to call it Thunor's hammer, as I'm Englisc.
Devin Monday, February 08, 2010, 13:40:51 PST
Heimdall's horn Gjallarhorn as he is who I am most connected to.
Shawn Thursday, January 28, 2010, 11:03:54 PST
Since there is evidence that places the Valknotr as a funerary symbol, I think it is only fitting that said symbol should be reborn in that same capacity.
chris vaughn Saturday, January 23, 2010, 08:27:45 PST
i think VA recognizes like 30 something different symbels for marking graves, but not anything for Asatru! How can this be remedied?
John Saturday, January 09, 2010, 15:30:08 PST
Thor's hammer would make it seem a little more loyal only to Thor himself. Valknut, being the deathknot would be an excellent one for the dead, kind of obviously. The Valkyrie or Yggdrasil would be good ones, BUT they have many more variations as apposed to the valknut or hammer, so one similar image to represent either would need to be decided.
Doug Crawford Thursday, December 24, 2009, 18:10:37 PST
sig delling Friday, December 11, 2009, 10:45:41 PST
As a military vet, I feel the Valknut is the choice. Aren't most Asatrur cremated and not buried?
Njall Friday, December 04, 2009, 06:29:34 PST
I think the Sun cross or sun wheel would be the most appropriate.
SHEENA Friday, October 30, 2009, 21:09:51 PDT
yggdrasil, represents the cycle.
David Solomita Tuesday, October 27, 2009, 22:15:33 PDT
it is most appropriate for a man who fell fighting the monsters of the earth.
David Solomita Tuesday, October 27, 2009, 22:13:41 PDT
I think Thor's hammer would be what I would like when this old soldier finally makes his way to the next life.
COBY AXT Wednesday, October 21, 2009, 08:12:27 PDT
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Jan Gullman Saturday, September 12, 2009, 12:51:06 PDT
Valknut is "baugum bundit" and is therefore suitable.
Wednesday, September 09, 2009, 12:08:04 PDT
it is the appropriate use for the symbol
Michael Woods Wednesday, September 02, 2009, 11:40:20 PDT
Ken Lovering Thursday, June 18, 2009, 22:33:50 PDT
More questions please. This is a good site, I hope it stays up to date. Heilsa all. Ken
Steven "Piparskeggr" Robinson Saturday, May 02, 2009, 11:53:03 PDT
As an Uller's man I'd prefer a bow and arrow over an Oath Ring, which I'd recognize. . .but, the Hammer has become the de facto symbol of Asatru and soldiers do protect the commonweal just as does Thor.
VALI! Friday, April 24, 2009, 20:59:30 PDT
Definately the Hammer like before. But what ever the one has chosen before death would suit them the best
chris Friday, April 10, 2009, 07:15:57 PDT
time to honor woden and enter valhalla where brave men live forever
Thad N. Horrell Wednesday, February 18, 2009, 12:17:35 PST

Ehren Stellrecht Monday, February 16, 2009, 18:49:29 PST
the Hammer simply because it is known and would be easily constructed and viewed. Whereas a Valkyrie would have to be engraved or carefully carved. It should of course be the chioce of the family.
Arwald Hæþstapa Sunday, November 09, 2008, 13:22:27 PST
I would want runes; as the song says, "Raise a stone for all to see, runes carved to my memory".
Eric Saturday, October 11, 2008, 12:47:48 PDT
I would really prefer peperoni
Ken Lovering Sunday, September 14, 2008, 02:19:00 PDT
I chose the Thor's Hammer. Many ancients used it and yes, it does represent one of the gods namely Thor, but it is much more than that and for most, represents Asatru. For my grave I wouldn't mind having a carving of a Valkyrie holding up the hammer with my name in runes on the hammer.
Ivar Tuesday, July 15, 2008, 08:41:07 PDT
I think that the Hammer has become the general symbol of Asatru, even though it is specific to one God. I think that it would make a good, easily recognized symbol on a military type headstone. I am a soldier and I would prefer to be cremated and my ashes buried, along with grave goods, in a mound on the land that I grew up on and marked with a rune stone telling of my acomplishments.
Order of the Armanestead Rite Friday, June 20, 2008, 10:02:26 PDT
I would suggest the Rune Hagal, since it contains the "Tree of death" joined to the "Tree of life." In that it represents the Yggdrasil -- the central axis of the cosmos and of being, which encompasses both life and death -- and thus gives reference to the concept of reincarnation as we understand it in our frith.
Thomas Morris Sunday, June 01, 2008, 13:27:34 PDT
I would prouldly have the Hammer of Thor, if not a personal runestone
Paul Sunday, June 01, 2008, 08:26:31 PDT
Pentacle is more Wiccan to me. A Thor's Hammer is very deity specific. A Valknut, although the symbol of Odin is somehow more generic.
odwinn Wednesday, May 07, 2008, 17:21:43 PDT the shape of a Valknut
Chris Thursday, April 10, 2008, 18:50:10 PDT
I believe I'm getting burned.No wormfood here.
ImmortalPride91 Wednesday, April 09, 2008, 14:45:10 PDT
I think that I would like to have the Valknut on my tombstone if I died (I am in the Army Infantry) as Hrafnar said it is the knot of the slain and it would be the most fitting I would say.
Saturday, April 05, 2008, 20:12:11 PDT
Burn me, take me to the Pacific ocean and cast me to a strong west wind.
Hrafnar Monday, November 26, 2007, 21:34:59 PST
I would say "Valknut" considering it as the "Knot of the Slain" and how fitting that is for the grave of a fallen soldier.
Randgrith Halfdansdottir Sunday, November 04, 2007, 09:28:58 PST
As a female Asatruar, and someone who indentifies with the Valkyries, the Valkyrie with a horn represents what I would hope for in my afterlife.
leowulf88 Saturday, September 15, 2007, 20:23:58 PDT
On my son's urn, there is a big solar wheel - "May The Gods Be With You." Monday, September 03, 2007, 17:47:51 PDT
When I am dead Lay me in a mound Raise a stone for all to see Runes carved to my memory. Song from Amon Amarth. That is how i would like to be buried. With the my name in runes and the Thors hammer on the bottom and the Valknut on top of the stone.
Knut Sunday, August 19, 2007, 01:30:25 PDT

Flametresses Tuesday, July 10, 2007, 05:45:43 PDT
I personally identify with Tyr, so I would choose his rune first and foremost, but if I had to choose from this list it would be the Valkyrie with a horn.
jess dyer Friday, June 22, 2007, 22:48:07 PDT
I am a servent . I proudly bare the valknut branded on my left arm . many of my brother and sister odists are currently . while I ask for they'r safe return , I dont cry tears of saddness at the site of a flag draped colfin but rather of joy ,for I truly believe having died "a good death" they are with the all father and I look forward to my reunion with them in valhalla and the glory and honner of marching by odins side when regnorok come .the valknou is most apropriate for the burial site of a slain silence it speaks volumes .that they died " a good death. that they where in this life a noble person. and it says that they gave theyr most presious of gifts in service of the all father.rahter than hear lies a man here rises a einhearad.. it says that they kept they'r promise . odens word is without question. so alluh
Wulf Graybeard Sunday, June 10, 2007, 15:46:29 PDT
Since the Thor's Hammer has become the "defacto" recognized religious medallion of Asatru. However, personally I plan on being cremated and save that small portion of mother earth for better things.
Vaygar Odden Elmersson Wednesday, May 16, 2007, 06:27:13 PDT
Not gonna have a tombstone. Gonna be cremated with portions of my ashes given to family members.
Meilikki Wednesday, April 18, 2007, 17:06:35 PDT
I want to have my body freezed dryed and mixed with soil. I want an oak tree planted within that soil.
Kari Tuesday, April 10, 2007, 06:43:24 PDT
I'd prefer the Gjallarhorn, but for a more universal symbol the hammer of Thor would be best in my opinion.
Audrey Wednesday, March 28, 2007, 14:00:41 PDT
Thor is my patron and protector - I would be honored to have Mjollnir on my headstone. Except that I plan on being cremated...:D
Valtamdraugr ( Tuesday, March 27, 2007, 11:46:51 PDT
I have been Odins man since his hand I shook ...I'll take to the ashes, a mound, and a stone. Emblazoned with the valknut.
Sylvana Sunday, March 18, 2007, 05:18:15 PDT
a buriel mound sounds good. while i am in hel i would like to know that i am buried with my husband and children and there children ect... if a had a tombstone it would be a Thors Hammer.
Anonymous Sunday, March 18, 2007, 05:11:49 PDT
i would prefer to be buried in an ancestral burial Mound what they used in the stone age, its like when they used pyramids in egypt but the whole family gets buried in a temple-like place carved into a cave. Tuesday, March 13, 2007, 08:10:21 PDT
I need help my nephew was into viking religions. He past away and wanted an Viking send off. Can you please help me, I'm having a service for him, but don't know who to turn to, who knows Viking burials.
Arn Friday, March 02, 2007, 06:10:46 PST
A pyre is what I want, not a tombstone.
Anders Froststrom Tuesday, February 27, 2007, 12:26:24 PST
I would prefer to have an the All Father's 3 Horns flanked by Hugin and Munin on either side and a headstone of Nidhoggr, should my relatives erect a monument to me. Personally, though, I'd rather be cremated, set on a longship, set adrift in the Norwegian Sea, and set ablaze. My patron Gods are Odin, Thor, and Loki. I absolutely adore the lovely Freja. Anders Froststrom
Tedis Lambirefr Sunday, January 21, 2007, 01:11:13 PST
Ulfgeirr Thrudvaldarson Thursday, January 04, 2007, 13:55:39 PST
Personally, I choose Mjolnir. I concur with Grimsteinr: the Hammer of Thorr is a widely recognised and respected symbol of the faith of our Folk. As one of Asa-Thorr's men, by the way, I would consider it a singular honour to have the image of His hammer on my gravestone.
Nyx Wednesday, December 20, 2006, 01:39:12 PST
I would like to be burned and have my ashes sprinkled on my homeland.
Gunnar Saturday, November 18, 2006, 05:11:52 PST
Sun-wheel (sun cross) for me.
Lyra Logan Saturday, October 21, 2006, 01:24:59 PDT
I would Have to say the Valknut, as the 9 Paradox's that it comes to represent are the very thing I have based my life observing. They changed my life for the better, and through Odin, I gain Wisdom.
Mitchell Barker Wednesday, October 11, 2006, 06:00:02 PDT
The hammer would be all is necesary for the militants, as it is the mark of Thor, defender of the gods, so should it be for our own protectors. Blessed Be
Jan Gerstner Wednesday, September 27, 2006, 14:15:15 PDT
My relatives living in Norway make it clear, as do some of them living in the U.S.: They want a Viking funeral of a dragon ship burned to the waterline by arrows fired at it, as it drifts out to see in a storm. Knowing they aren't likely to get that, they generally opt for cremations. No tombstone. FYI, we ARE planning dragon ship ritual to be performed as closely as we can, for a relative in the near future. Site not to be disclosed until we read about it in the news! jg
RedWolf Saturday, September 09, 2006, 10:11:28 PDT
Thor is my patron God so I would have to go with that and the Hammer is the universal sign of our Folk which sends out a powerful message to all of dedication.
Vithar Herren Friday, August 18, 2006, 07:01:19 PDT
While the thor's hammer is a recognizable symbol of our faith, I think that for a military grave a Valknot would be more appropriate, I think it conveys more of a sense of a fallen warrior.
Andru Friday, August 04, 2006, 14:56:44 PDT
On To Valhalla!
Grimsteinr, Gothi-HofBrau Kindred Thursday, July 20, 2006, 11:48:45 PDT
The Hammer of Thor is the Universal Sign of our Folk, as Heathens. All Pagans know this. Most respect it. No question. Grimsteinr
Petrus Sunday, July 09, 2006, 12:00:33 PDT
I was in the marine corps ,but I did not fall in battle. If I had I would want the valknut or Mjollnir but it would be up to those that wanted to remember and respect me. Now out of the military I would want something to symbolize our faith.
littlevalshea Saturday, July 08, 2006, 14:34:44 PDT
I would pick the sun wheel as my symbol. It is seldom used and symbolizes:inner guidance, protection and seeking mystical truths. Death is a mystical journey and I would like guidance and protection along the path.
littlevalshea Saturday, July 08, 2006, 14:34:33 PDT
I would pick the sun wheel as my symbol. It is seldom used and symbolizes:inner guidance, protection and seeking mystical truths. Death is a mystical journey and I would like guidance and protection along the path.
Og Thursday, July 06, 2006, 10:23:49 PDT
For military headstones a valknut or valkyrie with a horn just seem fitting. Although Thor's hammer would be more widely accepted. Generally though, the valkyrie for death in battle, and thor's hammer for civilian grave markers. Less chance of mistakes and/or annoyances. There really should be one default, and then a few others for personal beliefs. Why would you want a tombstone related to Odin if you're taken to freyja's hall? Heh... sorta would be irritating.
Rigsson Wednesday, July 05, 2006, 00:04:59 PDT
I know that it might cause unneeded bias towards us to continue the practice and symbolism used in Germany for the dead soldiers of WW2, that is a shame. I think Othalas would be a good choice or a stave using that and Elhaz would be a accurate choice, based on the meaning. Although it is a individual choice if possible. A very good topic for discusion, death rites are not something that has been fleshed out or for that matter their is not many (if any) funeral services, grave markers, etc.. for Asatruars in particular or Pagans in general. One day this will be different. May the Gods and Godesses of our folk guide our hands and enlighten our minds.
M. S. Cocherl Tuesday, June 27, 2006, 19:57:54 PDT
While the Hammer and the Valknut excelant, honorable symbols I personaly want the 3 horns of Odin flanked by 2 Ravens.
Harold Greene Friday, June 23, 2006, 20:17:33 PDT
I would say the correct choice (in my opinion, at least) would be Thor's Hammer. The main reason of this is because it symbolizes our religion in both our eyes, and those of the rest of the world. As a veteran of the US military myself, if my loved ones elect to accept a military headstone, I would want this sacred symbol upon it. I can see the desire of some of my brethren to be cremated in the ancient fashion, but I personally support graves for one main reason. It gives the future generations something physical to visit and pay homage to. I don't want this for my own ego, though. I just think that there are WAY TOO MANY of the youth today who have no clue or idea of where they came from or who their ancestors were. A gravestone with our sacred symbol on it might just give them something to ponder and think about. A sense of identity, and a reason to think, would be a great gift indeed, I believe, to give to one's descendants.
Stout Thursday, June 22, 2006, 20:48:52 PDT
To those serving... remember General Patton's near death experience with the Valkyries?
shawn mcdonald Friday, May 26, 2006, 22:36:21 PDT
no one cared he did
HammerVulf Wednesday, May 17, 2006, 03:59:10 PDT
I better not have a tombstone I better have a Funeral Pyre
Shelly Otterkin Sunday, May 14, 2006, 19:26:42 PDT
I will be cremated and them put in a small boat (model) then the boat will be lit on fire and put to sea.
Vanatru Saturday, May 06, 2006, 17:02:51 PDT
Unless the poster is a service member, or prior service, they shouldn't have a say what goes on a service members grave marker. I'd choose a Yggdrasil tree or draugar. -Vanatru
Troy Wisehart Saturday, May 06, 2006, 07:13:52 PDT
I choose the Thor' Hammer because it is the most recognised symbol of Asatru.An Elhaz marking my date of birth and the Yr rune marking the date of death.Jormungandr would outline the edges of the stone with the inscription,"Bodies come and go but this blood is forever",(Rob Zombie) risted in runes on it's body.I would prefer to be burned in order that my soul be released of all earthly bonds that I might pass to my next realm of dwellng,where ever it is that my deeds in this life place me.
christopher Sunday, April 23, 2006, 16:52:50 PDT
I go for the pentacle. To me is a symbol of unity. As for military cemetaries, without war they would not exist.
Torleif Thursday, April 13, 2006, 16:34:35 PDT
A Torshammar for me... the God of this working man. I tend to agree that a grave is for those who stay behind, although if the family had some property, I'd prefer to be buried in a howe, rather like Theoden's son in LotR, the Two Towers. A simple mound, set off to the side, where the children of the house could come and talk to me easily. :) The marker would just be a bronze plaque, remarking on my deeds, travels and passions in life, plus my bindrune. Whether cremated or not, wouldn't matter to me. A bowl of mead and some roast meat on holidays or special occasions would be appreciated though.
Lisa Monday, March 27, 2006, 07:46:01 PST
I'd prefer to have a runic inscription, telling who I am and my deeds, done in the old style like the runestones found in Europe. Since I am dedicated to Freya, I'd definitely include some of her symbols as well.
Thjothrek Friday, March 17, 2006, 17:28:45 PST
I'd prefer to have the top 3 on my tombstone.
Ragnar Benaulrin Sunday, March 12, 2006, 06:40:18 PST
I'd rather have Hugin and Munin
Ragnar Benaulrin Sunday, March 12, 2006, 06:39:30 PST

Bjorn Friday, February 17, 2006, 15:17:28 PST
The Valknut is the symbol of the Einherjar, the honored dead. Who, if not our war-dead military men and women deserve the Valknut?
Louise Tuesday, February 14, 2006, 08:25:12 PST
I have voted for the Valkyrie with the horn, because this surely symbolises death in the faith. However, Vakyries is also known for their wisdom, and I find it an apropriate symbol for a burielsite. Although, I believe most asatru would prefere an unmarked grave, or maybe even to have their ashes scattered in a speciel place, to become one with the naturel forces.
Motul Sunday, January 29, 2006, 09:51:37 PST
Sigrun, welcome home sister. There is much to learn from other religions and philosophies both beneficial and harmful. The falling of Balder has shown us the misfortune of blind ignorance. The gods will us to open our eyes and see, not only for our benefit but also for our protection.
Doug Freyburger Wednesday, January 04, 2006, 07:09:53 PST
I expect to be cremated not buried so I expect an urn not a tombstone. I have the urn already should my family chose to use the one I supply. Of course once I'm dead it's not like I'll care what they do with the shell so if they don't want to cremate me I won't be in any position to object. ;^)
Sigrun Odinsdottir Tuesday, December 27, 2005, 04:28:02 PST
I just wanted to apologize to everyone for the Christian comments I made on this site. I have been doing a lot of soul-searching and without getting into the past 4 or so months, I realize I was brainwashed into Christianity and I want to come back to the religion of my ancestors. Freyja appeared to me in a dream the other night and asked me to come back to Her and Freyr did too, and I felt such love emanating from them it was indescribable. I am SO SORRY if I hurt anyone by my postings..... In Frith, Sigrun Odinsdottir
Sigrun Saturday, December 24, 2005, 05:27:32 PST
I am an ex-heathen. I was a Gythia of a Kindred for five years and Odin and Freyja were my patron God and Goddess. I received Christ as my Savior and Lord in September 2005 because Asatru stopped "working for me". Before you argue that I was never truly Asatru to begin with, then, I was, and EVERYONE knew about it. However, I am not one of "those" Christians who thinks that all Asatruar are bad people and makes up lies and distortions about the religion. All I am saying is that if you want out of the religion, if it is not working for you anymore, if God can save me, He can save anybody. Anyway, I think that those who are Asatru and are serving in the military have a right to be buried properly (if not given a Viking funeral) and I would suggest a Valkyrie with a horn be placed on the grave. This is just common respect for someone's religious belief. If you have any questions or comments feel free to e-mail me at, NO SPAM PLEASE.
Jonathan Eells Monday, December 05, 2005, 18:14:13 PST
The Hammer!
Motul Thursday, December 01, 2005, 15:03:32 PST
Just an after thought, However one is interned whether by tomb or pyre, I count "Tombstone" to also mean "monuments raised by our sons."
Motul Thursday, December 01, 2005, 14:59:18 PST
That would depand on the manner of my death. Thor's hammer is appropriate in any manner. However, if I fall in combat, I feel a Valkyrie with a horn would be best. For I will do my best to go down with valor.
Frank P. Coleman, Erilaz Wednesday, November 23, 2005, 11:25:52 PST
Though either a Valknut or Hammer would do fine for me, most people recognize Mjollnir as a sign of our faith and so for that reason I'd choose Thor's hammer.
Strider Hermannsson Sunday, November 13, 2005, 06:06:56 PST
While the Hammer of Thor is, I believe, the emblem best suited to represent our Heathen faith as such, it seems very clear to me that the Valknut best symbolizes the spiritual journey between the worlds and the transition from life into death (and thus to new life). This sign reflects mysteries and a spirituality inexpressible through other media,and is especially appropriate to commemorate the honored fallen in battle,--those whom the Allfather has claimed as his chosen ones.
Sunday, November 13, 2005, 06:06:02 PST

Sunday, November 06, 2005, 00:27:12 PST
"Ijh hehe einght aghsethe hjij haafhohuhede!"
Odgar Nobleson Thursday, October 20, 2005, 02:49:50 PDT
Cremation and my ashes given to the winds in my chosen place of power. It is not important for a dead man to own a plot of ground he does not any longer need, but he lives on in this realm only in the memories of his deeds by both friend and foe.
Bob Trapp Friday, October 07, 2005, 20:39:53 PDT
It seems that Thor's Hammer is the most common symbol. It is commonly used by Asatruar and can be recognized by others, provided they know about us.
jurgi bjornson Thursday, September 29, 2005, 22:08:45 PDT
valknut seems apropriate.representing odin's power to bind and unbind the soul. its an unfamiliar symbol to other religions. seems the least likely to be desicrated by our enemies.
Helio Thursday, August 11, 2005, 15:53:39 PDT
Perhaps a boar or a pine cone (phallus) guarded by two boars. Something of the sort...
Deor Thursday, August 11, 2005, 07:10:44 PDT
Whilst my preference is for Thor's hammer, if it's a military gravestone then surely the Valknut to show that they are fallen heroes and now feast with the einherjer. I'm much too sensible (for sensible, read 'cowardly') to die a military death, so it's a straw death for me! Perhaps a sun-wheel on mine then? With a line in runes saying thaes ofereode, thisses swa maeg. The Anglo Saxon version of sh~t happens!
Tannilen Friday, August 05, 2005, 10:41:20 PDT
Jeremy, dear, you're quite entirely correct (in essence, anyhow), at least as far as it goes. Unfortunately, not a great deal of archeological evidence exists concerning the details of Norse burial practices, but texts (such as the description of Baldr's funeral in the Edda) indicate that that's what was done, though there are also gravesights throughout Scandinavia. I tell you what, though, dear: let's not fill up the pages of this poll, shall we? If you can think of anything else I or someone who's been practicing for a while might be able to answer for you, why don't you drop me a line? My email is, and I check it fairly frequently. If I can't help you, I undoubtedly know someone who can. As far as the poll goes, I personally couldn't care less. The grave is for the living. The dead don't need it. If it's up to me, though, I think I'd like the Valknut.
Jeremy Mallenby Wednesday, July 20, 2005, 16:53:55 PDT
Hello I am new to Asatru because my parents tried to hid my Northern European ancestory for years, but I thought followers were sent on a small raft and then lit on fire at death. That is how they protray the Norsemen in the movies? Does that mean HollyWood has dramitsed the Vikings and Asatru like everything else? Or is this kind of burial for Asatru followers who do not die in battle? I'm confused, can someone please help
andersdotter Wednesday, July 13, 2005, 14:09:05 PDT
valknut has been used in the past, why change it?
Justin Thursday, June 16, 2005, 04:49:33 PDT
I want to be cremated, but I want a shrine where my children and theirs can come and visit me, a phsyical place where they can come to meet my spirit. On the shrine i want a Valknut.
Eric Saturday, June 11, 2005, 10:53:49 PDT
I desire something of Modi. So many follow the elder gods but to me Magni and Mode and key importance. I know not why only that it is. MODI will definetly ALWAYS mean something to me and as such he will be marked upon my death.
Vincent Rera Thursday, May 19, 2005, 05:56:34 PDT
let it be written let it be done for all to remember-scribe this on my tombstone in runes under a valknut if it is not possible to have a asatru funeral for me like baldur-" warrior son of odin "
ulfsøn Thursday, May 12, 2005, 05:53:34 PDT
a short description of my life and death. in true nordic fassion.
Wolf Thursday, May 05, 2005, 07:21:21 PDT
I wold be cremated and my ashes burned on water in a ship but i will have a memorial stone at the site.
Kent Escherich Wednesday, May 04, 2005, 12:13:00 PDT
The Valknot is,as I understand it, a traditional symbol of sacrifice to Odin,a war god,a god of death. It seems a "no brainer" to me. Even if you aren't strictly Odinist,once you become a soldier you are in His hands.
Matt Monday, May 02, 2005, 18:24:25 PDT
I'll be cremated and my ashes will be buried with my daughters ashes but the family "stone" will have a plaque with the inscription "Gone to Asgard"
Englewolf Friday, April 22, 2005, 09:52:09 PDT
No headstone for me. I will be cremated as per tradition. However if my kin erect a memorial stone then the Othala Rune would be my choice for a symbol of my faith.
Rik Pfaelzer Thursday, April 14, 2005, 13:09:11 PDT
A runestone of a reasonable size would seem fitting.
Beorc Saturday, April 02, 2005, 10:28:30 PST
I have a bindrune prepared for this, though I doubt I will choose burial. Probably it will just go on my urn.
traiv jon morrit Saturday, March 19, 2005, 14:19:40 PST
the othala stave - to return to my kindred and be at peace inside and out, buried yet living on in asgard
James Stonehouse Thursday, March 17, 2005, 21:00:05 PST
I'd like a Tiw rune and a small verse from the related to that rune from the rune poem where Tyr is the god of the temple, and the northern star...
Leif Thursday, February 17, 2005, 02:51:03 PST
Ich will zwei Sowulo Runnen.
Leif Thursday, February 17, 2005, 02:50:22 PST

Rebekah Tuesday, February 15, 2005, 11:32:31 PST
See you in Valhalla
Peter Triplow Wednesday, February 02, 2005, 16:13:28 PST
The best symbol would be the fylfot. As you may be aware, this represents the wheel of life and was the most common symbol used on cremation urns in heathen England, making it surely the most fitting token for use on headstones today. Sadly, all this is largely immaterial as the ongoing association of the fylfot with Nazism means that it is likely to be deemed out of bounds for some years to come. More's the pity.
Cpl Austin Jeffrey P USMC Wednesday, February 02, 2005, 04:13:54 PST
I think it would be great to have the religion honored as which it should. Which symbol isn't as important as "a" symbol
Vikingdread Wednesday, February 02, 2005, 04:02:21 PST
I want an Algiz rune
Skyld Sunday, January 30, 2005, 10:28:42 PST
Well, i would choose the symbol depending on how one dies...normal or accidental deaths should be dedicated to Hel, with the Hagalaz Rune. Deaths in fights should be dedicated to Odin/Wodan and the Ansuz rune. Another less sophistcated possibility would be a symbol of Yggdrasil as the symbol of beginning and the end of Midgard...or Midgard serpent itself...
Jasper Monday, January 24, 2005, 10:46:52 PST
Elhaz rune
Francesco Tuesday, January 18, 2005, 09:38:49 PST
Since Tyr is my patron,His Rune would suit,even better if carved on a Thor's Hammer
Andrafn Conradaskald Saturday, January 15, 2005, 10:10:31 PST
"Life is a one on one battle of the highest intellectual order."
axel Sunday, January 02, 2005, 20:50:29 PST
Ever get tired of explaining the hammer you wear around your neck? I do.
spaderman Sunday, December 12, 2004, 21:02:15 PST
pepperoni and sausage!!!
Walter, Montello, WI Monday, November 29, 2004, 17:53:41 PST
I like Thor's Hammer with a Valknut inside. For Arlington National Cemetary headstones are provided by the government. There are currently 32 authorized emblems including one for Atheists. Examples of these emblems can be found at,
svartalfar Friday, November 26, 2004, 22:46:13 PST
As far as I have seen, and according to Havamal, a name stone would be most appropriate.
Alan Baumann Tuesday, November 23, 2004, 15:59:11 PST
A Thor's Hammer as well as a horn. That choice wasn't up there.
Avlad of the Phoenix Sunday, November 21, 2004, 19:19:29 PST
On my tombstone (but I do intend to be cremated so I suppose I won't have one) I would place a Pentacle and Ankh in combination. Avlad of the Phoenix
drage Thursday, November 04, 2004, 11:31:19 PST
I personaly won't be put into the ground but sent off to sea, so a head stone is something i won't need, though if my family does wish to give me one it will simply have a carving of a great wolf, serpent and hel herself with their father behind them.
Matt Gover, London Ont, Monday, October 25, 2004, 18:41:28 PDT
I would have written on my tombstone "my honour is my life" Thursday, September 30, 2004, 00:21:56 PDT
Dying words inscribed on a Thor’s Hammer Tombstone "I will put it down to experience". I considered a Vlknut, but if that entails spending eternity with Woden, drinking and having sex with hoards of beatiful young women for eternity, I will give it a miss as I would like a change in the afterlife.
Falcon Thursday, September 23, 2004, 03:01:00 PDT
Preferably I would like to go out on a boat that was ablaze.Tombstone? Thor is my patron god. Nuff said.
Mike Alexander Tuesday, September 14, 2004, 01:14:03 PDT
I'd also put, "I told ya I was sick!!"
Stormbringer Sunday, September 12, 2004, 10:13:49 PDT
Thor is one of my Patrons, so of course I would vote for Mjolnir. In terms of military burial, they presently allow only the cross or the star of David. Any other religious beliefs are not symbolized.
Tuesday, September 07, 2004, 14:19:37 PDT

ragnar Wednesday, August 18, 2004, 14:32:25 PDT
i believe a valkknot marks you as belonging to woden , therefore i would be given to him as one of his einherjar
ragnar Wednesday, August 18, 2004, 14:32:01 PDT
i believe a valkknot marks you as belonging to woden , therefore i would be given to him as one of his einherjar
Anne Wednesday, August 04, 2004, 05:43:36 PDT
An inscription "I told you I was ill".
Melanie-astrid freyja-Idhunn ragfreyhar Tuesday, August 03, 2004, 22:18:40 PDT
i would like a thors hammer with a valknut inside the hammer, and the verses written in runes and my native language norwegian.
Melanie-astrid freyja-Idhunn ragfreyhar Tuesday, August 03, 2004, 22:17:03 PDT

Chad in Reno, NV Monday, August 02, 2004, 22:12:44 PDT
I think perhaps the Havamal stanza about honor/reputation living on (cattle die, kinsmen die, that one). In both runes *and* English text.
Poll opened July 26, 2004.

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