The Viking Prayer we see in the 13th Warrior movie with Antonio Banadreas.. The prayer is actually based off of the account of the real Ibn Fadlan’s encounter with the Rus in northern Russia.
“Lo, there do I see my father. Lo, there do I see my mother, and my sisters, and my brothers.
Based on Eaters of the Dead, a 1974 novel by Michael Crichton, the story combines two intriguing sources. One is the real-life adventure of Ahmed Ibn Fahdlan, an Arab poet who traveled north to the Viking lands in the 10th century.
LOKI (O.S.) – for those that have died the glorious death. Lo, they do call to me, They bid me take my place among them In the Halls of Valhalla , Where the brave shall live forever , Where thine enemies have been vanquished, Nor shall we mourn but rejoice, For those who have died The glorious death.
(What they are actually speaking, in fact, is Norwegian , which is a descendant of Old Norse tongues and convenient for the filmmakers because it was the native language of many of the actors.) Herger and Ibn Fadlan: “Come on, little brother.”
Originally a Norse greeting, “heil og sæl” had the form “heill ok sæll” when addressed to a man and “heil ok sæl” when addressed to a woman. Other versions were “ver heill ok sæll” (lit. be healthy and happy) and simply “heill” (lit. healthy).
Skol (written “skål” in Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish and “skál” in Faroese and Icelandic or “skaal” in transliteration of any of those languages) is the Danish-Norwegian-Swedish word for “cheers”, or “good health”, a salute or a toast, as to an admired person or group.
In the comics, No. He can hear prayers and such, but he doesnt gain anything from them.
The 13th Warrior was terrific movie (and terrifically bloody). Some said at the time of its release that it was also historically inaccurate for having cast an Irish Wolfhound as the dog owned by a Norseman named, “Buliwyf,” in the year 922 A.D.
Based on the novel, Eaters of the Dead, by Michael Crichton. In searching for the perfect Northern setting, the filmmakers traveled extensively before settling on the North Central coast of Vancouver Island, near Campbell River, British Columbia, at Elk Bay. Filmed in CinemaScope.
Hops and Box Office Flops: THE 13th WARRIOR – Twelve Norsemen and a Spaniard. Costing over $160 million dollars—a result of extended reshoots and compulsive tinkering—it grossed only $61 million worldwide, earning it the dubious distinction of being one of the worst flops in box office history.
“How to pray to Odin ”, in an appropriate way. You can invite him to your place by saying his name. Norse gods prefer flattering words, hence, you can call Odin “a wise wandered”. The last step is saying the purpose of your request, reason you invite him, what things you wish to be granted.