Sæhrímnir

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In Norse mythology, Sæhrímnir is the name of the pig killed and cooked every night at Valhalla.[1] He is the never-ending food source for the einherjar (warriors who died in battle and were brought to Valhalla). According to Snorri Sturluson, in the Gylfaginning, Sæhrímnir is cooked every day but he is whole again by evening.[2]

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  1. John Lindow, Norse Mythology: A Guide to Gods, Heroes, Rituals, and Beliefs (Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2002), p. 263
  2. Matthias Egeler, Celtic Influences in Germanic Religion (München: Utz, 2013), p. 81