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A Viking funeral is a tradition for the various tribes of the Barbaric Archipelago to honor their dead.

Recitals

"May the Valkyries welcome you and lead you through Odin's great battlefield. May they sing your name with love and fury, so that we might hear it rise from the depths of Valhalla and know that you've taken your rightful place at the table of kings. For a great man has fallen: A warrior. A chieftain. A father. A friend."
Gobber's funeral speech in How to Train Your Dragon 2[src]
"There do I see my father, my mother, and my brothers and my sisters. They bid me take my place among them in the halls of Valhalla... where the brave shall live forever."
Astrid's burial words at the end of Buffalord Soldier[src]

History

Race to the Edge

In "Buffalord Soldier", after acquiring a cure for the Scourge of Odin for Astrid, Hiccup and the other riders then gave a fishing boat's surviving crew a Viking funeral in order to prevent Dragon Hunter Chief Viggo Grimborn from spreading the plague.

In "Twintuition", following a disastrous trip to the Northern Markets and the Dragon Hunters's secret base, Tuffnut Thorston gave his beloved Macey's handle a Viking funeral at Dragon's Edge.

How to Train Your Dragon 2

Following the death of the Hooligan Tribe's chief, Stoick the Vast, at the Battle of Valka's Mountain, Gobber, Hiccup, Valka and the other riders then gave Stoick a Viking funeral. Using one of Drago's damaged ships and several bows and arrows left behind by his army, Hiccup and the Riders then shot flaming arrows at Stoick's burial ship after Gobber's eulogy.

Trivia

A Viking Funeral in miniature is seen in How to Train Your Dragon of the How to Train Your Dragon Book series. When Toothless appears to be dead, the Hooligan Tribe throw him a Viking funeral complete with a small Viking ship, due to his bravery against the Green Death.

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