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Hod (Höðr) Gossip

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It’s probably not what he wants to be remembered for, but Hod’s name means “war” or “slaughter” in Old Icelandic (Cleasby-Vigfusson Old Icelandic Dictionary, “höd”).

Hod shares his name with one of the Valkyries, warrior women who carry dead Vikings to Valhalla. (Cleasby-Vigfusson Old Icelandic Dictionary, “höd”).

Hodr was the name of a Pennsylvania-based folk metal band with a serious mission: to express “Nordic/Finnish anamism [sic], mythology, and numerous other topics.” (Source.)

Hod seems to be popular with bands: He’s also the namesake of a UK-based ambient drone group, Texas death metal rockers Hod, and Salt Lake City electronica group Hodr.

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