Ragnar Lodbrok, a Norse legendary hero, after being shipwrecked on the English coast during a freak storm, was captured by Anglian king Ælla of Northumbria and put to death in an infamous manner by being thrown into a pit of vipers. As he was thrown into the snake pit, Ragnar was said to have uttered his famous death song:
"It gladdens me to know that Baldr’s father makes ready the benches for a banquet. Soon we shall be drinking ale from the curved horns. The champion who comes into Odin’s dwelling does not lament his death. I shall not enter his hall with words of fear upon my lips. The Æsir will welcome me. Death comes without lamenting… Eager am I to depart. The Dísir summon me home, those whom Odin sends for me from the halls of the Lord of Hosts. Gladly shall I drink ale in the high-seat with the Æsir. The days of my life are ended. I laugh as I die.”

Ragnar Lodbrok, a Norse legendary hero, after being shipwrecked on the English coast during a freak storm, was captured by Anglian king Ælla of Northumbria and put to death in an infamous manner by being thrown into a pit of vipers. As he was thrown into the snake pit, Ragnar was said to have uttered his famous death song:

"It gladdens me to know that Baldr’s father makes ready the benches for a banquet. Soon we shall be drinking ale from the curved horns. The champion who comes into Odin’s dwelling does not lament his death. I shall not enter his hall with words of fear upon my lips. The Æsir will welcome me. Death comes without lamenting… Eager am I to depart. The Dísir summon me home, those whom Odin sends for me from the halls of the Lord of Hosts. Gladly shall I drink ale in the high-seat with the Æsir. The days of my life are ended. I laugh as I die.”

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