Gerbil Joins The Vikings In Halls Of Valhalla


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Gerbil joins the Vikings in halls of Valhalla
17th January 2018

A gerbil has been given a traditional Viking funeral.

Owner Emma Pickerill, whose family has pagan leanings, decided her pet needed the Viking-style farewell. Nibbles died on Samhain, the Gaelic festival celebrating dead ancestors and the end of the harvest season, and Emma saw this as a sign.

Three-year-old Nibbles was placed on a wooden raft and set adrift on fire in Glastonbury, Somerset, the Mirror reported. “I can see him now, sitting at the table in the halls of Valhalla surrounded by Valkyries, quaffing mead from a drinking ,” said Emma.