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The Most Bizarre Gods of the Ancient World

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1. Sæhrímnir - God of eternal bacon

The Vikings knew that their religion would be incomplete if they did not have a god of bacon. Lo and behold, that is how Sæhrímnir came to be - the sinister deity of bacon, whose meat was the most delicious in the entire universe. The myths go that the giant boar was cursed by Odin to eternal life. One night a group of drunk Vikings caught the boar and cooked it for its bacon. The next morning, however, the boar came back to life... only to be killed again that evening. A horrible life, no doubt, but in the world of the Vikings this was the price one paid for being delicious.

Ancient religions contain numerous gods and deities. The world was an unexplored and frightful place. As such, humans had deities for just about everything to worship. When they witnessed terrifying thunder in the sky, the ancients began to kneel before the god of thunder.

But this practice was not limited to powerful natural phenomena, which could change life with their fury. Over time, people began to worship deities that reigned over even the little things in everyday life.

Certain religions developed to the point where their followers had to memorize literally hundreds of deities. Some of these were beyond ridiculous and even hilarious. Read on to find out more.



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