Monday, April 25, 2011

Trim Those Nails

If you need a reason to be more diligent about trimming your toe nails, consider this: the ship Naglfar will be made from the nails of the dead. So this is a don't-leave-the-house-without-clean-underwear-on-in-case-you-have-an-accident type of warning because when the Midgaard Serpent starts thrashing, the world will be flooded and this flood will launch the ship. That ship will ferry the enemies of the Aesir to the battle of Ragnarok. You don't want them to get enough nails to finish that ship! So trim those nails or the destruction of the world might be on your head.

5 comments:

Kristin said...

Ragnarok, my favorite Norse tale of all. :)

Tracy said...

Okaay - can't say my toenails remain untrimmed for long (or unpainted, for that matter) - but don't your nails continue to grow after you die?? And is it just toesnails? Because my fingernails are a different matter, definitely on the long and strong side!

The Red Witch said...

@And is it just toesnails?
No, but people tend to be less diligent about trimming those. :-)
Ragnarok is an awesome tale. Thor the movie is coming out on May 9. Be there or be square.

Tracy said...

I've seen the trailer - look forward to your review!

anachronist said...

I can't write long comments - I must trim my toenails dilligently right now. Thor the movie? I haven't heard about it but I am looking forward to your review!