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    hear it rise from

    Hello, I wonder what the 'it' in the text below refers to? The name? The singing? What do you think?

    "May the Valkyries welcome you and lead you through Odin's great battlefield. May they sing your name with love and fury, so that we might hear it rise from the depths of Valhalla, and know that you've taken your rightful place at the table of kings."

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    Re: hear it rise from

    Then what does it mean when one's name can be heard rise from somewhere?

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    Re: hear it rise from

    Dark Fury, where did you find this text?

    Always tell us the source and author of any text you quote, please.

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    Re: hear it rise from

    Thank you for your excellent explanation, Piscean.
    Rover_KE, presumably, this is said at a viking's funeral in an animated film called How to Train Your Dragon http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1646971/quotes.

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    Re: hear it rise from

    Quote Originally Posted by Dark_Fury View Post
    Thank you for your excellent explanation, Piscean.
    Rover_KE, presumably, this is said at a Viking's funeral in an animated film called How to Train Your Dragon http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1646971/quotes.
    Dark_Fury, your use of "presumably" suggests that you don't actually know where the quote came from. It suggests that you are guessing. Is that right?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: hear it rise from

    I suppose I should've written "apparently" instead, emsr2d2. Thank you for your correction. I found the text through Google, I haven't watched the film myself, so who knows what actually was said in the scene.

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