During the movie when he first meets Korg we see Thor still grieving the loss of his father. He is on his knees when he begins to quote a specific poem about the brave entering Valhalla. It seemed to be a poem that he'd possibly grew up reciting. As he was quoting it Loki then appears. What did Thor actually say in the poem?
Without having seen the movie, I suspect that the prayer Thor is reciting is one often attributed as a "Viking prayer for the dead" as follows:
Lo, There do I see my Father, and
Lo, there do I see my Mother, and
Lo, There do I see my Brothers and my Sisters and
Lo, There do I see my people back to the begining, and
Lo they do call to me, and
Bid me take my place among them in the halls of Valhalla,
Where the brave will live forever.
Or a similar version:
Lo, There do I see my Father
Lo, There do I see my Mother and
My Brothers and my Sisters
Lo, There do I see the line of my people back to the begining
Lo, They do call to me
They bid me take my place among them in the halls of Valhalla
Where thine enemies have been vanquished
Where the brave shall live Forever
Nor shall we mourn but rejoice for those that have died the glorious death
Lo, I see here my father and mother.
Lo, now I see all my deceased relatives sitting.
Lo, there is my master, who is sitting in Paradise.
Paradise is so beautiful, so green.
With him are his men and boys.
He calls to me, so bring me to him.
Now, Eaters is based partially on a truthful account, and partially on Beowulf. The poem as recorded by Ahmad ibn Fadlan (Who did actually travel north) is:
Behold, I see my father and mother.
I see all my dead relatives seated.
I see my master seated in Paradise and Paradise is beautiful and green;
With him are men and boy servants.
He calls me.
Take me to him.
Additionally, this was not recited by a warrior, but by a slave girl before she was ritually executed following the death of her master. You can find a breakdown of this at this website with a few other links as well.
- JohnP deserves the credit...
- It is a modified version of the Viking Prayer.
It sounds like a modified version of the Viking Prayer as @JohnP stated initially. Here is the actual dialogue from the movie.
THOR: Odin, I bid you take your place in the halls of Valhalla...
Where the brave shall live forever. Nor shall we mourn but rejoice
THOR: (CONT’D) - for those that have died the glorious death.
LOKI (O.S.) - for those that have died the glorious death.