Aha! And here we finally see ‘The Corpse Door.’ In the Eyrbyggji Saga* a hole is made in a wall in a house when a person had died and their corpse is dragged through – done so under the belief that the dead can only return through the way they went out. So by later filling this hole back up, you’re safe from draugar! (Or are you?). This is an apparent precaution that is believed to have been continued well past the Viking Age (based on writings and bricked-up corpse doors).


*I’m working on a comic version of this!!!