There they are represented as spending their time in constant fighting and feasting in his service.
It is celebrated in Catholic countries, as the last day of the carnival, with feasting and merrymaking, of which, in England, the eating of pancakes alone survives as a social custom, the day having been called at one time "Pancake Tuesday."
In return he receives the souls of the slain who in his palace, Valhalla, live a life of fighting and feasting, similar to that which has been their desire on earth.
All means are adapted to increase the hilarity of the two days, which are filled with feasting, dancing, singing and making merry generally.
Puberty in the other sex was generally marked by feasting, or some other demonstration, among the female friends.