On April 22, Odin, the father of all the ancient Germanic gods, hung himself on the tree of life called Yggdrasil. On April 30, the ninth night, he beheld the Runes and died; at midnight he was resurrected.
On April 22, 1945, Hitler, holed up in his Berlin bunker, began screaming at his generals. The Soviets were advancing; the Reich was a failure and the end was near. During the next nine days, as the Chancellery was being bombed overhead, he dictated his will, married his mistress Eva Braun (after having her brother-in-law shot), poisoned his favorite dog (to be sure the cyanide capsules worked), and handed out the capsules to his new wife and secretaries.
On April 30 he shot himself, Eva Braun swallowed the poison pill, and their bodies were burned, as he had ordered, in the Chancellery garden.
In German folklore April 30 is Walpurgisnacht, when witches gather in the mountains and bonfires are burned to keep the dead and evil spirits away.
Now this is one weird coincidence, or not. Did Hitler plan it for this day? And did he also think he might be Odin, reincarnated?
Fortunately, nobody really believes in resurrection – or reincarnation for that matter – do they?