Legendary figures of Norse legend, the Valkyrie were the maidens of Valhalla, the legendary hall of Odin. Led by Freyja,...

Legendary figures of Norse legend, the Valkyrie were the maidens of Valhalla, the legendary hall of Odin. Led by Freyja,...

Lady Lillian Street, Duchess of Iceland, The Norse Legend, The Court of Legends, 1941

Lady Lillian Street, Duchess of Iceland, The Norse Legend, The Court of Legends, 1941

Legendary figures of Norse legend, the Valkyrie were the maidens of Valhalla, the legendary hall of Odin. Led by Freyja, they were said to descend to the fields of battle, choosing half of those who had fallen and bringing them to Valhalla where they would become  Einherjar;  immortal warriors, who would fight all day in preparation for the great battles within the events of Ragnorok. There, too, did the Valkyrie serve the Einherjar when they were at rest, bringing them horns of mead a…

Legendary figures of Norse legend, the Valkyrie were the maidens of Valhalla, the legendary hall of Odin. Led by Freyja, they were said to descend to the fields of battle, choosing half of those who had fallen and bringing them to Valhalla where they would become Einherjar; immortal warriors, who would fight all day in preparation for the great battles within the events of Ragnorok. There, too, did the Valkyrie serve the Einherjar when they were at rest, bringing them horns of mead a…

12th-century carving from a wood panel in a church in Setesdal, Norway, depicts a scene from the Norse legend of Sigurd (Siegfried). Here, the dwarf Regin and his helper are shown forging a sword on an anvil.

12th-century carving from a wood panel in a church in Setesdal, Norway, depicts a scene from the Norse legend of Sigurd (Siegfried). Here, the dwarf Regin and his helper are shown forging a sword on an anvil.

The Rainbow Bridge ~ Inspired by a Norse Legend ~ I'm blessed because there will be a crowd waiting for me...

The Rainbow Bridge ~ Inspired by a Norse Legend ~ I'm blessed because there will be a crowd waiting for me...

Valkyries - Aurora Borealis over Lauvesnes village; Flatanger Komunne, Nord Trondelag.  The bright light on the left is my friend Oles' back yard light - one day I'll get around to removing it!  The Norse legends have it that the Northern Lights are Valkyries riding out across the battlefield - hence the title.

Valkyries - Aurora Borealis over Lauvesnes village; Flatanger Komunne, Nord Trondelag. The bright light on the left is my friend Oles' back yard light - one day I'll get around to removing it! The Norse legends have it that the Northern Lights are Valkyries riding out across the battlefield - hence the title.

This is an iron version of Ragnar's emblem, the raven, a strong symbol  of his relationship to Odin.The raven also appears on the flag of his Viking craft.  In Norse legend a pair of ravens, Huginn (thought) and Muninn (memory are a pair of ravens that fly all over the world and take information to Odin.

This is an iron version of Ragnar's emblem, the raven, a strong symbol of his relationship to Odin.The raven also appears on the flag of his Viking craft. In Norse legend a pair of ravens, Huginn (thought) and Muninn (memory are a pair of ravens that fly all over the world and take information to Odin.

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