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Norse Mythology

The Valkyries: Chooser of the Slain

Valkyries in Norse Mythology

The Valkyries: Chooser of the Slain

The Valkyries are female warlike virgins, who mounts upon horses and arms themselves with helmets and spears. They decides who will die in a battle. They will hover over the battlefield, like birds over their prey. There will be six, nine, or thirteen Valkyries at a time. They will select among half of those who dies in battle. And then bring them to Valhalla.

The other half will go to the goddess Freya’s afterlife field Folkvangr. Freya always has the first pick, of the fallen Vikings. Odin allows some of the maidens to take the form of beautiful white swans, but if a Valkyrie is seen by a human without her swanlike disguise, she will become an ordinary mortal and can never again return to Valhalla.


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Valkyries


List of Valkyrie names in Norse Mythology
Valkyries The meaning of their name

Brynhildr, she was also called Brünnhilde or Brynhild. She was a shieldmaiden and Brynhildr was the daugther of Budli.

Bright Battle

Eir, she was a goddess and or a Valkyrie, she was associated with medical skill.

Peace, Clemency, Help, or Mercy

Geiravör

Spear Vör/Goddess

Geirdriful

Spear Finger

Geirönul

The one charging forth with the spear

Geirskögul, it was two separate or an individual Valkyrie.

Spear Skögul and Skögul: Shaker or High Towering

Göll

Tumult, or Noise Battle

Göndul

Wand Wielder

Gunnr

War or Battle

Herfjötur

Host Fetter or Fetter of the Army

Herja

Devastate

Hlaðguðr svanhvít, she was the sister of the Valkyrie Hervör alvitr.

Swan White

Hildr, she had the power to revive the dead on the battlefields, and used it to maintain the everlasting battle between Hedin and Högni.

Battle

Hjalmprimul

Helmey Clatterer, or Female Warrior

Hervör alvitr, she was the sister of the Valkyrie Hlaðguðr svanhvít.

All Wise, or Strange Creature

Hjörprimul

The Sword Warrioress

Hlökk

Noise, Battle

Hrist

Shake, Quake, The Quaking one

Hrund

Pricker

Kara

The Wild, or Stormy One

Mist

Cloud or Mist

Ölrun

Ale Rune

Randgrior or Randgrid

Shield Truce, or Shield Destroyer

Ráðgríðr

Council Truce, The Bossy

Reginleif

Power Trace, or Daughter of the Gods

Rota

Sleet and Storm

Sanngrior, she has been the mentor of the Norse hero Sigurd.

Very Violent, Very Cruel

Sigrun

Victory Rune

Skalmöid

Sword Time

Skeggöld

Axe Age

Skuld

Dept or Future

Sveid

Vibration or Noise

Svipul

Changeable

Tögn

Silence

Trima

Fight

Thrud, she may or may not have been a Valkyrie, but there was a Valkyrie with the name Thrud. Thrud was the daughter of Thor and Sif. She is the half sister to Magni and Modi.

Strength or Power


Author of page content Martin Højbjerg