Valkyrie

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The Ride of the Valkyrs (1909) bi John Charles Dollman

In Norse meethology, a valkyrie (frae Auld Norse valkyrja "chooser o the slain") is ane o a host o female figurs who choose those who mey die in battle an those who mey live. Selectin amang hauf o those who die in battle (the ither hauf gang tae the goddess Freyja's efterlife field Fólkvangr), the valkyries bring thair chosen tae the efterlife haw o the slain, Valhalla, ruled ower bi the god Odin. Thare, the deceased warriors acome einherjar (Auld Norse "single (or ance) fichters"[1]). When the einherjar are nae preparin for the events o Ragnarök, the valkyries bear them mead.

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  1. Orchard (1997:36) and Lindow (2001:104).