Thursday, November 12, 2020

Valkyrie Mythology

 Valkyrie is a type of creature originating from Norse mythology who are on the side of "good". The Valkyrie were chosen by Odin, chief god among the Aesir. When someone dies in battle, they decide if that person go to Valhalla or not. If he/she does, then they become Einherjar (soldiers).

Valkyrie are described as beautiful. They wear helmets and carry shields, but never use weapons in battle.

The Valkyrie are also described as the choosers of the slain. When a battle is about to commence, they appear there and choose who will die.

The Valkyrie are not only a part of Norse mythology. They also appear in other European mythologies, for example the English.

In conclusion, the Valkyrie are on the side of good and they decide who will live. They choose those who may go to Valhalla.

The valkyrie is a powerful being that decides over the fate of warriors in Valhalla, determining who gets to die in battle and who does not. The valkyries are described as beautiful women wearing armor with winged helmets riding flying horses or cars.

The expression "attending to the fallen" refers to collecting dead warriors, while those who survived a battle would receive gifts from Odin. The valkyries fly with their horses and gather the half of the souls that die in battle, bring them back to Valhalla where other gods are waiting for them.

Valkyries decide who dies and who lives, thus they are goddesses of death. The valkyries take the souls of dead warriors to Valhalla where the warriors live a happy life.

Valkyries are about taking warriors to Valhalla, the hall of Odin. In Valhalla, they live a happy life where there is no pain or suffering. The only way for them to be killed in this place is if they get bored and want to go back home.

Valkyries are female figures, but they do not have mothers or fathers. They are like the wind, and their existence is nature itself.

Valkyries are like the wind. They cannot be seen, but they can be heard.

The Valkyrie was a human who aided in the dead’s journey to Valhalla. The Valkryie had several functions; she would select those who died bravely, escort them from the battlefield and choose half of them for Odin’s army in Valhalla. If a dying warrior swore allegiance to her employer, his soul would be allowed into Valhalla.

The Valkyries were originally warrior women, participating in battle alongside the rest of the army. The role and attitude of a Valkyrie changed significantly after Christianity arrived in Scandinavia, most noticeably with the introduction of ideals such as chivalry. In later times, Valkyries became almost exclusively female, with few notable exceptions like Odin’s daughter Signy.

Valkyries were originally portrayed as unattractive and malevolent, but later became more beautiful. The Valkryie’s role and attitude changed significantly after Christianity arrived in Scandinavia.

They are usually portrayed as beautiful, young and dressed in armor with a winged helm. They were also commonly believed to ride battle horses.

The Valkyries would aid in the dead’s journey to Valhalla. The Valkryie had several functions; she would select those who died bravely, escort them from the battlefield and choose half of them for Odin’s army in Valhalla.

The Valkryie had several functions; she would select those who died bravely, escort them from the battlefield and choose half of them for Odin’s army in Valhalla. The Valkyries were originally portrayed as unattractive.

The valkyrie is an interesting subject to ponder in the context of a broader worldview. I believe that the ending of Norse mythology, where they all die or fall into sleep with their husbands in Valhalla upon Ragnarök represents a grand allegory for our own human society.

If a human were to look at Norse mythology from the outside, it would not be too hard to see that the valkyries are very similar in role and function to women in our society.

They are the sex objects of some men. They are expected to stay at home and be good homemakers, raising children while keeping their husbands happy.

This does not at all sound like a very fair deal for the men, who are expected to put on an expensive show of bravery and courage in battle while fighting. In contrast, they can come home from battle and have sex with their wives.

I would say this arrangement is very unfair to the men. It is possible that it would be even more unfair than if their wives were actual sex objects, which they are not.

The Norse men are expected to be strong and brave, which I would say is a good thing. Women should not be expected to have these traits.

The Valkyrie were minor deities in Norse mythology. Their name is derived from Old Norse valkyrja (plural valkyrjar), whose meaning is disputed, but may denote "chooser of the slain". The valkyries are attested in the Poetic Edda, compiled in the 13th century from earlier traditional sources; the Prose Edda and Heimskringla, written by Snorri Sturluson in the 13th century; and a variety of skaldic poems recorded throughout medieval times.

The valkyries were handmaidens of Odin, performing a role similar to that of the daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne in Greek mythology. They served him by choosing who would die in battle and carry them to Valhalla, where they became einherjar (Old Norse "single (or once) fighters"). The dead warriors then spent their days fighting, feasting and drinking in honor of slain heroes.

They were described as having the appearance of either maidens or Valkyries, often in armor. They served drinks and tafl games to those who had died a heroic death on the battlefield.

On the battlefield, the valkyries were described as beautiful young women wearing armor and helmets. They would ride to battle on their own horses, often using enchanted spears, bows and swords. They would appear in battles at critical points, riding between the two armies to decide which side was victorious.

They would choose which warriors were to die and carry them to Valhalla, where they became einherjar. They also brought the souls of dead warriors back from their adventures in the underworld.

The valkyries were said to choose who would live or die in battle. They brought half of those who died in battle to Valhalla, and the other half went with Odin.

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