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Valkyries (Old Norse valkyrja = 'chooser of the slain') are female figures in Northern mythology. They decide who will die in battle and bring their chosen to Valhalla.

Valkyries can ride through the air and over water and they have a fortune determining function. In folk-belief, Valkyries have a magical healing function as well. [1]


  1. Rudolf Simek: Dictionary of Northern Mythology (1993)

List of Valkyries