- Mythical Number: #1490
- Culture: Norse
- Attribute: Celestial
- Attribute: Humanoid
- Behaviour: Friendly
One of the Valkyrie. Her name means ‘Army-Fetter’. The Valkyrie are celestial ladies of Norse mythology who come to the battlefields to select the best warriors who have been slain and to bring them to Valhalla, the great hall of the upper world. They are also known as Oskmeyer ‘Odin’s Wishfulfillers’ and as ‘Waive Maidens’. Odin was the leader of the Aegir, the gods of Norse mythology. Great warriors who had died in battle were chosen by the Valkyrie to fight in the heavens as a form of training. After each fight their wounds would be regenerated by the Valkyrie and thus they fought endlessly to prepare for the final battle Ragnarok. The Valkyrie were great warriors themselves and had the ability to regenerate. Some say that there were 36 Valkyrie while other myths state that there were 13.
The other 12 are; Goll ‘Battle Cry’, Geirolul ‘Spear Charger’, Hrist ‘Shaker’, Hildr ‘Battle’, Hlokk ‘Battle Noise’, Mist ‘Cloud’, Radgridr ‘Bossy’, Randgridr ‘Shield-Destroyer’, Reginlefir ‘God’s Daughter’ Skeggjold ‘Axe-Age’, Sigrdrifa ‘Inciter to Battle’ and Thrudr ‘Power-Woman’.
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