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VALKYRIES - there would be six, nine, or thirteen VALKYRIES at a time. They would select among half of those who died in battle. And then bring them to VALHALLA. The other half would go to the goddess FREYA’s afterlife field FOLKVANGR. FREYA always had the first pick of the fallen Vikings.

VALKYRIES - there would be six, nine, or thirteen VALKYRIES at a time. They would select among half of those who died in battle. And then bring them to VALHALLA. The other half would go to the goddess FREYA’s afterlife field FOLKVANGR. FREYA always had the first pick of the fallen Vikings.

Scátthach, the Scottish Warrior Goddess: According to P.Monaghan Scátthach was an Irish Heroine who Lived on Island Made For Her;  Isle of Skye in Scotland. She Taught Warriors but in order to get to her they had to pass the Bridge of the Cliff, an extremely challenging task (that even brought Cúchulann to brink as he performed his salmon leap to gain entry). ~Repinned Via Scáthach

elfself: for-redheads: The Wind from Hastings - Luis Royo I didn& see the the battle lines until I looked up the original picture, awesome.

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In Norse mythology, a valkyrie is one of a host of female figures who decide who will die in battle. Selecting among half of those who die in battle, the valkyries bring their chosen to the afterlife hall of the slain, Valhalla, ruled over by the god Odin

In Norse mythology, a valkyrie (from Old Norse valkyrja "chooser of the slain") is one of a host of female figures who choose those who may die in battle and those who may live. Selecting among half of those who die in battle the valkyries bring their chosen to the afterlife hall of the slain, Valhalla, ruled over by the god, Odin. [wikipedia]

In Norse mythology, a valkyrie (from Old Norse valkyrja "chooser of the slain") is one of a host of female figures who choose those who may die in battl. Chosen by the Valkyrie

In Norse mythology, a valkyrie (from Old Norse valkyrja ”chooser of the slain”)…

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Graceling (Graceling Realm, by Kristin Cashore. Fantasy section under C. In a world where people born with an exceptional skill, known as a Grace, are both feared and exploited, Katsa carries the burden of a skill even she despises: the Grace of killing.