The Valkyrs are the warrior maids of Odin. They are the choosers of the slain. With the goddess Freya at their head they ride their horses down from Asgard and gallop around the battlefield. With spears in their hands and shields on their arms they weave in and out of the fighting men deciding who should live and who should die.
All who receive Valkyr's kiss of death are carried off to Valhalla, where the fallen warriors - the Einheriar - are treated as honoured guests. In their glorious never-ending banquet the Valkyrs wait upon them, tending to the Einheriar's every need, supplying them with as much food and drink they could ask for.
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