- the hall of Odin into which the souls of heroes slain in battle and others who have died bravely are received.
Origin of Valhalla
Examples from the Web for valhalla
Certain renowned critics have in the last two decades stepped up their output, as if unsure of their place in literary Valhalla.John Sutherland‘s Enjoyable Little History of Literature
November 29, 2013
It seems like a recent trend with Valhalla Rising, Drive, and now this.Ryan Gosling and Nicolas Winding Refn on Sex, Violence & More
July 17, 2013
Plus, Obama is just 23 or 17 votes away from Valhalla, while Romney is 64.The States That Matter
November 3, 2012
McIntyre was 32 years old when he took a job as an engineer on the Valhalla, a fishing trawler moored in Gloucester, Mass.Whitey Bulger's Victim Speaks Out Against FBI
November 18, 2011
In Norse mythology, Valhalla represents the majestic palace where dead heroes consort with Valkyries and the Gods.The New York Times as Substitute for Religion
June 3, 2011
The heroes would protect the beautiful Valhalla in time of danger.
Now that Wotan's wife had gained his promise, she turned back to Valhalla.
How he had stooped to trickery and had stolen the gold with which to pay for Valhalla.
No longer would the earth be ruled from fair Valhalla's heights.
In life they were inseparable, and so they must be in the Valhalla of history.Socialism
Walhalla, Valhall (vælˈhæl, ˈvælhæl) or Walhall
- Norse myth the great hall of Odin where warriors who die as heroes in battle dwell eternally
Word Origin and History for valhalla
heavenly hall in which Odin receives the souls of heroes slain in battle, 1768, from Old Norse Valhöll "hall of the battle-slain;" first element from valr "those slain in battle," from Proto-Germanic *walaz (cf. Old English wæl "slaughter, bodies of the slain," Old High German wal "battlefield, slaughter"), from PIE root *wele- "to strike, wound" (cf. Avestan vareta- "seized, prisoner," Latin veles "ghosts of the dead," Old Irish fuil "blood," Welsh gwel "wound"). Second element is from höll "hall," from PIE root *kel- "to conceal" (see cell). Reintroduced by 18c. antiquaries. Figurative sense is from 1845.