- any of the beautiful maidens attendant upon Odin who bring the souls of slain warriors chosen by Odin or Tyr to Valhalla and there wait upon them.
Origin of Valkyrie
Examples from the Web for valkyrie
Bryan is very interested in World War II, which was a very big part of X-Men, Valkyrie, and Apt Pupil.
But even before Valkyrie was released, Cruise had been through a sort of career intervention.Tom Cruise's Career Rehab Secrets
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Even though you go into Valkyrie knowing how it will end, the details of history are still plenty engaging.
But even though you go into Valkyrie knowing how it will end, the details of history are still plenty engaging.
A cloud-rack tore the void like a Valkyrie's cry made visible.The Dragon Painter
Mary McNeil Fenollosa
They wrestled, Sigurd the first of heroes, and Brynhild, the Valkyrie.
Brynhild, with her Valkyrie's pride, was left with a mighty anger in her heart.
Brynhilda, the valkyrie, swore that no one should marry her who could not fling her down.The Romany Rye
I don't believe he knows himself what he is about some of the time in the Valkyrie.The Smart Set
Walkyrie Valkyr (ˈvælkɪə)
- Norse myth any of the beautiful maidens who serve Odin and ride over battlefields to claim the dead heroes and take them to Valhalla
Word Origin and History for valkyrie
1768, one of 12 war-maidens who escorted the brave dead to Valhalla, from Old Norse valkyrja, literally "chooser of the slain," from valr "those slain in battle" (see Valhalla) + kyrja "chooser," from ablaut root of kjosa "to choose," from Proto-Germanic *keusan, from PIE *geus- "to taste, choose" (see gusto). Old English form was Wælcyrie, but they seem not to have figured as largely in Anglo-Saxon tales as in Scandinavian. German Walküre (Wagner) is from Norse.