noun Scandinavian Mythology.
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|Malcolm Forbes|November 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It seems like a recent trend with Valhalla Rising, Drive, and now this.Ryan Gosling and Nicolas Winding Refn on Sex, Violence & More|Marlow Stern|July 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Plus, Obama is just 23 or 17 votes away from Valhalla, while Romney is 64.
McIntyre was 32 years old when he took a job as an engineer on the Valhalla, a fishing trawler moored in Gloucester, Mass.
In Norse mythology, Valhalla represents the majestic palace where dead heroes consort with Valkyries and the Gods.
But in two hours' time the Valhalla herself got north as far as these ships, and was stopped.Crusoes of the Frozen North|Gordon Stables
We forgave Maritomi much for the delicacy of feeling he displayed in putting the Valhalla coat on the delivery boy.In the Track of the Trades|Lewis R. Freeman
Fortunately it was on her homeward journey and she could get to Valhalla and change her dripping garments.The Carter Girls' Mysterious Neighbors|Nell Speed
Frightened by great Wotan's awful wrath, they spurred their horses and dashed away to Valhalla.Opera Stories from Wagner|Florence Akin
To the Valhalla people only a month had passed since Alan had left them, while he had gone through three years.Starman's Quest|Robert Silverberg
British Dictionary definitions for valhalla
Walhalla, Valhall (vælˈhæl, ˈvælhæl) or Walhall
Word Origin for Valhalla
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.