The Valkyries

Brynhildr, Göll, Friagabi, Sváva, Göndul, Gudr, Róta, Skögul, Thrud, Reginleif, Svanhvit, Skegghol, Gunn, Randgnid, Herfjoturr, Hildr, Hladgunnr, Geirahöd, Thrima, Hlokk, Thogn, Hrist, Sigrdrifa, Sigrún, Sanngridr, Svafa, Herja, Hilda, Skögul, Hildegun, Rándgrídr, Hildeberg, Hjorthrimul, Holokk, Hrund, Kára, Skamold, Sveid, Ragridr, Kreimhildr, Mist, Olrun, Svipull, Tanngnidr     

The Valkyries are beautiful young women, mounted upon winged horses and armed with helmets and spears. Valkyries are usually represented as blonde, blue eyed and fair skinned. They are demigoddesses of death. The Valkyries are also Odin's messengers and when they ride forth on their errands, their armor causes the strange flickering light that is called "Aurora Borealis" (Northern Lights). The name in Old Norse, valkyrja, means literally, "chooser of the slain".  

Brynhildr (Byrnie of Battle) - A Valkyrie. One of the Alaisiagae (Nordic war Goddesses).

Friagabi (Giver of Freedom) A Valkyerie. She is one of the Alaisiagae.

Geirahöd - (Spear of Battle) A Valkyrie

Göndul - (Magic Wand) A Valkyrie

Herfjötur - (War-Fetter) A Valkyrie who serves ale to the Einheriar in Valhalla. She often rides down to Midgard to pick the human warriors that are brave enough to go to Valhalla.

Hervor - Valkryie daughter of Hlovde who took Volund the smith as her lover.

Hilda - A Valkyrie who serves ale to the Einheriar in Valhalla. Göndul, Hildr and Skögul, are the most noble Valkyries in Asgard.

Hildeberg - (Battle Fortress) A Valkyrie.

Hildegun - (Battle War) A Valkyrie. The Light-Disir Hildegun was kidnapped when she was young and married to the emperor of the Dwarves, Ivaldi. Their children are Idun, Hjuki and Bil.

Hlokk - (Noise or Din of Battle) A Valkyrie who serves ale to the Einheriar in Valhalla. Hlokk often rides down to Midgard to pick the human warriors that are brave enough to go to Valhalla.

Hrist - (The Shaker) A Valkyrie assigned to carry the drinks round and look after the table service and ale-cups in Valhalla. Hrist and Mist bring an ale horn to Odin. They are his personal servants.

Kára - A Valkyrie, one of the Disir.

Mist - (The Mist) The Valkyrie Mist is one of Odin's two servants. Her major task is to serve the Einheriars in Valhalla of the four kinds of mead that comes from the goat Heidrun. Mist and Hrist bring an ale horn to Odin.

Olrun - (One Knowing Ale Rune). A Valkyrie.

Ragridr - A Valkyrie

Randgnid - A Valkyrie

Rándgrídr - (Counsel of Peace) A Valkyrie who serves ale to the Einheriar in Valhalla.

Reginleif - (Heritage of the Gods) A Valkyrie who serves ale to the Einheriar in Valhalla.

Róta -  (She Who Causes Turmoil) A Valkeryie

Sanngridr - A Valkyrie

Sigrdrifa - (Victory Blizzard) A Valkyrie, one of the Disir.

Sigrún - (Victory Rune) - A Valkyrie, one of the Disir.

Skamold - A Valkyrie.

Skegghol - (Wearing a War Axe) A Valkyrie who serves ale to the Einheriar in Valhalla.

Skögul - (Battle) A Valkyrie who serves ale to the Einheriar in Valhalla.

Skuld - (She Who Is Becoming) - Skuld sits at the Urdawell spinning threads about the human's future.

Svafa - A Valkyrie

Svanhvit - (Swan-White) A Valkyrie.

Sváva - Sváva is a Valkyrie that once fell in love with Helge, the son of a king.

Sveid - A Valkyrie

Svipull - A Valkyrie

Tanngnidr - A Valkyrie

Thogn - A Valkyrie

Thrima - A Valkyrie

Thrud - (Power) A Valkyrie who serves ale to the Einheriar in Valhalla.
The Valkyries




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