Valkyries are Odin’s warrior women referenced in both the Prose Edda, and the Poetic Edda. They choose which fallen warriors will be carried from the battlefield to the halls of Valhalla. However, the meaning of their name, “choosers of the slain,” refers not only to their choosing who gains admittance to Valhalla, but also to their choosing who dies in battle and using malicious magic to ensure favored warriors die. This pewter pendant is a copy of a find from Sweden.
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