The Valkyries and Huginn and Muninn Painting by Alexander Heaton

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The Valkyries and Huginn and Muninn

Alexander Heaton

United Kingdom

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Size: 42.1 W x 36.2 H x 1.2 in

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Painting: Oil on Canvas.

Illustration of the ride of the Valkyries from the Norse Ring Cycle Saga. In Norse mythology, a valkyrie "chooser of the slain" is one of a host of female figures who choose those who may die in battle and those who may live. Selecting among half of those who die in battle (the other half go to the goddess Freyja's afterlife field Fólkvangr), the valkyries take their chosen to the afterlife hall of the slain, Valhalla, ruled over by the god Odin. There, the deceased warriors become einherjar (Old Norse "single (or once) fighters". When the einherjar are not preparing for the events of Ragnarök, the valkyries bear them mead. Valkyries also appear as lovers of heroes and other mortals, where they are sometimes described as the daughters of royalty, sometimes accompanied by ravens and sometimes connected to swans or horses.


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