Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Valkyrie

Valkyrie are the angels of mythology.  They carry the souls of warriors who died in battle to heaven. (Or. . you know. . .wherever they need to go).  Valkyrie are always female.  Their name comes from the Norse valr which means 'Battlefield-Corpse' and kjosa which means 'To choose'.

(Sorry today's post is super short and super late!)

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  1. Late? Late? I'm a whole day behind you. This isn't late!

    I've done a little research on Valkyries for my own writings. They are fascinating beings. Studying angels of death, destruction or guardians has become a fun hobby of mine. They are in all religions, too, which was something I didn't understand until recently.

    I'm here from A-Z. Follow me back! I'm a bit short of my 100 goal.

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  2. No worries on late... Valkyries I like. Code names and video game characters (my favorite of course is Thyra the Valkyrie... "Valkyrie ... is about to die!")

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    1. Thanks. I do too. And I'm glad I decided to go with Valkyrie for my 'V' post!

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  3. Very vell done! Every warrior should have a Guardian Valkyre...just in case.

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  4. This is interesting. And short, I like.

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  5. Good post, regardless of how short it is. I have always wondered what a Valkyrie was.

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    1. Thank you! Glad I could tell you about them.

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  6. Second post I've read today about Valkyries! (Laura Eno had the first.) Almost makes me want to go back to that manuscript I set aside . . .

    Erin

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