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Norse mythology, Valhalla

Posted: August 12, 2019 in Did you know?, General
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stairway_to_valhallaIn Norse mythology, Valhalla (/vælˈhælə, vɑːlˈhɑːlə/; from Old Norse Valhöll "hall of the slain") is a majestic, enormous hall located in Asgard, ruled over by the god Odin.

In Old Norse, the word for this warrior heaven is "Valhǫll" (literally, "hall of the slain"); in German, it is "Walhalla." … It can be a place of honor (a hall of fame, for example) or a place of bliss (as in "an ice cream lover’s Valhalla").

Does Valhalla mean heaven? In Old Norse, the word for this warrior heaven is "Valhǫll" (literally, "hall of the slain"); in German, it is "Walhalla." … It can be a place of honor (a hall of fame, for example) or a place of bliss (as in "an ice cream lover’s Valhalla").

Do you have to die in battle to go to Valhalla? That is the fate of those who end in Valhalla. If you are unwilling to die in battle, then Valhalla is not the place for you. However, if your problem is not that you are unwilling, but that you are unable to, then consider this: a heroic death, must not be a death through battle in a war.

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