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Valkyria

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Valkyria (Scand. Myth) One of the maidens of Odin, represented as awful and beautiful, who presided over battle and marked out those who were to be slain, and who also ministered at the feasts of heroes in Valhalla. Now commonly written Valkyrie.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n valkyria Same as valkyr.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Icel. valkyrja,akin to AS. wælcyrie,); valr, the slain + kjōsa, to choose. See Valhalla, and Choose

Usage

In literature:

You cannot guess how much warlikeness I have caught from my Valkyria.
"The Ward of King Canute" by Ottilie A. Liljencrantz
You must be a Valkyria!
"The Thrall of Leif the Lucky" by Ottilie A. Liljencrantz
People called it Northern Lights, but Woden knew it was his Valkyrias.
"Classic Myths" by Mary Catherine Judd
There was a king named Eylimi; Svava was his daughter; she was a Valkyria and rode through air and water.
"The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson; and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson" by Saemund Sigfusson and Snorre Sturleson
Valkyrias, 42, 60, 223.
"A Literary History of the English People" by Jean Jules Jusserand
Sometimes during the fight a man would think that he saw the Valkyrias.
"Viking Tales" by Jennie Hall
It was Hilda, the Valkyria who had just exulted so eagerly in the thought of battle.
"The Scarlet Banner" by Felix Dahn
Suddenly Elfrida came leaping along, more like a Valkyria than ever.
"A Noble Name" by Claire Von Glümer
Is it likely that Valkyrias came down for him?
"The Vinland Champions" by Ottilie A. Liljencrantz
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In news:

Norwegian born and raised Cris Valkyria 's music is enchanting, melodic and ethereal.
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