Some of the known Valkyries (in alphabetical order) were: Brynhildr, Göll, Göndul, Gudr, Gunn, Herfjoturr, Hildr, Hladgunnr, Hlokk, Hrist, Sigrdrifa, Sigrún, and Svafa; although it's said there were many more.
The leader of the Valkyries was Freya, the goddess of love and fertility that was cursed with the domain of war.
The Death of BalderEdit
Odin's Valkyries attended Balder's funeral after he was murdered by Loki. Some of the Valkyries were named at this gathering, although it is believed these were only second or symbolic names - the text refers to Odin as the "Father of Battle". These Valkyries were: "Shaker and Mist", "Axe Time and Raging", "Warrior and Might", "Shrieking", "Host Fetter and Screaming", "Spear Bearer", "Shield Bearer", and "Wrecker of Plans".
Sigurd the Dragon-SlayerEdit
The most notable Valkyrie from this story was Brynhildr.
- Crossley-Holland, Kevin (1980), The Norse Myths, Pantheon Books, New York, ISBN 0-394-74846-8
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