A Valkyrie is a figure in Norse mythology depicted as a warrior woman on horseback, a wolf or boar, and armed with a spear, who decides the fate of warriors in battle and carries the dead to Odin’s Valhalla. Valkyrie means "chooser of the slain", and those chosen will fight beside Odin at Ragnarök.

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  • c. 1220
    The figure of the Valkyrie appears in the Prose Edda of Snorri Sturluson, developed from an earlier concept of a death demon.