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Valkyries


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In Scandinavian mythology, each of Odin's twelve handmaids who conducted the slain warriors of their choice from the battlefield to Valhalla. The name comes from Old Norse Valkyrja, literally ‘chooser of the slain’.

Subjects: Opera — Religion.


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