(Old Norse valkyrja “chooser of the slain”) is one of a host of female figures who decide which soldiers die in battle and which live. Selecting among half of those who die in battle (the other half go to the goddess Freyja’s afterlife field Fólkvangr), the valkyries bring their chosen to the afterlife hall of the slain, Valhalla, ruled over by the god Odin. There, the deceased warriors become einherjar. When the einherjar are not preparing for the events of Ragnarök, the valkyries bear them mead. Valkyries also appear as lovers of heroes and other mortals, where they are sometimes described as the daughters of royalty, sometimes accompanied by ravens, and sometimes connected to swans or horses.
Bryhildr (corresponding “battle”), Sigrun (“victory rune”), Skogul (“battle”), Prour (“strength”), Herfjotur (“war fetter”), Raogrior (“Peace of God”), Gunnr (“battle spear”), Skuld (“she who becomes”), Sigrdrifa (“victory blizzard”), Hrist (“the shaker”), Skeggjold (“using a hatchet”), Hildr (“battle “), Hlokk (” thunder of war “), Göll (” battle cry “), Randgrior (” shield of peace “), Reginleif (” inheritance of the gods “), Rota (” she who causes turmoil “) and Göndul (“enchanted wand”)
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I’ve been spelling it “mjolnir” it’s “mjollnir”? :O
Celtic Tree of Life
Ancients Celts (Druids) believed that the trees of life had many special powers. Such trees also provided food, warmth and shelter to human beings. The Celts used to stay only in those places where such trees were present. Teaching centers of Druids too were located in the quiet and tranquil atmosphere of Oak groves. One can find the designs of Celtic tree of life depicted in a manner that the tree is emerging from a pot. The pot shown in Celtic design and patterns is a symbol of Mother Earth - which is the source of all forms of life.