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Valkyrie

/vælˈkɪərɪ; ˈvælkɪərɪ/
noun
1.
(Norse myth) any of the beautiful maidens who serve Odin and ride over battlefields to claim the dead heroes and take them to Valhalla
Derived Forms
Valkyrian, adjective
Word Origin
C18: from Old Norse Valkyrja, from valr slain warriors + köri to choose
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