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A Valkyrie is waiting at the gates of Valhalla on the Tjängvide image stone from Gotland, in the Swedish Museum of National Antiquities in Stockholm.
A Valkyrie is waiting at the gates of Valhalla on the Tjängvide image stone from Gotland, in the Swedish Museum of National Antiquities in Stockholm.
In this illustration from a 17th century Icelandic manuscript, Heimdall is shown guarding the gate of Valhalla.
In this illustration from a 17th century Icelandic manuscript, Heimdall is shown guarding the gate of Valhalla.
Main article: Death in Norse paganism

Valhalla (Old Norse Valhöll, "Hall of the Slain") is Odin's hall in Norse mythology, located in the Asgardian realm of Gladsheim and is the home for those slain gloriously in battle (known as Einherjar) who are welcomed by Bragi and escorted to Valhalla by the valkyries. (The "höll" part of Valhöll means 'hall'.) The term 'Valhalla' has entered popular usage for an ideal, heaven-like destiny.   is a county, province and municipality of Sweden and the second largest island in the Baltic Sea after Zealand. ... Swedish Museum of National Antiquities (Historiska museet) is a museum located in Stockholm, Sweden that is responsible for Swedish cultural history and art from the Stone Age to the 16th century. ... For other uses, see Stockholm (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (414x1128, 183 KB) with at the gate. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (414x1128, 183 KB) with at the gate. ... Heimdall returns Brisingamen to Freya Heimdall (Old Norse Heimdallr, the prefix Heim- means world, the affix -dallr is of uncertain origin, perhaps it means pole, bright, or valley) is one of the Æsir in Norse mythology. ... Valhalla can refer to: Valhalla, the hall of the slain in Nordic mythology The Walhalla temple in Germany Valhalla, New York, USA Valhalla, an impact crater on Callisto Valhalla, a 1980s computer game Valhalla, a comic book Valhall, a Norwegian doom metal band The codename for Red Hat Linux 7. ... Old Norse is the Germanic language spoken by the inhabitants of Scandinavia and their overseas settlements during the Viking Age, until about 1300. ... This is the article about the chief god in North Germanic tradition; for other uses see Odin (disambiguation). ... Norse, Viking or Scandinavian mythology comprises the indigenous pre-Christian religion, beliefs and legends of the Scandinavian peoples, including those who settled on Iceland, where most of the written sources for Norse mythology were assembled. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Gladsheim (place of joy) is the hall of the gods in Asgard, situated on the plain of Ida. ... In Norse religion the einherjar or einheriar were spirits of warriors who had died bravely in battle. ... Bragi is shown with a harp and accompanied by his wife Iðunn in this 19th century painting by Nils Blommér. ... The Valkyries Vigil, by the Pre-Raphaelite painter Edward Robert Hughes. ...

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The main gate of Valhalla is called Valgrind, which is described in Grímnismál as a "sacred gate", behind which are the "holy doors" and "there are few who can tell the manner by which it is locked". Grímnismál (Sayings of Grímnir) is one of the mythological poems of the Poetic Edda. ...


The hall itself has 540 doors, so wide that 800 warriors could walk through side-by-side. It is said that there is room enough for all those chosen. Here, every day, the slain warriors who will assist Odin in Ragnarök, the gods' final conflict with the giants, arm themselves for battle and ride forth by the thousands to engage in combat on the plains of Asgard. Those who die in the fighting will be brought back to life. At night, they return to Valhalla to feast on the boar Sæhrímnir and drink intoxicating drink. Those who do not get to Valhalla go to the home of the dead (Hel), a place beneath the underworld (Niflheim), or one of various other places. Those who are lost at sea, for example, are taken to Ægir's hall at the bottom of the sea or loch. For other uses, see Ragnarök (disambiguation). ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... In Norse mythology, Sæhrímnir was the cosmic boar killed and eaten every night by the Æsir and einherjar. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Niflheim. ... Niflheim (Land of Mists) is the realm of ice and cold in Norse mythology. ... In Norse mythology Ægir is a giant and a king of the sea. ...


In addition to the Valkyries and the Einherjar, a rooster named Gullinkambi lived there. The Valkyries Vigil, by the Pre-Raphaelite painter Edward Robert Hughes. ... In Norse religion the einherjar or einheriar were spirits of warriors who had died bravely in battle. ... In Norse mythology, Gullinkambi (golden comb) was a rooster who lived in Valhalla, where he woke up the Einherjar every morning. ...


Popular culture references

Books

  • Valhalla is featured in the book The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul by Douglas Adams

The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul is a 1988 humorous fantasy detective novel by Douglas Adams. ... Douglas Noël Adams (11 March 1952 – 11 May 2001) was an English author, comic radio dramatist, and musician. ...

Games

Valhalla is referenced in a variety of video games. The mention is not usually literal, but provides significant related elements to the story or setting. This article is about computer and video games. ...

  • Valhalla is a heaven-like area in the MMORPG "Ragnarok Online" where high level characters are led to Valhalla via "The Book of Ymir."[1] In Valhalla, players "transcend" their characters into their highest attainable and most powerful forms.
  • Valhalla is a Halo 3 multiplayer level set in a canyon.
  • Also in the game Lenneth, Valhalla, the kingdom of the gods, is part of the plot. In Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria, Valhalla itself is an explorable dungeon, resembling a grand castle where different Aesir guards are fought.
  • Valhalla is a boss in the Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, depicted as a giant poe composed of several smaller ones.
  • Valhalla, also called Beyond the Pale, is an astral plane to which characters ascend after beating the Naughty Sorceress and freeing King Ralph XI in the online game Kingdom of Loathing.
  • The Valhalla Project is transcendental to the plot in Max Payne.
  • Valhalla is an ice world in the tabletop game Warhammer 40,000, in possession of the humans of the Imperium.
  • Valhalla is the battlepoint of the 'greatest warriors of all time and space' in the tabletop game, Heroscape.
  • Valhalla is the home world of the hidden Viking character Olaf in the video game Rock N' Roll Racing.
  • Valhalla Tower is the name (or codename) of an asteroid-based operations center from Descent II that the Material Defender docks in during the game's intro sequence to be refitted with a warp drive and new armaments. See Also PTMC.
  • "Valhalla and the Lord of Infinity" was the first video game for the Amiga to feature speech. This was created by Vulcan Software in 1994.
  • The game Metroid Prime 3: Corruption features a spacecraft named "G.F.S. Valhalla". The craft was boarded by the antagonists in the Metroid series - Space Pirates - and the Federation marines were brutally massacred.
  • In the game Tibia, Valhalla is a guild on the lands of Danubia, it is a guild that promotes respect for your fellow people and has a great friendship with one another as though they were family.

An image from World of Warcraft, one of the largest commercial MMORPGs as of 2004, based on active subscriptions. ... Ragnarok Online (Korean: ), often referred to as RO, is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game created by GRAVITY Co. ... Ymir is killed by the sons of Borr in this artwork by Lorenz Frølich In Norse mythology, Ymir, also named Aurgelmir (Old Norse gravel-yeller) among the giants themselves, was the founder of the race of frost giants and an important figure in Norse cosmology. ... For the Nine Inch Nails release, see Head Like a Hole. ... The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (or Zeruda no Densetsu: Kaze no Takuto in Japan) is the ninth game in the well-known The Legend of Zelda series of video games. ... Kingdom of Loathing (KoL) is a humorous, browser-based, multiplayer role playing game designed and operated by Asymmetric Publications, including creator Zack Jick Johnson and writer Josh Mr. ... Max Payne is a third-person shooter video game developed by the Finnish company Remedy Entertainment, produced by 3D Realms and published by Gathering of Developers in July, 2001 for Windows. ... Tabletop game is a general term used to refer to card games, board games, parlor games, role-playing games, miniature wargames, tile-based games and other games that are normally played on a table or other flat surface. ... Warhammer 40,000 (informally known as Warhammer 40K, WH40K, W40K or just 40K) is a science fantasy game produced by Games Workshop. ... The Imperium of Man is a fictional galactic empire of millions of star systems that contains the vast majority of humanity in the forty-first millennium, set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe created by Games Workshop. ... Tabletop game is a general term used to refer to card games, board games, parlor games, role-playing games, miniature wargames, tile-based games and other games that are normally played on a table or other flat surface. ... Heroscape (sometimes HeroScape) is an expandable turn-based miniature wargaming system originally manufactured by Milton Bradley Company, but is now manufactured by Wizards of the Coast, both subsidiaries of Hasbro, Inc. ... Rock N Roll Racing is a racing video game released for the Mega Drive/Genesis and SNES, published by Interplay and developed by Silicon & Synapse (now known as Blizzard Entertainment) in 1993. ... This article is about the second game in the series. ... The Post Terran Minerals Corporation (also known as Post Terran Mining Corporation in the intro cinematic in the PlayStation version of Descent, as well as in Descent³) or PTMC is a fictional megacorporation in the Descent series of video games. ... This article is about the first game in the series. ... Space Pirates are pirates from outer space. ...

Music

  • A number of bands have used the concept of Valhalla as inspiration or subject material, including Black Sabbath, 30 Seconds to Mars, Frank Black, Blind Guardian, Ensiferum, Manowar, Amon Amarth,Bathory, Iron Maiden, Led Zeppelin, Jethro Tull, Motörhead, K-os, 3 Inches of Blood, and Elton John has a song called Come to Valhalla on his first album Empty Sky. On their CD Freedom What Freedom, Skrewdriver has a ballad called Epilogue - The Road To Valhalla. However, this song was originally written and performed by the 1980s band White Lion on their album Fight to Survive. Black Sabbath's 1990 album, Tyr, features the song Vahalla. Also, on Pantera's self released album called I Am the Night there is a song called Valhalla.
  • Valhalla also a name of a weapon in the famous MMORPG Lineage II (Sword Of Valhalla)
  • Led Zeppelin wrote a song about Valhalla (Immigrant Song). In the song the narrator is a Viking from Iceland going to North America to find new land, which in fact he does (the new land is Newfoundland). They sail to the west and make war.
  • Jethro Tull sang a song named Cold Wind to Valhalla.
  • The songs Gods of War and Sleipnir from the album Gods of War by Manowar has many references to Odin and Valhalla.
  • The song Valhall Awaits Me by Amon Amarth has many references to Odin and Valhalla.
  • The song Valhalla by Blind Guardian is a song about the gods in Valhalla and the daily fighting, and ending with references to Ragnarök.
  • Iron Maiden mention Valhalla in a song on their new album called "The Longest day" which speaks of warriors going off to war. the line reads "Valhalla waits, valkyries rise and fall".
  • UK metalcore band "Storm On Valhalla" take influence from Valhalla and various elements and stories surrounding it.
  • Tulsa based Grindcore band "the Valhalla War Machine" derives their name from Valhalla.
  • Valhalla is mentioned in almost all songs from the Manowar album "Gods of War"

For other uses, see Black Sabbath (disambiguation). ... 30 Seconds to Mars (or Thirty Seconds to Mars) is an alternative rock band from Los Angeles, California, featuring Jared Leto, Shannon Leto and Tomo Milicevic // Created in 1998 by Jared Leto and his brother, Shannon, 30 Seconds to Mars began as a small family project. ... For other persons named Frank Black, see Frank Black (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Ensiferum (Latin ensÄ­fÄ•rum (neuter adjective) meaning sword bearing) is a Viking / Folk metal band from Helsinki, Finland. ... Manowar is an American heavy metal band from Auburn, New York, which formed in 1980. ... Amon Amarth is a viking-themed melodic death metal band from Sweden founded in 1990 in Tumba, named after a location in J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth. ... The B thory (Polish Batory) was a Hungarian aristocratic family of significant influence in late medi val Central Europe. ... Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band from Leyton in the East End of London. ... For the bands 1969 eponymous debut album, see Led Zeppelin (album). ... For the 18th-century agriculturist after whom the band was named, see Jethro Tull (agriculturist). ... This article is about the band. ... k-os (born Kevin Brereton on February 20, 1972 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer of Trinidadian descent. ... This article is about the Canadian heavy metal group. ... Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE[2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a five-time Grammy and one-time Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... Empty Sky is the debut album by British singer/songwriter Elton John, released in 1969 (see 1969 in music). ... Skrewdriver was a punk rock band formed in Blackpool in 1976 by Ian Stuart Donaldson. ... This article is about the band, for the big cats see White lion. ... Fight to Survive was the first album by the American hard rock band White Lion, released in 1985, by Asylum Records. ... For other uses, see Black Sabbath (disambiguation). ... Týr, depicted here with both hands intact, is identified with Mars in this illustration from an 18th century Icelandic manuscript. ... For other uses, see Pantera (disambiguation). ... I Am The Night is a glam metal album by heavy metal band Pantera, released in 1985 (see 1985 in music). ... Lineage II: The Chaotic Throne (Korean: 리니지 2) is a fantasy massive multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) for the PC, and a prequel set 150 years before [2] Lineage. ... For the bands 1969 eponymous debut album, see Led Zeppelin (album). ... Immigrant Song is the opening track on English rock band Led Zeppelins third album, Led Zeppelin III, written and released in 1970. ... For other uses, see Viking (disambiguation). ... Newfoundland —   IPA: [nuw fÉ™n lænd] (French: , Irish: ) is a large island off the east coast of North America, and the most populous part of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. ... For the 18th-century agriculturist after whom the band was named, see Jethro Tull (agriculturist). ... This article is about the band. ... For the Middle-Earth location commonly known as Mount Doom, see Orodruin. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Ragnarök (disambiguation). ... Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band from Leyton in the East End of London. ... Metalcore is a fusion of extreme metal and hardcore punk that began in the United States. ...

Places

Look up bar and Bar in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Lovett Hall William Marsh Rice University (commonly called Rice University and opened in 1912 as The William Marsh Rice Institute for the Advancement of Letters, Science and Art) is a private, comprehensive research university located in Houston, Texas, USA, near the Museum District and adjacent to the Texas Medical Center. ... An Internet café or cybercafé is a place where one can use a computer with Internet access for a fee, usually per hour or minute; sometimes one can have unmetered access with a pass for a day or month, etc. ... , Brighouse is the second largest town in the metropolitan district of Calderdale in the county of West Yorkshire, England. ... Pullman is located at (46. ... Washington State University (WSU) is a major public research university in Pullman, Washington. ... Pretoria is one of South Africas three capital cities, serving as the executive (administrative) capital; it is situated in the province of Gauteng. ... Suomenlinna or Viapori (Finnish), or Sveaborg (Swedish), is an inhabited sea fortress built on six islands, today within Helsinki, the capital of Finland. ... Westchester County is a primarily suburban county located in the U.S. state of New York with about 950,000 residents. ... For other uses, see United States (disambiguation) and US (disambiguation). ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... The House System is the basis of undergraduate student residence at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). ... The California Institute of Technology (commonly referred to as Caltech)[1] is a private, coeducational research university located in Pasadena, California, in the United States. ... Established 1974 Type Public comprehensive secondary Principal Larry Martinsemen Students Approximately 2,200 Grades 9-12 Location District Grossmont Union High School District Campus Suburban Colors Orange and Fuscia Mascot Norseman Yearbook Ragnarok Newspaper The Saga Nickname Norsemen Website Valhalla High School Valhalla High School is a public, comprehensive high... El Cajon (pronounced el ka-HONE) is a city located in San Diego County, California. ...

Sport

Valhalla Golf Club, located in Louisville, Kentucky, is a private golf club designed by professional golfer Jack Nicklaus. ... Jack William Nicklaus (born January 21, 1940), also known as The Golden Bear,[1] is widely regarded as the greatest professional golfer of all time, in large part because of his records in major championships. ... Louisville redirects here. ... The PGA Professional National Championship is a golf tournament for golf club professionals and teachers who are members of the Professional Golfers Association of America. ... The Senior PGA Championship is one of the major championships in mens senior golf. ... Berry College, an American private, liberal arts college, is located in the Georgian community of Mount Berry, on the northernmost boundary of Rome, Georgia. ...

Television and film

  • Leo was taken to Valhalla in the premiere episodes of Charmed's sixth season.
  • In the anime Saint Seiya, the five bronze Saints head for the palace of Valhalla to release Polaris Hilda from the spell of the Nibelung ring
  • In an episode of the Adult Swim show Metalocalypse, "The Metalocalypse Has Begun," Dethklok members Skwisgaar Skwigelf, a Swede, and Toki Wartooth, a Norwegian, are about to meet their doom when Skwisgaar says he will meet Toki in Valhalla.
  • In an episode of the Cartoon Network show The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, Billy is mistakenly sent to Valhalla, while the Viking he replaced ravages his house.
  • The term Valhalla is used in the 1976 movie "Network" By Arthur Jensen, played by Ned Beatty who says "Valhalla, Mr. Beale".
  • In the film 'Eric the Viking', the characters briefly visit Valhalla.
  • In the movie Beowulf, it is called the shining citadel.
  • Valhalla was featured on Charmed, in the episode Valhalley of the Dolls.
  • In the second episode of Season 5 of Spooks, the expected burning of political prisoners, including MI5 Section Chief, Harry Pearce, during the failed Coup d'Etat of the UK is referred to as a "Valhalla".
Leo Wyatt is a fictional character from the WB television series Charmed. ... For other uses, see Charm. ... Animé redirects here. ... Seiya redirects here. ... Adult Swim is the name for an adult-oriented television programming network. ... Metalocalypse is an animated television series on Adult Swim created by Brendon Small and Tommy Blacha. ... For Cartoon Network outside of the United States, see Cartoon Network around the world. ... The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, created by Maxwell Atoms, is an American animated television series that currently airs on Cartoon Network and Teletoon. ... Ned Thomas Beatty (born July 6, 1937) is an Academy Award-nominated American character actor. ... This article is about the epic poem. ... For other uses, see Charm. ... Valley of the Dolls is the title of a best selling novel by Jacqueline Susann, published in 1966, the Hollywood film which followed it in 1967, and the 1994 late-night, syndicated television soap opera. ... For the music band, see The Spooks. ... Harry Pearce CBE is the fictional head of the Counter-Terrorism department of MI5, featured in the British television series, Spooks, also known as MI5 in the United States. ... For other uses, see Heaven (disambiguation). ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Relation to other religions Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Christianity Portal This box:      Christianity is a monotheistic[1] religion centered on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as presented in the New Testament. ... Kingdom of Heaven redirects here. ... For other uses, see Garden of Eden (disambiguation). ... Paradise, Jan Bruegel Paradise is an English word from Persian roots that is generally identified with the Garden of Eden or with Heaven. ... For other uses, see New Jerusalem (disambiguation). ... 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In Mormon theology, there are three degrees of glory (alternatively, kingdoms of glory) which are the ultimate, eternal dwelling place for nearly all who lived on earth. ... In Mormon theology, there are three degrees of glory (alternatively, kingdoms of glory) which are the ultimate, eternal dwelling place for nearly all who lived on earth. ... In Mormon theology, there are three degrees of glory (alternatively, kingdoms of glory) which are the ultimate, eternal dwelling place for nearly all who lived on earth. ... // The Plan of Salvation, as illustrated by some within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (not doctrinal) In Latter Day Saints theology, the term spirit world refers to the realm where the spirits of the dead await the Resurrection. ... The bust of Zeus found at Otricoli (Sala Rotonda, Museo Pio-Clementino, Vatican) Greek mythology is the body of stories belonging to the Ancient Greeks concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world and the origins and significance of their own cult and ritual practices. ... For other uses, see Elysium (disambiguation). ... The Divine Comedys Empyrean, illustrated by Gustave Doré Empyrean, from the Medieval Latin empyreus, an adaptation of the Ancient Greek, in or on the fire (pyr), properly Empyrean Heaven, is the place in the highest heaven, which in ancient cosmologies was supposed to be occupied by the element of... For the ancient Greek city Hesperides see Benghazi. ... Celtic mythology is the mythology of Celtic polytheism, apparently the religion of the Iron Age Celts. ... Tír na nÓg, called in English the Land of Eternal Youth or the Land of the Ever-Young, was the most popular of the Otherworlds in Irish mythology, perhaps best known from the myth of Oisín and Niamh of the Golden Hair. ... In Irish mythology, Mag Mell (plain of joy), also called Tír na nÓg (land of the young), Land of the Living, the Many-colored Land and the Promised Land, was a mythical realm achievable through death and/or glory. ... Norse, Viking or Scandinavian mythology comprises the indigenous pre-Christian religion, beliefs and legends of the Scandinavian peoples, including those who settled on Iceland, where most of the written sources for Norse mythology were assembled. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Egyptian mythology or Egyptian religion is the succession of tentative beliefs held by the people of Egypt for over three thousand years, prior to major exposure to Christianity and Islam. ... 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Valhalla (126 words)
Valhalla, Hall of the Slain, in Norse mythology is the hall presided over by Odin.
It is here that the Valkyries, Odin's messengers and spirits of war, bring half of the heroes that died on the battle fields (the rest go to Freya's hall Folkvang).
These heroes, the Einherjar, are prepared in Valhalla for the oncoming battle of Ragnarok.
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