“On all sides saw I | Valkyries assemble,
Ready to ride | to the ranks of the gods;
Skuld bore the shield, | and Skogul rode next,
Guth, Hild, Gondul, | and Geirskogul.
Of Herjan’s maidens | the list have ye heard,
Valkyries ready | to ride o’er the earth.”
Poetic Edda: Völuspá
Inspired by the great Valkyries, the Choosers of the Slain, who in Norse mythology select half those who died in battle and deliver them to Valhalla, transforming them into the Einherjar.