"ride like a Valkyrie"
The Ride of the Valkyrs by JC Dollman
Public DomainThe Ride of the Valkyrs by JC Dollman - Credit: Haukurth

Valkyries are female figures from Norse mythology.  They were sent by the god Odin to claim dead heroes from battlefields and bring them to Valhalla, the 'hall of the slain'.

The Valkyries have inspired countless poems, paintings and musical compositions.  They are usually portrayed as beautiful but armed maidens mounted on winged horses.

Listen on Spotify: The Ride of the Valkyries by Richard Wagner.