A Valkyrie was a female warrior spirit, in the service of Odin, the Father of the Gods. She was often depicted as an elegant and noble maiden, riding a horse, a boar or wolf and was heavily armed. The Valkyries are often translated as ‘choosers of the slain’, as they decided the fate of dead warriors and accompanied the chosen ones to Valhalla, in order to fight beside Odin, at Ragnarok. According to the myths, admission to Valhalla was only given to Viking warriors, who bravely died in battle with their sword in their hand. Brynhildr, which means “armor warrior” was the most famous Valkyrie in Norse mythology.