Snorri Sturluson (1179-1241 CE)
“‘How should battle be referred to?’
‘By calling it the wind, tumult and din of weapons, and of shields, and of Odin, and of the Valkyrie and of invading kings.'”
- From The Prose Edda by Snorri Sturluson, translated by Jesse Byock. New York: Penguin Classics, 2005.