Snorri Sturluson (1179-1241)
“‘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 (Skaldskaparmal), by Snorri Sturluson, translated by Jesse Byock. New York: Penguin Classics, 2005.