Snorri Sturluson

Snorri Sturluson (c. 1179-1241)

“These women are called valkyries. They are sent by Odin to every battle, where they choose which men are to die and they determine who has the victory.”

  • From The Prose Edda (Gylfaginning, section 36) by Snorri Sturluson, translated by Jesse Byock (Penguin Classics, 2005).


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