Valkyrie

valkyrie (valkyrja "chooser of the slain") is a woman who has the power to choose those who may die in battle and those who may live. Valkyries also appear as beautiful lovers of heroes and other mortals, where they are sometimes described as the daughters of royalty. Many valkyrie names emphasize associations with battle and, in many cases, on the spear—a weapon heavily associated with the god Odin. They are originally viewed as “demons of the dead to whom warriors slain on the battlefield belonged”.

So whenever you think of women as fragile, delicate creatures, remember that a valkyrie is a fierce powerful warrior woman who could chose if you live or die in a battle. Don’t mess with her!!!

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My Valkyrie. Passed over by 6 years worth of potential adopters at the shelter. I came in and asked for the cat no one wanted that had been there the longest. The shelter worked excited brought me to this fat, massive black cat with huge patches of missing fur and told me: “He’s been here for six years. Everyone who I offer him to says he’s ugly and scary looking and they think he’s sick but it’s just skin allergies we can’t get under control.”
He immediately jumped onto the cat tree beside me and started running his head on me, purring loudly and my heart melted…I knew he was coming home with me!
Three years later and his allergies are under control and he has almost all his fur back and he is the cuddliest, most chill and sweet tempered cat I ever met.
Love this boy!

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I get a lot of questions about how my body and tattoos look these days.  Today was a very pretty day so vortexsophia and I did a little bit of archery practice in my backyard and I figured we might as well get some shots.

I definitely want to get back in fighting shape.  I’m looking a little soft.

And because I’m sure someone will ask, my bow is set for a 70 lb. draw.

Valkyrie, in Norse mythology, is one of a host of female figures who decide which soldiers die in battle and which live. Selecting among half of those who die in battle (the other half go to the goddess Freyja’s afterlife field Fólkvangr), the valkyries bring their chosen to the afterlife hall of the slain, Valhalla, ruled over by the god Odin. There, the deceased warriors become einherjar. When the einherjar are not preparing for the events of Ragnarök, the valkyries bear them mead.         

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anonymous asked:

If you lived among Vikings...you know very well that they would have executed one of your kind

Present me with proof.  Thor dressed as a woman and married a jotun to get his hammer back. Loki changed sex, fucked a stallion, and gave birth to an eight legged horse that he gifted to Odin.  Women were treated with greater respect and given more freedom in viking society than many contemporary cultures.  As of right now we have a very limited understanding of Viking history because christianity and time have erased most of it.

It’s cute to see bigots try so hard to project their values onto ancient history.

Additionally, I’d like to point out that the cowardice in sending this type of message anonymously would have you executed as well, or would give me the right to slay you in single combat for offering such offense.  I have no doubt I would be victorious.