The Valkyries are armored maidens who ride winged horses. They seek out the newly dead, and accompany the mightiest warriors to Valhalla.
When humankind was still young, the matriarchal oracles of each pantheon foresaw a danger coming from the stars. Since the gods, who couldn't see the threat, didn't take it seriously, those goddesses united to find a solution and decided to create a new race. To achieve that, they poured their godly essences into the Holy Grail, so their energies would mingle, and each goddess drank a sip from the resulting liquid. Frigga was one of the goddesses who combined their godly essences into the Holy Grail to create a new race. After the goddesses split up, Frigga left Midgard for Valhalla where she gave birth and raised the new race under the name of Valkyries.
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- This character is an adaptation of Valkyries, a character in traditional stories. These include, but may not be limited to religious texts, myth, and/or folk lore. More information on the original can be found at Wikipedia.org.
- Valkyries have appeared with little consistency. In the Golden Age, they were Wonder Woman villains; in the Silver Age, they were involved with Viking Prince and Viking Commando, two warriors alive beyond their time. Eventually, on Prime Earth, the Valkyries and Amazons are revealed to be part of the same race.
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