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Meaning of Valkyrie

Val•kyr•ie

Pronunciation: (val-kēr'ē, -kī'rē, väl-, val'ku-rē), [key]
— n. Scand. Myth.
  1. any of the beautiful maidens attendant upon Odin who bring the souls of slain warriors chosen by Odin or Tyr to Valhalla and there wait upon them.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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