The Valkyries are the representation of the female spirit in Norse mythology. They are known as Amazon warriors responsible for transporting heroes to the castle of Odin, the main deity of the polytheistic religion.

The word Valkyrie is derived from the Old Norse word Valkyria, which is composed of two words: the noun valr (which refers to those killed in battle) and the verb kjósa (which means “to choose”). Together they mean "choose the dead." They flew over the battlefields with winged horses, helmets and spears. Their armor glowed in the sky forming an atmospheric phenomenon called the aurora borealis.

Odin resided in Valhalla, a prominent palace within Asgard, the abode of the gods. One of the functions of the Valkyries was to choose the most valuable warriors and take them to Valhalla, in order to form Odin's army in the battle of the end of the world.

The chosen were protected and the Valkyrie remained their guardian. The warriors believed that if they prayed to the gods and went into battle honestly, they would be chosen to meet the god Odin.

In addition to being a symbol of feminism, the Valkyrie tattoo is often related to personal battles. His image also serves as an inspiration for a stronger mind and physique, a quest for honor and integrity, or even a memory of someone important.

 

Meaning of Valkyrie Tattoo:

  • Warrior
  • Norse mythology
  • Northern Lights
  • Honor
  • Integrity
  • Memory
  • Feminism
  • Wisdom
  • Nobility
  • Justice
  • fights
  • Power
  • Potential
  • spiritual strength

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