Walhalla in Norse mythology, is the golden palace in the kingdom of Odin where all heroes slain in battle assembled. Everything known by Northern heroes as luck and blessedness was to be found in Walhalla. Hermode and Braga received them in the Glasor forest, bearing gold leaves, which led the way to the palace reaching up to heaven. In this palace were waiting the most ravishing, blooming maidens — the Walkirren — where also was spread for them a table of bacchanalian abundance. But there are also in store for them war, victory, and death; because Odin will employ the heroes in order to resist Surtur's army and the inhabitants of Muspeltheim on the day of the destruction of the world. —Vollmer, Worterb. d. Mythol. s.v. SEE NORSE MYTHOLOGY.

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