As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- u, f. the chooser of the slain (kjósa val), the Valkyriur were a troop of northern goddesses, for whom see Edda 22, Gm., Em.; for the Valkyriur as guardian angels and tutors of the heroes, like Athene in the Odyssey, see Hkv., Vkv., Sdm.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᛅᛚ-ᚴᚢᚱᛁᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Edda. (C. I.)
- Eiríks-mál. (A. III.)
- Grímnis-mál. (A. I.)
- Helga-kviða Hundingsbana. (A. II.)
- Sigrdrífu-mál. (A. II.)
- Völundar-kviða. (A. II.)
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