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Einherjar, 3 Definition(s)

'Einherjar' belongs in these categories: Scandinavia

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Band of dead warriors in Valhalla who await Ragnarok.

Added: 29.Sep.2011 | Source: Norse Mythology: General
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In Norse mythology, the einherjar (Old Norse "single (or once) fighters") are those that have died in battle and are brought to Valhalla by valkyries. In Valhalla, the einherjar eat their fill of the nightly-resurrecting beast Sæhrímnir, and are brought their fill of mead (from the udder of the goat Heiðrún) by valkyries. The einherjar prepare daily for the events of Ragnarök, when they will advance for an immense battle at the field of Vígríðr; the battle which the "ein" (here meaning single-time) refers to.

Added: 07.Oct.2013 | Source: WikiPedia: Norse Mythology
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Einherjar ("EIN-her-yar"): collective name for the dead warriors gathered in Valhalla. They go out into the couryard and battle by day, recover, and feast in the hall at night.

Added: 20.Oct.2013 | Source: terrapsych: Glossary of Norse and German Mythology
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