Valkyrie Shieldmaiden Pendant
Brass pendant based on original found in Vrejlev, Denmark dated to IX-X Century AD
In Nose Mythology a Valkyrie is one of a host of female figures who choose those who may die in battle and those who may live. Selecting among half of those who die in battle (the other half go to the goddess Freyja’s afterlife field Fólkvangr) the Valkyries bring their chosen to the afterlife hall of the slain Valhalla ruled over by the god Odin.
Length 25mm Width 12mm Weight 2.8 gram