Valhalla
Valhalla Val*hal"la, n. [Icel. valh["o]ll, literally, hall of the slain; valr the slain (akin to AS. w[ae]l, OHG. wal battlefield, wuol defeat, slaughter, AS. w[=o]l pestilence) + h["o]ll a royal hall. See {Hall}, and cf. {Walhalla}.] [Written also {walhalla}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Scand. Myth.) The palace of immortality, inhabited by the souls of heroes slain in battle. [1913 Webster]

2. Fig.: A hall or temple adorned with statues and memorials of a nation's heroes; specifically, the Pantheon near Ratisbon, in Bavaria, consecrated to the illustrious dead of all Germany. [1913 Webster]


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  • Valhalla — steht für Walhall, in der nordischen Mythologie der Ruheort der in einer Schlacht gefallenen Kämpfer Valhalla (Krater) auf dem Jupitermond Kallisto Valhalla, dänischer Originaltitel von Walhalla (Film) Valhalla (New York), census designated place …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Valhalla — Valhalla, NY U.S. Census Designated Place in New York Population (2000): 5379 Housing Units (2000): 1886 Land area (2000): 2.675387 sq. miles (6.929220 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.846023 sq. miles (2.191190 sq. km) Total area (2000): 3.521410 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Valhalla — eller Valhal er i nordisk mytologi Odins bolig i Asgård. Det er stedet for de vikinger der dør i kamp ( Val betyder falden kriger). Valhalla har 540 porte og der kan komme 800 krigere ud på en gang af hver port. Taget er dækket med gyldne skjolde …   Danske encyklopædi

  • Valhalla — (nord. Myth.), s. Walhalla …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • valhalla — valhalla, euse Voy. walhalla …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Valhalla — heavenly hall in which Odin receives the souls of heroes slain in battle, 1768, from O.N. Valhöll hall of the battle slain; first element from valr those slain in battle, from P.Gmc. *walaz (Cf. O.E. wæl slaughter, bodies of the slain, O.H.G. wal …   Etymology dictionary

  • Valhalla — [val hal′, väl häl′val hal′ə, väl häl′ə] n. [ModL < ON valhöll (gen. valhallar), hall of the slain < valr, slaughter, the slain (< IE base * wel , to tear, wound, corpse > L volnus, Gr oulē, a wound) + höll; akin to OE heall,HALL]… …   English World dictionary

  • Valhalla — In Norse mythology, Valhalla (from Old Norse Valhöll hall of the slain Orchard (1997:171–172).] ) is a majestic, enormous hall located in Asgard, ruled over by the god Odin. Chosen by Odin, those that die in combat travel to Valhalla upon death,… …   Wikipedia

  • Valhalla — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Valhalla, dans la mythologie nordique, est le lieu où les guerriers valeureux sont amenés pour combattre au côté de Odin lors de la fin du monde, Ragnarök …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Valhalla — Para otros usos de este término, véase Valhalla (desambiguación). Valhalla (1896), por Max Brückner. En la mitología nórdica, Valhalla es la fortaleza a la cual los guerreros o einherjer van tras morir en combate. Se sitúa en el palacio de Odí …   Wikipedia Español

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