Einherjar

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Einherjar (Old Norse einherjar = 'those who fight alone' or 'those who belong to an army') is the term used in Northern mythology for the warriors slain in battle, who are brought to Valhalla by the Valkyries after their deaths. There they spend their days in battle, but in the evenings they are all alive again and drink the mead which flows from the udder of the goat Heiðrún and is offered to them by the Valkyries. They eat the meat from the constantly renewed boar Sæhrímnir. There is sufficient for everyone.

At the Ragnarǫk the Einherjar will go into battle on the side of the gods agains Fenrir and the other enemies of gods and mankind. [1]

References

  1. Rudolf Simek: Dictionary of Northern Mythology (1993)