The Ride of the Valkyries (1909) by John Charles Dollman Credit google

The word valkyrie derives from Old Norse valkyrja (plural valkyrjur), which is composed of two words: the noun valr (referring to the slain on the battlefield) and the verb kjósa(meaning "to choose"). Together, they mean 'chooser of the slain'. The Old Norse valkyrja is cognate to Old English wælcyrge. From the Old English and Old Norse forms, philologist Vladimir Orel reconstructs the Proto-Germanic form *wala-kuzjōn. However, the term may have been borrowed into Old English from Old Norse: see discussion in the Old English attestations section below.Other terms for valkyries in Old Norse sources include óskmey ("wish maid"), appearing in the poem Oddrúnargrátr and Óðins meyjar ("Odin's maids" Odin——the Allfather lord of lords), appearing in the Nafnaþulur. Óskmey may be related to the Odinic name Óski (roughly meaning "wish fulfiller"), referring to the fact that Odin receives slain warriors in Valhalla .

The beautiful Valkyrie taking the breavy slain viking warrior´s soul to Valhalla Credit Google

In Norse mythology, a valkyrie from Old Norse valkyrja "chooser of the slain" 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"field of the host" or "people-field"), the valkyries bring their chosen to the afterlife hall of the slain——Valhalla, ruled over by the god Odin. There, the deceased warriors become Einherjar (Old Norse "single or once fighters" are those who have died in battle and are brought to Valhalla by valkyries). 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.When the einherjar are not preparing for the events of Ragnarök, the valkyries bear them mead. Valkyries also appear as lovers of heroes and other mortals, where they are sometimes described as the daughters of royalty, sometimes accompanied by ravens(byword Odin) and sometimes connected to swans or horses.

Valhalla is similiar looks like this viking hall, grab a horn drinking wine and feasting Credit Google

​The modern image of the valkyries as elegant, noble maidens bearing dead heroes to Valhalla is largely accurate for what it is, but a highly selective portrayal that exaggerates their pleasant qualities. To some extent, this tendency toward sanitization is present even in the later Old Norse sources, which focus on their love affairs with human men and their assisting Odin in transporting his favorites among those slain in battle to Valhalla, where they will fight by his side during Ragnarok.

An incredibly special car with an equally remarkable name. One that immediately evokes connotations of power and honor, of being chosen by the Gods.

​That was may Aston confirmed themself or they meant to be.

Only 150 road cars will be made. Valkyrie is Aston Martin’s first ever hypercar and it leaves nothing in reserve.


A striking aerodynamic exterior and an open underfloor maximizes downforce and harnesses the atmosphere around Valkyrie. The all-carbon fiber bodywork carries our trademark upper grille outline, before forming into a radical body utterly honed for performance.


Valkyrie comes as close as possible to a Formula One™ car without being restricted to the track. Its technology comes directly from our involvement with Red Bull Racing Advanced Technologies and has all the hallmarks of our crafted luxury.


All carbon-fiber. There’s not one steel component in Valkyrie’s structure. The iconic creation will supply a naturally-aspirated V12 specifically to a 1:1 power-to-weight ratio. All that power, exceptionally lightweight.


Precision aerodynamics mean Valkyrie corners and brakes as aggressively as Red Bull Racing’s dominant RB6 racecar, while active aspects of the suspension keep the chassis flat to the road.



The advanced mid-mounted powertrain takes its cue from F1™. Throttle response of the V12 is honed for a seductive sound; the hybrid tech gives an immediacy of acceleration.


Otherworldly performance comes from the 6.5-litre V12 engine developed with Cosworth. Starkly different from a traditional hybrid system, the V12 is torque-enhanced during take-off and uses the electric motor for a power boost.

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