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1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Valhalla

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VALHALLA (Old Norse Valhöll, i.e. “hall of the slain”), the name given by the heathen Scandinavians to the abode in which the god Odin received the souls of those who had fallen in battle. There are represented as spending their time in constant fighting and feasting in his service. See Teutonic Peoples, ad fin.