One hall in Asgard was called Valhalla, for the warriors who died in battle. They were chosen by the Valkyries, women who wore armour, and rode swiftly over land and sea on horseback. The Valkyries also decided who would win a battle. The picture on the left shows a Valkyrie welcoming Odin to Valhalla. Odin is riding his eight-legged horse.
There is an exciting piece of music called the Ride of the Valkyries by Wagner.
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