Valkyrie Artwork as Reflection for “Remember Me in the Halls of Valhalla”

When I was working on a story entitled “Remember Me in the Halls of Valhalla” I wanted to portray the Valkyries as true death-maidens rather than generic (and cliched) fantasy figures.

In my search I landed upon some artwork on the Internet. Just wanted to share some of them with you here. I never used them as inspiration. I already had that. But I looked at them closely after I had written the story to see if I could find inklings of that fierce death-maiden aspect I was going for.

Ride of the Valkyries by Miss Velance
Ride of the Valkyries by Miss Velance

 

Valkyrie by Avery Annarose
Valkyrie by Avery Annarose

 

The Dises by Hardy
The Dises by Hardy

 

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I have no credit for this last image, but it brought to mind the tone and darker atmosphere I was searching for in the story.

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