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Originally appearing in Volume V27, Page 860 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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VALHALLA (Old Norse Valhdll, 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 they are represented as spending their time in constant fighting and feasting in his service. See TEUTONIC PEOPLES, ad fin.
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