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The Ride of the Valkyries is the second of the four opera, "Ring Cycle" by Richard Wagner.  It was written in 1851 and is one of Wagner's best known musical compositions.  Photo:  "In Old Norse mythol

The Ride of the Valkyries is the second of the four opera, "Ring Cycle" by Richard Wagner. It was written in 1851 and is one of Wagner's best known musical compositions. Photo: "In Old Norse mythol

Valkyrie Maiden", right  [MMX Mixed Media]  The Valkyries were the daughters of Odin from Norse mytholgy who would collect the dead from the battlefields. This illustration is from the Ring Cycle from Norse Mythology which was used as the pattern for the Lord of the Rings.

Valkyrie Maiden", right [MMX Mixed Media] The Valkyries were the daughters of Odin from Norse mytholgy who would collect the dead from the battlefields. This illustration is from the Ring Cycle from Norse Mythology which was used as the pattern for the Lord of the Rings.

Brunhilde/Brynhildr was a strong and beautiful shieldmaiden and valkyrie in Norse mythology, who was cruelly betrayed by her lover.

Brunhilde/Brynhildr was a strong and beautiful shieldmaiden and valkyrie in Norse mythology, who was cruelly betrayed by her lover.

Carl Emil Doepler's Costume Designs for The Ring Cycle [RING CYCLE, SCANDINAVIAN MYTHOLOGY]

Carl Emil Doepler's Costume Designs for The Ring Cycle [RING CYCLE, SCANDINAVIAN MYTHOLOGY]

The ride of the valkyries.  Arthur Rackham, from The Rhinegold & the Valkyrie, by Richard Wagner, London, New York, 1910.    Tags: fairytale, fairy tale, prince, princess, adventure

The ride of the valkyries. Arthur Rackham, from The Rhinegold & the Valkyrie, by Richard Wagner, London, New York, 1910. Tags: fairytale, fairy tale, prince, princess, adventure

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