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- In Norse mythology, the home of half of all warriors who died gloriously in battle.
1791 May 1, “Moore's Inquiry into the Subject of Suicide”, in Monthly Review, London, page 24-25:
- [S]uch souls as were detruded from the body by any violent method went strait to Valhalla. (Latin original: Nostratibus sane hoc erat infallibiliter persuasum, animas, non vulgares, neque senio morbove, sec cruenta morte & vi corporibus exeuntes, recta ad Vahlallam ferri)
in Norse mythology, the home of warriors slain gloriously in battle