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History Today Podcast ∙ Friday July 31, 2020 ∙ duration: 9:11

The Rise of the Valkyries

Life and death in a Viking battle depended not on military prowess, but on the favour of the valkyries. Why were these mythical figures, who decided a warrior’s fate, female?


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Written by Jóhanna Katrín Friðriksdóttir. Read by Greig Johnson. 


Music: Kai Engel.



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