Valkyrie Picture

YAY! My first Valkyrie outfit!

This piece was inspired by the games Odin Sphere and Valkyrie Profile. In each game, the Valkyrie's have a type of flower/feather headdress, whether the feathers be included on a helmet or added in a type of flower decoration.
Now the armor was based off of the Valkyrie Project female roles in when they wore armor for battle. In Odin Sphere the women wore very little armor in contrast to their wings which Valkyrie Profile didn't place on their female characters at all time like Odin Sphere did. Now in both games the Valkyrie wore a shawl type robe thing (a skirt even) or the robe was part of their outfit like in Odin Sphere. The robe on this outfit is a cream color which I believe balances out the blue.
I believe the cream color shows off nicely on a Valkyrie warrior as in Odin Sphere (I have no idea if this is true or not) but once a Valkyrie can no longer fight in battle or has reached an age or a trade pact with the leaders, that Valkyrie must marry to a man and bare his children and act like a house wife.

My first ever WIKI attack!

In Norse mythology, a valkyrie (from Old Norse valkyrja "chooser of the slain") is one of a host of female figures who decides who dies in battle. Selecting among half of those who die in battle (the other half go to the goddess Freyja's* afterlife field Fólkvangr*), the valkyries bring their chosen to the afterlife hall of the slain, Valhalla*, ruled over by the god Odin*. There, the deceased warriors become einherjar. When the einherjar are not preparing for the events of Ragnarök*, the valkyries bear them mead*. Valkyries also appear as lovers of heroes and other mortals, where they are sometimes described as the daughters of royalty, sometimes accompanied by ravens, and sometimes connected to swans or horses.

* Freyja is a goddess associated with love, beauty, fertility, gold, seiðr, war, and death.

* Fólkvangr is a meadow or field ruled over by the goddess Freyja where half of those that die in combat go upon death, while the other half go to the god Odin in Valhalla.

* Valhalla is a majestic, enormous hall located in Asgard, ruled over by the god Odin.

* Odin is a major god in Norse mythology and the ruler of Asgard.

* the einherjar are those that have died in battle and are brought to Valhalla by valkyries.

* Ragnarök (typically spelt Ragnarǫk in the handwritten scripts) is a series of future events, including a great battle foretold to ultimately result in the death of a number of major figures (including the gods Odin, Thor, Týr, Freyr, Heimdallr, and Loki), the occurrence of various natural disasters, and the subsequent submersion of the world in water. Afterward, the world will resurface anew and fertile, the surviving and reborn gods will meet, and the world will be repopulated by two human survivors. Ragnarök is an important event in the Norse canon, and has been the subject of scholarly discourse and theory.

* Mead, also called honey wine, is an alcoholic beverage that is produced by fermenting a solution of honey and water.
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