Valhalla[val hal′ə, väl häl′ə]
Norse Myth. the great hall where Odin receives and feasts the souls of heroes fallen bravely in battle
Origin of ValhallaModern Latin ; from Old Norse valhöll (gen. valhallar), hall of the slain ; from valr, slaughter, the slain (; from Indo-European base an unverified form wel-, to tear, wound, corpse from source Classical Latin volnus, Classical Greek oulē, a wound) + höll; akin to Old English heall, hall
The hall in which Odin received the souls of slain heroes.
Origin of ValhallaNew Latin, from Old Norse Valh&odie;ll : valr, the slain in battle; see wel&schwa;- in Indo-European roots + h&odie;ll, hall, hall; see kel-1 in Indo-European roots.
folio from a 1680 Icelandic manuscript