Apocalypse Now, Ride of the Valkyries

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .
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Apocalypse Now. (1979) Apocalypse Now
Apocalypse Now, helicopter

The music is The Ride Of The Valkyries by Richard Wagner. The Ride Of The Valkyries

What is a Valkyrie?

In Norse mythology, a valkyrie (from Old Norse valkyrja “chooser of the slain”) is one of a host of female figures who decide who will die in battle.

Valkyrie on horse
«Valkyrie On Horse Statue of a warlike valkyrie, riding a horse and carrying a spear. Labeled as “SINDING VALKYRIE” and located in a roadside park in Copenhagen, Denmark.» image source
Walkyrien by Emil Doepler
Walkyrien by artist Emil Doepler (1855 to 1922). image source

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