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ValkyriesThis time, we're talking about the Norse angels of death, the valkyries.The valkyries were a group of women who died in battle of their own choice. Half of the dead would be picked by other valkyries to go to the afterlife hall of the Norse mythos, Valhalla, the other half going to the goddess Freyja's field. While in Valhalla, they would become the einherjar, warriors preparing for the Ragnarok and being heroes of mortals.They were sometimes depicted as the daughters of royalty, often shown with ravens and swans. The ravens are of special note, as they, as carrion-eaters, were a great symbol for the valkyries, also known as corpse goddesses. It was believed that their chief was Freyja, who was sometimes depicted as a goddess of war and death. It is because of this that they became known for determining who won battles, and how wars were decided. They would then go to the wars, scouting for any worthy mortals, and pick the bravest of the dead to bring to Valhalla. And those who were
NikeThere seem to be quite a large number of people who have no idea where the shoe company Nike's name came from. So this time, we're talking about Nike
the source of Nike's name.Nike was a Greek goddess who embodied victory. Depending on the time in mythology, she was the daughter of Pallas and Styx, two Titans. It goes in the stories that she, along with her siblings Zelos the god of zeal, Bia the goddess of force, and kratos the god of strength, were close to Zeus, and were allies brought to him by Styx during the Titanomachy, the war between Gods and Titans. Nike took up the role of driving divine chariots, which was an often-used portrayal.She was often depicted as a woman with wings, which was something of note as most winged deities seem to have shed their wings by the Classical times. Besides victory, she was also the goddess of speed and strength, in peaceful competitions as well as battles. She was seen as a very close associate of Athena. She also seems to have been the