The Valkyries--Born from a maiden warrior who cries out for the Norse gods Woden and Freya as her death cry in battle. Struck by lightning, she is then transformed into a valkyrie and taken to Valhalla. They need not eat, but take nourishment from electrical energy and lightning. They are immortal in lifespan and strength and speed. They are acquisitive by nature, loving shiny things. The Valkyrie live communally with their sisters. Their home outside New Orleans, LA is called Val Hall.
Dans les montagnes (1888), lithograph by Henri Fantin-Latour (1836-1904) [published in “Hector Berlioz: sa vie et ses œuvres”, facing page 104], from 1st movement of “Harold en Italie” (1834), by Hector Berlioz (1803-1869).