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Answer for the clue "A heavenly place (peaceful and beautiful) where those who are favored by the gods can go when they die", 8 letters:
valhalla

Alternative clues for the word valhalla

"Das Rheingold" locale

Wagner opera setting

Wagnerian opera setting

Odin's realm

Westchester town

Paradise

Word definitions for valhalla in dictionaries

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Valhalla \Val*hal"la\, n. [Icel. valh["o]ll, literally, hall of the slain; valr the slain (akin to AS. w[ae]l, OHG. wal battlefield, wuol defeat, slaughter, AS. w[=o]l pestilence) + h["o]ll a royal hall. See Hall , and cf. Walhalla .] (Scand. Myth.) The...

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. In Norse mythology, the home of warriors slain gloriously in battle.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
heavenly hall in which Odin receives the souls of heroes slain in battle, 1696 (in Archdeacon Nicolson's "English Historical Library"), from Old Norse Valhöll "hall of the battle-slain;" first element from valr "those slain in battle," from Proto-Germanic...

Gazetteer Word definitions in Gazetteer
Population (2000): 5379 Housing Units (2000): 1886 Land area (2000): 2.675387 sq. miles (6.929220 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.846023 sq. miles (2.191190 sq. km) Total area (2000): 3.521410 sq. miles (9.120410 sq. km) FIPS code: 76639 Located within: New...

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
In Norse mythology , Valhalla (from Old Norse Valhöll "hall of the slain") is a majestic, enormous hall located in Asgard , ruled over by the god Odin . Chosen by Odin, half of those who die in combat travel to Valhalla upon death, led by valkyries , while...

Usage examples of valhalla.

He remembered to go around the long way and enter Valhalla Drive from the north side so as to avoid that movie mess.

Even their rudimentary mythos was dominated by the hunt, by legends of a kind of ornitholestes Valhalla.

Florida rush-hour traffic bring them to the Deleon exit and Pindo Palm Boulevard and the nicely guarded entrance of Valhalla Village.

Those who have won fame by puissant feats and who die in battle are snatched by the Valkyrs from the sod to Valhalla.

For if he be devout, he tells you that he firmly believes that when the body dies the soul goes to Heaven, which is equivalent to Olympus, Elysium, Arcadia, Garden of Hesperides, Valhalla, Walhalla, Paradise, or Nirvana, as the case may be.

In the great hall Valhalla reigned Odin, king of the Aesir, and his wife Frigga.

Odin paused, and a shudder seemed to run through all the Aesir in that great hall, Valhalla.

And tonight, Jarl Keith, you sit with the Aesir at our nightly feast, here in Valhalla.

So I purchased a beautiful tract in the Gates of Heaven Cemetery in Valhalla, New York.

Two days later, having bored the girlfriend and her parents rigid with her obsessive monologue, Natasha was forced to return to Valhalla as she was due back at Bagley Hall that evening.

Odin had been prattling on, excited as of late over the impending arrival into Valhalla of his son Thor's favorite human warrior, Ragnar the Feared.

The Valhalla syndrome afflicted many of his kind throughout the world, for it was Minck's firm conviction that he possessed a power fully as great as the spear Wotan had fashioned out of the World Ash Tree, the spear by which he controlled all creatures, even the giant Fafnir, the spear by which he need only touch someone to end their life.

Tanked up on brew, brain flying high, visions of Avalon, Valhalla, Olympus, the Holy Bar and Grill dancing willy-nilly in his noodle Joan of Arc, watch out.

At the long Norwegian banquet table, Victor Tremont and his four guests dined on a feast that could have come from Valhalla itself--- wild duck confit with shitaki mushrooms, poached local lake trout, and venison shot by Tremont himself, with braised Belgian endive, potatoes dauphin, and a Rhone Hermitage reduction sauce.

Valhalla, with its tennis and squash courts, cricket pitch, which the village team was occasionally allowed to use, and huge swimming-pool protectively ringed with limes, was a paradise for teenagers.