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n. King of Kishkindha, a son of Indra and the elder brother of Sugriva in Ramayana.
In Norse mythology, Váli is a son of the god Odin and the giantess Rindr. Váli has numerous brothers including Baldr and Thor. He was birthed for the sole purpose of killing Höðr as revenge for Höðr's accidental murder of his half-brother, Baldr. He grew to full adulthood within one day of his birth, and slew Höðr. Váli is fated to survive Ragnarök.
In the Hindu epic Ramayana, the vanara Vali was king of Kishkindha, a son of Indra, elder brother of Sugriva and father of Angada. He was killed by Lord Rama, an Avatar of Vishnu.
Vali (, nominative singular of the root वालिन् (Valin) is also known as Bali in several Indian languages. His other names include , , Yuan: Bari, , Lao: Palichan and Khmer: ពាលី .
Vali or Wali can refer to:
- Vali, Iran, a village in Khuzestan Province, Iran
- Vali, East Azerbaijan, a village in East Azerbaijan Province, Iran
- The Vali tribe, a Sarmatian tribe of Ptolemy
- Wāli, title meaning governor in Arabic and several other languages
- Vali (film) or The Governor, a 2009 Turkish action film directed by M. Çağatay Tosun
- Vaali (film), a 1999 Tamil-language action film starring Ajith Kumar
In Norse mythology, Váli was one of the unlucky sons of Loki. He is mentioned in the Gylfaginning section of Snorri Sturluson's Prose Edda, chapter 50. After the death of Baldr, the Æsir chase down and capture Loki.
Nú var Loki tekinn griðalauss ok farit með hann í helli nökkvorn. Þá tóku þeir þrjár hellur ok settu á egg ok lustu rauf á hellunni hverri. Þá váru teknir synir Loka, Váli ok Nari eða Narfi. Brugðu æsir Vála í vargslíki ok reif hann í [sundr] Narfa, bróður sinn. Þá tóku æsir þarma hans ok bundu Loka með yfir þá þrjá [egg]steina, einn undir herðum, annarr undir lendum, þriði undir knésfótum, ok urðu þau bönd at járni. — Eysteinn Björnsson's edition
Now Loki was taken truceless, and was brought with them into a certain cave. Thereupon they took three flat stones, and set them on edge and drilled a hole in each stone. Then were taken Loki's sons, Váli and Nari or Narfi; the Æsir changed Váli into the form of a wolf, and he tore asunder Narfi his brother. And the Æsir took his entrails and bound Loki with them over the three stones: one stands under his shoulders, the second under his loins, the third under his houghs; and those bonds were turned to iron. — Arthur Gilchrist Brodeur's translation
Váli, son of Loki, is otherwise unknown. A variant version in the Hauksbók manuscript of stanza 34 of " Völuspá" refers to this event; it begins: "Þá kná Vála | vígbǫnd snúa", usually amended to the nominative Váli in order to provide a subject for the verb; in Ursula Dronke's translation in her edition of the poem, "Then did Váli | slaughter bonds twist". This presumably refers to Váli, son of Óðinn, who was begotten to avenge Baldr's death, and thus it is not unlikely that he bound Loki; but the Hauksbók stanza interrupts the flow of "Völuspá" at this point and presumably draws on a variant oral tradition. It is likely that this was Snorri's source, and that he interpreted the manuscript text Vála vígbǫnd as "bonds from Váli's act of slaughter", thus inventing a second Váli. In the rather cryptic prose at the end of " Lokasenna", which appears to be derived from Snorri's account, Narfi transforms into a wolf and his brother Vali's guts are used to bind their father.
Wāli or vali (from Arabic والي Wāli) is an administrative title that was used during the Caliphate and Ottoman Empire to designate governors of administrative divisions. It is still in use in some countries influenced by Arab or Muslim culture. The division that a Wāli governs is called Wilayah, or, in the case of Ottoman Turkey, " Vilayet".
Usage examples of "vali".
At my right, beyond giant Thor and his wife, sat three other sons of Odin Vidar, Vali and Hermod, tall and fair-haired, stalwart men all.
The Aesir king strode with Frigga and his stalwart sons, giant Thor, Vidar and Vali, back toward the black, looming bulk of Valhalla castle.
Odin rode forward, and I followed with Vali, Bragi, Forseti, and the other of the Aesir captains.
And behind us thundered the three thousand Aesir horsemen, followed by the footmen under Vidar, Vali and Tyr.
I tried to keep her near me as I fought beside Thor and tall Vali, desperately trying to hold back the Jotuns.
Aesir king strode with Frigga and his stalwart sons, giant Thor, Vidar and Vali, back toward the black, looming bulk of Valhalla castle.
I followed with Vali, Bragi, Forseti, and the other of the Aesir captains.
I fought beside Thor and tall Vali, desperately trying to hold back the Jotuns.
He had continued the mild, almost imperceptible rule of the former vali, leaving the Christians their own courts and the possession of the citadel: he was on such good terms with the various communities, the Albanians, Vlachs and Greeks, that they had guaranteed him six hundred and eighty fighting men, many of them Mirdite Ghegs.
Billy streamed colorful video of the Australian bridge to which Valis had fixed twenty thousand red balloons.
For reasons only Valis might ever understand, Billy Wiles had been identified, researched, and chosen for this performance.
Fortunately, Valis had left the system open after using it to put up the tambour panels and put down the steel blinds at the windows.
The news of Valis and his grisly collection would bring out all the regulars as well as new customers, with something more to talk about than pigs with human brains.
By the time Judi Kesselman vanished, Steve and Valis were working together.
Ramsey Ozgard, of the Denver PD, indicated that he had reason to suspect Zillis and, in the end, Valis as well.