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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.]

  1. (Scand. Myth.) The palace of immortality, inhabited by the souls of heroes slain in battle.

  2. Fig.: A hall or temple adorned with statues and memorials of a nation's heroes; specifically, the Pantheon near Ratisbon, in Bavaria, consecrated to the illustrious dead of all Germany.

Walhalla, ND -- U.S. city in North Dakota
Population (2000): 1057
Housing Units (2000): 556
Land area (2000): 1.052368 sq. miles (2.725621 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.016797 sq. miles (0.043503 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.069165 sq. miles (2.769124 sq. km)
FIPS code: 82980
Located within: North Dakota (ND), FIPS 38
Location: 48.921996 N, 97.918014 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Walhalla, ND
Walhalla, SC -- U.S. city in South Carolina
Population (2000): 3801
Housing Units (2000): 1705
Land area (2000): 3.712746 sq. miles (9.615967 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.045540 sq. miles (0.117948 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 3.758286 sq. miles (9.733915 sq. km)
FIPS code: 74095
Located within: South Carolina (SC), FIPS 45
Location: 34.767263 N, 83.064321 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 29691
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Walhalla, SC

Walhalla is the German form of Old Norse Valhöll, which is commonly anglicized as Valhalla. Otherwise, Walhalla may refer to:

  • The Walhalla memorial, German Hall of Fame, inaugurated 1842
  • Walhalla-orden, a Finnish secret society founded 1783
Walhalla (film)

' Walhalla ' is a 1995 Belgian and Dutch thriller film directed by Eddy Terstall.

Usage examples of "walhalla".

Great Wagner comes and, lifting them aloft above the clouds, transports them to the mighty halls of old Walhalla in Ride of Walkyries taking this poisonous anti-Semitic little woman with him.

Sophia Perovskaia, Zheliabov, Grinevitzky, Rissakov, Kibalchitch, Michailov, the heroic executors of the death sentence upon the tyrant, had then entered the Walhalla of immortality.

Cut off for so long a time from actual contact with the outside world, I could better imagine the brooding stillness of the Great Desert, I could more easily picture the weird ice-palaces of the Pole, waiting, waiting forever in awful state, like the deserted halls of the Walhalla for their slain gods to return, than many of the common street-scenes in my own city, which I had only vaguely heard mentioned.

Broke his neck, at last, poling a portable engine down a hill on the Walhalla road.

She is one of the Wish-maidens of Odin, whose duty it was to conduct the souls of slain heroes to Walhalla, the dwelling place of the gods.

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.

And there in this dim, ghostly Walhalla they sit like the Grecian gods, and drink mead instead of ambrosia and nectar.

KNDK came on with the weather for the Drayton, Walhalla, and Langdon area: cloudy and humid, ninety-two degrees.

In the west must we be, by the bridge Vindhjalen, ere the cock in Walhalla wakes the sons of victory.

In the description of the kingdom of the dead in the German-Norse mythology, Walhalla is the abode of the heroes, hell the gathering place of the other dead.

If those old cordelle men could only come back for a while from their Walhalla, how they would crowd about that wind-splitting, fire-eating, iron beast, panting from its long run, and catching its breath for another plunge into the waste places and the night!

Washington, DC, and a small area around the tiny town of Walhalla, South Carolina.

In fact, she literally ran into some of it: at a place called Walhalla, she rounded a curve too fast and crashed into a city carrier that had run off the road and been abandoned.

And I lived outside the ruined city, in Walhalla where perhaps I should have died, pursued by an army of ghosts which grew daily in number.

This famous structure, to which the name of Walhalla has been applied, stands on low ground on the left bank, overgrown with thorns and surrounded by a marsh.