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see ValkyriesValkyries
, in Germanic mythology, warrior maidens of Odin. They presided over battles, chose those who were to die, and brought the souls of the dead heroes back to Valhalla. Chief among them was Brunhild.
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Walkure, asteroid 877 (the 877th asteroid to be discovered, on September 13, 1915), is approximately 27 kilometers in diameter and has an orbital period of 3.9 years. Walkure was named after the maidens in Scandinavian mythology who escorted fallen warriors to Valhalla. J. Lee Lehman asserts that the pattern represented by this asteroid is that of “enjoining the battle, without actually engaging in the fighting.”


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Now all four parts will be performed together in the summer of 2016 with Das Rheingold (The Rhine Gold) on Tuesday, July 5, Die Walkure (The Valkyrie) on Wednesday, July 6, Siegfried on Friday, July 8 and the climactic Gotterdammerung (Twilight of the Gods) on Sunday, July 10.
This became particularly clear at some of the curtain-calls, which seemed unprepared with a lot of shuffling, and indeed at the end of Die Walkure the Valkyries themselves emerged scowlingly, as though these sisters had just had a collective row.
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