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Valka

 

a city, the administrative center of Valka Raion, Latvian SSR, located on the border between the Estonian and Latvian SSR’s. Valka borders on the town of Valga (in the Estonian SSR), and the two towns essentially form one city. Population, 6,400 (1969). There is a woodworking industry in the city. Valka was first mentioned in the 13th century; it has been a city since 1920.

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99 HICCUP (voiced by Jay Baruchel) and Toothless stumble across a colony of dragons looked after by the hero's long-lost mum Valka (Cate Blanchett).
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There he meets mysterious Valka (Cate Blanchett) who warns him of warlord Drago's plan to enslave all dragons.
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Despite managing to escape, Hiccup is again captured by a mysterious woman named Valka (Blanchett), who know a lot more about Hiccup than he realises.
Valka (Cate Blanchett) is Hiccup's 'unavailable' mother.
In fact, Valka -- voiced by Cate Blanchett in an elegant, otherworldly accent -- has spent these long years saving dragons.
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Her mother first appears as a hermit wearing a mask, who later introduces herself as Valka (Cate Blanchett).