Choosing who will die in battle, the Valkyrie were the beautiful warrior maidens of Norse mythology, who chose brave souls to rise up into the halls of Valhalla to live among the rest of the noble slain as Einherjar. There they lived and hunted, hardening themselves for the last battle of Ragnorok where many might again die by the side of Odin and many of the other Norse gods and goddesses. For this, the Valkyrie reward them, tending to their wounds and serving them mead. Here, you will find the striking features of such a Valkyrie displayed, head and shoulders in a bust straight out of Norse myth. The very picture of feminine beauty, she possesses delicate features concealed by her armor, with long braids spilling from the open face of her winged helmet. Don`t let this deceive you though. There is a hard set to her eyes, and the set of her jaw, showing that she is a woman who has seen battle. Made of cold cast resin, this bust is polished and honed so as to appear to be crafted of bronze, with no attention to detail spared. It measures approximately 11" in height and 7 1/4" wide, allowing it to fit on most altars, desks and shelves.