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  • n. the spirits of warriors who died bravely in battle


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  • But three have come before them, from the death-throes of the old world, Midgard: the world-girdling Serpent, Bearer of Burdens; the Wolf Fenris, eater of the Sun, who now takes the form of an einherjar; and his demon sister, stealer of souls.

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  • For five hundred years the immortal Children of the Light, einherjar and valkyrie, have lived together in the North of Valdyrgard.

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  • Mingan is feared by all the einherjar and valkyrie with the exception of Strifbjorn.

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  • The einherjar await The Lady to serve and yet they also await the All-Father.

    By the Mountain Bound by Elizabeth Bear – Review

  • As a reader, I felt that the purpose of the einherjar was set forth, barely explained, and then discarded as unimportant.

    By the Mountain Bound by Elizabeth Bear – Review

  • It is the story of the Children of Light, the einherjar, left alone to await the coming of the All-Father who will never arrive.

    By the Mountain Bound by Elizabeth Bear – Review

  • Personally, I enjoy this style and find looking up details on the background of the various terms to be a part of the fun of reading a book by Bear, but some readers may find it jarring to encounter expressions such as "waelcyrge" and "einherjar" regularly.

    Reviews of fantasy and science fiction books

  • Foursaken Feature by Justin Holloway provides 4e templates for the einherjar, an undying warrior devoted to a specific cause, the nosferatu, a deadly vampire who spreads a terrible plague, and the psychic vampire, a living creature which psychically drains its victims to power it own abilities.

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  • The einherjar prepare daily for the events of Ragnarök, when they will advance for an immense battle at the field of Vígríðr.

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  • In Valhalla, the einherjar eat their fill of the nightly-resurrecting beast Sæhrímnir, and are brought their fill of mead (from the udders of the goat Heiðrún) by valkyries.

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