This shows how the Vikings viewed their Gods and their ideas of Heaven and Hell. The Vikings believed that they would one day join their Gods in Valhalla, much as the Christians believed they would join Jesus and God in Heaven.
A Shieldmaiden was a woman who had chosen to fight as a warrior in Scandinavian folklore and mythology. They are often mentioned in sagas such as Hervarar saga and in Gesta Danorum. Shieldmaidens also appear in stories of other Germanic nations:.