In Norse mythology, the Valkyrie are female warriors who decide which soldiers die in battle and transport them to the after life in Valhalla, the hall of the slain ruled by Odin, king of the Norse gods. They are horsewomen who flew into battle, covered by helmets and shields. Some were thought to be heroines who protected ships and lives. They were often associated with gold and bloodshed. That strikes me as a combination that still rings true in today’s society.
In certain texts, they enter love affairs with mortal males, making them great fodder for a potential love story. I’ve got some planning to do. Enjoy the last days of the A to Z Challenge by visiting other authors.