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The Rise of the Valkyries
Life and death in a Viking battle depended not on military prowess, but on the favour of the valkyries. Why were these mythical figures, who decided a warrior’s fate, female?
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Written by Jóhanna Katrín Friðriksdóttir. Read by Greig Johnson.
Music: Kai Engel.