Medieval Norse sources never indicate that anyone except men who die in battle go to Valhǫll (Valhalla) after death. And yet many people today believe that women who died in childbirth were thought to go to Valhǫll as well. In this video, Old Norse expert Dr. Jackson Crawford looks at why this mistaken belief might have gained ground in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Jackson Crawford, Ph.D.: Sharing real expertise in Norse language and myth with people hungry to learn, free of both ivory tower elitism and the agendas of self-appointed gurus. Visit JacksonWCrawford.com (includes bio and linked list of all videos).