The etymology of the name Kára either means “the wild, stormy one” or “curl” or “the curly one. Kára is a valkyrie. In Norse mythology valkyrie is one of a host of female figures who decide which soldiers die in battle and which live. Valkyries also appear as lovers of heroes and other mortals, where they are sometimes described as the daughters of royalty, sometimes accompanied by ravens, and sometimes connected to swans or horses.


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