In Norse myth valhöll (the Old Norse term for valhalla) is the hall where warriors feast at Odin’s table after dying in battle. The word is a compound consisting of val (wæl in Old English), the slain and höll (heall in Old English), meaning hallValhalla is therefore literally the hall of the slain. The first element of the compound is also found in the word valkyrie, the second element of which is derived from the verb kjósa (ceosan in Old English) to chose, making the valkyries the ones who chose the slain (to bring them to the hall of the slain).