Originating from an Old Norse
and then Latin
word meaning “Halls of the Slain,” versions of the word “Valhalla” have been incorporated into many different names in America
and beyond. For the most part, people do not know what the word originally meant, and the repercussions of this are very interesting. Different names and uses for the word pop up across the world. One of the most interesting references that I have seen was in the popular video game Max Payne
, as the name of a secret project (the “Valhalla Project”) that, in the game, produced the designer
drug Valkyr. Beyond this game there are many other applications of this word in even our current world. As just a taste, here are some other interesting examples:
Engine, called Valhalla
Mud, is a multiplayer
game that probably fits the name in the most appropriate way of the different examples listed here.
Located at http://www.valhalla.com
In a less appropriate use, Valhalla
is the name of a small townhome complex just outside of Whistler Village in British Columbia
. A winter resort, this small complex was built as a secluded tourist
town within reach of ski
lifts and snow.
Information located at: http://www.vancouver-bc.com/Valhalla/index.html
The Valhalla Warriors Floorball
Club is a group that advocates for a new sport called floorball
Read about the club here: http://u1.netgate.net/~mette/lars/floorball/index.html
Last but not least, a microbrewery
, PA, has adopted the name as well. They even have an interesting version of a Greek
on their web
page, located here: http://valhallamicrobrewery.citysearch.com/
, a beautiful word of the ancient language
, is used even today in names of everything from MUD
s to microbreweries.
Where will it pop up next?