Viking Alruna

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In 2019 we took a Viking River Cruise for our 50th wedding anniversary. We were on the Viking Ship Alruna. The story they tell is this:  Alruna – A Valkyrie The daughter of Kjárr of Valland, Alruna (Ölrún in Old Norse) was one of three Valkyries spinning linen on the shore of Wolf Lake, when they were spotted by three brothers who lived nearby. Alruna and Egil, one of the brothers, lived together for seven winters, until Alruna flew off to battle, never to return.

Viking Warrior

Strong female Valkyrie leaves

Never to return

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It was the trip of a lifetime for us, as a European heatwave moved in that summer.

Photos: Dwight L. Roth   The art piece portraying Alruna was at the top of the landing on the second deck. 


22 thoughts on “Viking Alruna

  1. WOW, what an awesome story, an unforgettable trip and a truly teachable moment you will never forget Dwight! Thanks for sharing a piece of those memories with us my friend! 💖🙏🏼🤗 Alruna was a …excuse my expression…a badass! 😜

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