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: Dísir is the name for female guardian spirits, often considered to safeguard the interests of a particular individual or his or her family (cf. Ström 1961, 192-4; Turville-Petre 1964, 221-7). The claim that they have ‘come here to Denmark with helmets’ probably indicates the warlike state of mind of the dísir rather than their actual provision of helmets to Útsteinn. These dísir behave very much like valkyries.
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