A late Romantic era composer known for his brilliant innovations in harmony and immensely large scale operas but also for his controversal proto-fascist views. Wagner composed mostly operas and, unlike most other composers, created his own librettos rather than setting music to those written by others. He also greatly developed the techniques of leitmotifs and through-composition.
Today, Wagner is probably best known for the wedding chorus popularly known as Here Comes the Bride (from his opera Lohengrin) and Ride of the Valkyries (from his opera The Valkyrie). Also, much of the modern stereotype of opera comes from his work, specifically the Ring cycle operas.
Due to his ultra-right wing politics and connection to the Nazi Germany, he is rather controversal composer and his work is more or less blacklisted in Israel.
Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries is far better than any of those silly metal songs.
A cold heartless earth deity bent on the annihilation of the human race and world domination. Known for manipulating females into submissive contracts for life where they proceed to train them into modern day Valkyries. Identifiable by their low body temperatures, cynical demeanors, and the weakening affect of being out in the sun for long periods of time has on them.
Kai Vessalius was such a cynical and demanding child his parents feared he would become a Pendragon.
Paradise of the ancient Germanic religion, peopled by slain heroes and angel-like creatures called Valkyries (heroes and angels - guess what they are doing).
Where is the next battle? I want to see Walhalla!
A aeris warrior in the final battle of the worlds end (ragnarok),Odins fallen warriors
The dead rise from Midgard as the Valkyries of Asgard bring the fallen warriors to Valhalla to become Xartics.
A large bat-like creature from the legendary game StarCraft. The creature fires glaives that bounce off enemy units.
That guy got mutalisk!?! But we've got a shitload of valkyries, what a dumbass...
Odin is the All-Father deity in the Norse Pantheon (What the Vikings/Scandinavians believed in before converted by Christian Missionaries)more...
He is son of Bor and Bestla, brother to Vili and Ve. Each of them has a specific meaning to their name, Odin's being Spirit.
Often depicted as an older man with a long hair and a long beard, Odin wears a large brimmed hat to cover up his missing eye, and holds a futhark laden spear, Gungnir; a spear forged by dwarves that never misses its target. Odin also sometimes wears a fancy winged helmet.
Odin lost his eye when he sacrificed it to drink from the well at the base of the world tree, Yggdrasil for ultimate wisdom. In return, he gained unimaginable wisdom and his remaining eye glows as bright as the sun.
Odin gained his knowledge of Runes from hanging nine days from a branch of Yggdrasil, stabbed with his own spear Gungnir. At the end of these nine days he had seen the runes (Futhark) and learned nine songs.
The All-Father resiedes on his throne Hlidskjalf in the hall Valaskjalf in Asgard, with his wife Frigga, his two ravens Huginn & Muninn (Thought and Memory), his two wolves Freki & Geri, and his mighty eight-legged horse and steed Sliepnir.
He is the All-Father of Asgard, the Hall of the Gods. He is the God of War, Wisdom, Poetry, and death. He makes the wisest of the dead speak to him in order for him to learn.
Odin is also master of the Valkyries, beautiful but deadly warrior maidens who bring the mighti...
When the entire orchestra absolutely, positively MUST be overpowered.
Wow! That tuba player in Ride of the Valkyries was awesome!
Yeah! I paid for an orchestra seat and ended up with a massage chair!