"Folk-plain", "Host-plain." The dwelling of Freyja. Here she decrees who shall have seats there; each day she chooses half of the dead, and the other half goes to Odin:

Folkvang is the ninth,
there Freyja directs
the sittings in the hall.
She half the fallen chooses each day,
but Odin th' other half.

This stanza from Grímnismál suggests that Fólkvangr is an alternative to Valhalla. Snorri Sturluson says in Gylfaginning that Freyja's hall itself is called Sessrúmnir.



  • Grímnismál, 14.
  • Gylfaginning, 24.