The Valkyrie, whose name means 'chooser of the slain', are the warrior maidens of Norse mythology, riding over battlefields on winged steeds, taking the deserving of the fallen to Valhalla. In Red Dwarf they are generally invoked as the Cat's taste in women, Lister, for example expecting the Cat's 'dream lover' in GELF form to be 'a six-foot Valkyrie warrior maiden in scanty armour, with a cleavage you can ski down' (RD: Camille).