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jetgreguar:

still my favorite fucking thing

jetgreguar:

still my favorite fucking thing

Yesssssss

Yesssssss

forged-by-fantasy:

"I play Lagertha, a real shield maiden that existed in that time period in the 8th century and doing my research on it there’s very little information out there. But Michael Hirst [“Vikings” Creator] who wrote the show gave us as much information as we can on how women were portrayed in that society: that they did have a strong voice, and that they were allowed to not only be mothers and young wives and farmers, but also fight in battle, also own land, also divorce her husband and also have a strong say in the community and eventually rule. So that was exciting to play.”
— Katheryn Winnick x

forged-by-fantasy:

"I play Lagertha, a real shield maiden that existed in that time period in the 8th century and doing my research on it there’s very little information out there. But Michael Hirst [“Vikings” Creator] who wrote the show gave us as much information as we can on how women were portrayed in that society: that they did have a strong voice, and that they were allowed to not only be mothers and young wives and farmers, but also fight in battle, also own land, also divorce her husband and also have a strong say in the community and eventually rule. So that was exciting to play.”

— Katheryn Winnick x


A Shieldmaiden was a woman who had chosen to fight as a warrior in Scandinavian folklore and mythology. They are often mentioned in sagas such as Hervarar saga and in Gesta Danorum. Shieldmaidens also appear in stories of other Germanic nations: Goths, Cimbri, and Marcomanni.The mythical Valkyries may have been based on the shieldmaidens. x

A Shieldmaiden was a woman who had chosen to fight as a warrior in Scandinavian folklore and mythology. They are often mentioned in sagas such as Hervarar saga and in Gesta Danorum. Shieldmaidens also appear in stories of other Germanic nations: Goths, Cimbri, and Marcomanni.The mythical Valkyries may have been based on the shieldmaidens. x