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"I want to fight in the shield wall. I want to be like Lagertha.“ x

Warrior Culture : Viking Subculture : Viking Women While spoken of often in myth and legend historical accounts of Shield Maidens are fewer and more controversial. That said considering the Vikings.

Actually,  great women go to Folkvanger, Freya's hall. She got first pick of the fallen.

Scorpio Rising is the Inner Warrior who conquers themselves (the lower self) and becomes the Higher Self. Virtue over Vice.

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dwaroxxx: “ Hooookay, it was supposed to be an AU where Athelstan’s having some hardcore religious experiences but with northern gods and basically becomes Ragnar’s personal Seer.

silmarile: “ Vikings meme // Five quotes “ “I wanted to step out of your shadow. But when I stepped out, there was no sunlight.” ”

Vikings meme // Five quotes “I wanted to step out of your shadow. But when I stepped out, there was no sunlight.

The "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.

This picture is from the TV show 'Vikings', but it's based on history: The "Shieldmaiden" was a woman who had chosen to fight as a warrior in Scandinavian folklore and mythology.

blood-eagle - a horrific method of torture described by the Nordic sagas. The ribs of the victim were cut by the spine and broken open thus resembling an wings. The lungs were pulled out through the wounds in the back and sprinkled with salt

blood-eagle - a horrific method of torture described by the Nordic sagas. The ribs of the victim were cut by the spine and broken open thus resembling wings. The lungs were pulled out through the wounds in the back and laid across the shoulders.

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