Shield-maiden was a woman who had chosen to fight as a warrior alongside men in Scandinavian folklore and mythology.
Shieldmaidens also appear in sagas such as Hervarar saga ok Heiðreks and in Gesta Danorum. Shieldmaidens also appear in stories of other Germanic peoples: Goths, Cimbri and Marcomanni. The historical existence of shieldmaidens is still heavily debated. The chances of a woman joining the men in battle I very slim and the show incorporated this for the purpose of political correctness. Sparsely mentioned, the chances of this many women fighting in battle is very very low.
Notable Shield-maidens Edit
|Lagertha||Alive||Rites of Passage|
|Lagertha was the first sheiled maiden introduced in the series and is quite famous in her own right she's now Queen of Kattegat|
|Torvi is a Sheild-Maiden trained by Lagertha for at least nine years, Torvi is second in command to Queen Lagertha|
|Þórunn was a new Sheild-Maiden with only training with Lagertha for a least a few Months. She was Badly injured on the Battlefield. She left Kattegat.|
|Gunnhild||Deceased||The Lord's Prayer|
|Gunnhild was said to be a famous Sheild-Maiden in own own right she was killed by Lagertha|
|Astrid is new Shield-Maiden who was trained by Lagertha she is third in command to Queen Lagertha. Unfortunately, after kidnapped by King Harald and became his queen, she forced Lagertha to kill her because she refused to have an child of Harald and because she always loved Lagertha.|
|Brynhildr is an incredibly famous Shield-maiden and a princess, Brynhildr was also said to be a Valkyrie|