Gunnhild is a shield-maiden, Bjorn's wife and the Queen of Kattegat. She had joined King Harald "Finehair" and her late husband Jarl Olavsonn in the Raid on Wessex. She was been desired by Harald, but she met Bjorn and they both fall deeply in love.


When Gunnhild is first introduced, she is with her husband, Jarl Olavsonn and also with King Harald on a ship. While he was discussing his ambitions with her and her husband, he also talks about his desire to kill Lagertha for kiiling his wife Astrid. She then comforts him and confidently tells him that he will be happily married one day and this causes Harald to be immediatley smitten with her. In the battle against King Alfred’s Army, Gunnhild stabbed and killed The Bishop Heahmund through the back, while he was wounded. She later faced Bjorn Ironside during the fight, slicing him on the forehead in the process before being knocked to the floor, forced to surrender to him as the Viking army retreated. She is captured by the Saxons after the battle of Marton, where she eventually meets Bjorn ironside. Her and Bjorn both shared a connection and quickly fell in love, despite King Harald having an interest in her. She falls in love with Bjorn, soon after. Later she becomes Bjorn's wife and the ultimate love of his life.

She participates at the Siege of Kattegat and survives. When Lagertha crowns with Sword of Kings Bjorn, new King of Kattegat, Gunnhild becomes Queen of Kattegat.


Gunnhild is a strong, fierce and loyal shield-maiden, strong enough to hurt Bjorn on the battlefield. She is also a kind, affectionate and humble woman, she did try to make Harald feel good after his bad luck in love, consoling Bjorn when he was depressed by the disappearance of his mother and made him show his feelings for her, even though she feels a great love and respect for Bjorn, she does not hesitate to challenge him, even got to hit him 2 times.


Season five appearances
The Departed Part 1 The Departed Part 2 Homeland The Plan The Prisoner
The Message Full Moon The Joke A Simple Story Moments of Vision
The Revelation Murder Most Foul A New God The Lost Moment Hell
The Buddha The Most Terrible Thing Baldur What Happens in the Cave Ragnarok
Season six appearances
New Beginnings The Prophet Ghosts, Gods, and Running Dogs All The Prisoners The Key
Death and the Serpent The Ice Maiden Valhalla Can Wait Resurrection The Best Laid Plans
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