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. While, historical existence of shieldmaidens is still heavily debated, they do feature prominently in the series. Lagertha, Gunnhild, Astrid, Torvi, Porunn and Brynhildr are among the shield-maidens featured.

Notable Shield-maidens

Image Name Status First Appearance
Winnick vikings historychan 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 better quality Torvi Alive Treachery
Torvi is a Sheild-Maiden trained by Lagertha for at least nine years, Torvi is second in command to Queen Lagertha
Thorunn Þórunn Unknown Unforgiven
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 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 Astrid Deceased The Outsider
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.
Siegfried awakens Brunhild Brynhildr Deceased

Brother's War

Brynhildr is an incredibly famous Shield-maiden and a princess, Brynhildr was also said to be a Valkyrie
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