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Evidence of Viking warrior women

Eruonen
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Sep 11 2017, 4:06pm

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http://nypost.com/...es-historians-wrong/

Viking skeleton’s DNA test proves historians wrong
By Natalie O'Neill September 8, 2017


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Sep 11 2017, 5:09pm

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I wonder what Tolkien would have made of the Shield-maiden of Birka?

"Who I am is where I stand. Where I stand is where I fall.” -- The Doctor


Eruonen
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Sep 11 2017, 6:02pm

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https://www.tor.com/...gertha-really-exist/

"....There are, however, more reliable historical resources. In the 1070s, for example, Adam of Bremen (chronicling the Hamburg-Bremen archdiocese) wrote that a northern region of Sweden near lake Malaren was inhabited by war-like women. ..."

"“There were once women in Denmark who dressed themselves to look like men and spent almost every minute cultivating soldiers’ skills. …They courted military celebrity so earnestly that you would have guessed they had unsexed themselves. Those especially who had forceful personalities or were tall and elegant embarked on this way of life. As if they were forgetful of their true selves they put toughness before allure, aimed at conflicts instead of kisses, tasted blood, not lips, sought the clash of arms rather than the arm’s embrace, fitted to weapons hands which should have been weaving, desired not the couch but the kill…” (Fisher 1979, p. 212)." Saxo Grammaticus

 
 

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