Women in the Viking Age

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Summary of Women in the Viking Age People Saxo Grammaticus- guy who wrote the book that most of this references. Doesn’t ap- prove female warriors. Believes church brought stability to the region and got rid of fe- male warriors. Big supporter of Christianity. Sela- Warring amazon, accomplished pirate Lathgertha- skilled female fighter, bore a man’s temper in a women’s body Hetha and Vesna- High ranking warriors in Harald’s army Rusila- frequent clashes with her brother for the throne in Norway. Hagbarth/Helgi- Two different guys that on separate occasions dressed up as women warriors to deceive someone or attain something. Shows idea that women warriors were not inconceivable in this society Freydis- daughter of Erik the Red, appears in the Vinland Sagas. Scheming girl that fucks with these two guys she went to the North America. Ends up lying about a bunch of stuff, telling her husband(Porvadr) they beat her, and she threatens to divorce him b/c he’s being such a pussy about defending her. He ends up attacking/killing all the men
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  • Spring '12
  • AndersWinroth,RobertaFrank
  • Laxdœla saga, saxo grammaticus, fe male warriors, Porvadr, Freydis

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