Friday, January 20, 2017

Shield Maiden

"May Thor strike you dead"
~ Unknown

I know how to fight
I know how to sing
I know the way

Just showing my love for Vikings and strong women.  For those who do not know what a Shield Maiden is here is a description from Wiki:

"A shieldmaiden (Old Norse: skjaldmær, Danish: skjoldmø, Norwegian: skjoldmøy, Swedish: sköldmö, German: Schildmaid) in Scandinavian folklore and mythology was a woman who had chosen to fight as a warrior. They are often mentioned 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 mythical valkyries may have been based on the shieldmaidens." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shieldmaiden

Also, watch the TV show Vikings on The History Channel. It is one of my favorite shows. While the show is not historically accurate on a lot of things it is based off of the historical Sagas and is also super fun to watch too!

Shield MaidenCREDITS:

Astrid Dress & Bolero by Aisha @ Stormwood Hills *New*
Sancia Hair by Damselfly
Shield of Pain by Noble Creations

Unseelie Crown Moss by Distorted Dreams
Kora Skin in #6 Sand Beige (On Catwa Catya) by Erde
Pose: Assassin 5M by HelaMiyo