A Shield Maiden

We are all familiar with the story of how Viking warrior women, known in the myths and sagas as shield maidens, were long thought purely mythical until archaeologists recently discovered war-trophy filled graves sometimes had female skeletons in them. 

One such now has been facially reconstructed, sword wound to the forehead and all. 

1 comment:

raven said...

We have them among us today, too, little recognized. I present the woman from Uvalde who rescued her children against the wishes of the cops. She showed uncommon valor, when flanked by evil.