The 21st century Viking Woman

All sorts of images are conjured up when we imagine the Scandinavian woman of the Viking era: a tough and robust fair-haired woman charging into battle alongside her equally robust male counterpart–horned helmets and all (even though the ‘horned-helmeted Viking’...

A Girl in Viking Society

As with many ancient cultures, little remains to tell us about what it was really like to be a Viking girl. We do however know that they were married between the ages of 12 and 15. Once married, they were expected to run the household, so it’s likely that their...

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