A Female Warrior From the Viking Era

Female warriors were a thing for the Vikings. The Viking warrior WOMEN: Scientists reconstruct the face of 1,000-year-old female with a ‘battle wound’ on her skull who was buried with a hoard of weapons in Norway.

Scientists have re-created the face of a female Viking warrior who lived more than 1,000 years ago.

The woman is based on a skeleton found in a Viking graveyard in Solør, Norway, and is now preserved in Oslo’s Museum of Cultural History.

She was buried with a sword, a spear, an ax, and arrows.

This of course reminds me of Eowyn from The Lord of the Rings.

The women of this country learned long ago, those without swords can still die upon them. I fear neither death nor pain.

Hat tip to Never Yet Melted – Face of Viking Shieldmaiden Reconstructed.