Tag: vikings

The Female Warrior Returns… well, sort of

According to archaeological findings and DNA tests, female warriors appear to be a historical reality– not just a legend.

Clan Slavery: an Over-dramatized Image?

I noticed when we arrived at the longhouse kitchen that there were some men tarrying around, eyeing the women at work. I happened to glance and see Clare stirring a pot that hung over a rod in the nearest fireplace. A tall young warrior… Continue Reading “Clan Slavery: an Over-dramatized Image?”

The Female Warrior: a Figment of the Modern Imagination?

Dodging past some battle-ready men, I glided into one of the lodges and threw the door shut behind me. Fairly ripping off my dress, I pulled on the men’s leggings and tunic that warriors wore, strapping the leather belt about my waist. For a… Continue Reading “The Female Warrior: a Figment of the Modern Imagination?”