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Shield Maidens

Discussion in 'Friends of planetFigure' started by Paul, Feb 13, 2020.

  1. Paul Active Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Lagertha, Webiorg, Rusla and Hervor.

    No Bodettes with "big fronts" here. They are wearing protective clothing, mainly chainmail, so the female form would be "suppressed" to a greater degree than protrayed in most "historical" portrayals such as the Vikings series.
    Ok, they may well have worn helmets* but to show they are females and not just any Viking bod re-classified as a Shield maiden, I´ve left them helmetless.
    Heads from the Alliance Amazons set and bodies from the Zvezda Vikings set.
    [IMG]

    The Shield pattern is shown on the shields carried by Lagertha and her Shield maidens in the Vikings series, which I´ve used here. It looks like it´s loosely based on the Algiz (Elhaz) rune.
    Lagertha´s Shield has the design shown later in the series, two areas coloured in red.

    *Ok, Birka, wasn´t buried with a helmet, probably why she ended up with a big cut on her forehead, but it doesn´t mean other Shield maidens didn´t wear them.
    Were there Shield maidens? IMHO, yes.

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