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Viking queen from the princess, greedy magician, and later mother of kings

Gunnhild: Princess, Greedy Magician, and Mother of Kings

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Gunnhild was the Princess of Denmark. She was the daughter of King Gorm the Old. This made Gunnhild the sister of Harald Bluetooth who was the first Danish King of unified Denmark and the one who managed to convert the Danes into Christianity.

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10 Great Viking Leaders (Part 2 of 2)

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This part of 10 Great Viking Leaders will discuss the next five impressive war-band leaders in the Vikings Age. Whether they were historical or legendary, they rocked in their own stories.

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Hervor: From An Abandoned Child to Great Viking Shieldmaiden

Hervor: From An Abandoned Child to Great Viking Shieldmaiden

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Hervor was one of the most famous legendary Viking shieldmaidens. She was the daughter of a great warrior who was born by a berserker. When Hervor was born, she was abandoned into the forest. But that didn't end the life of a bold warrior. She grew up to be a great Viking warrior and a war-band leader.

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Viking shieldmaiden Freydis Eiriksdottir

Freydis Eiriksdottir: Evil Woman or A Brave Shieldmaiden?

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Freydis Eiriksdottir was the sister of Leif Eriksson who was the first to discover North America 500 years before Columbus. Freydis was quite a complicated Viking woman. It was hard to tell that she was a brave shieldmaiden or a cunning woman in the Viking age.

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