From simple farmer to Earl
Lagertha is one of the main characters of the television series Vikings. Broadcast on the History channel in the United States, this series is a free adaptation of the story of the famous Viking leader Ragnar Lothbrok. At the beginning of the series, Lagertha is a farm girl living with her husband Ragnar and her two children, Bjorn and Gyda, in the Viking village of Kattegat. But she is not only a farmer, she is also a warrior and if Ragnar does not take her with him on his first raid in England, she will be present on all the others. Very quickly, Ragnar becomes Earl (chief of the village) but when he cheats on Lagertha and makes the princess Aslaug pregnant, she sees it as an affront and leaves him. Lagertha is not without ambition either, and eventually she too becomes Earl. She is also the archetype of the Viking woman, both physically, with her blond hair and blue eyes, and in character. She refuses to stay at home and knows how to defend herself very well, as we can see from one of the first scenes of the series. She also joins raids and battles as the Shield Maiden”. She never loses an opportunity to assert her rights, which are, among the Vikings, close to those of men.
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