The "Shieldmaiden" was a woman who had chosen to fight as a warrior in Scandinavian folklore and mythology. They are often mentioned in sagas such as Hervarar saga and in Gesta Danorum. Shieldmaidens also appear in stories of other Germanic nations: Goths, Cimbri, and Marcomanni. The mythical Valkyries may have been based on the shieldmaidens.
HERVOR: personaje de la saga “Hlooskivoa”. Princesa gótica proto-vikinga que junto con su hermano tomo las armas para defender las fronteras orientales de su reino contra los invasores hunos y murió combatiéndolos.