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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.

This picture is from the TV show 'Vikings', but it's based on history: The "Shieldmaiden" was a woman who had chosen to fight as a warrior in Scandinavian folklore and mythology.

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Nar-orse- Shoshone warrior, circa 1881,wearing anklets made of leather and metal bells (Native peoples A to Z: A Reference Guide to Natives Peoples of the Western Hemisphere, volume 8 by Donald Ricky, page 129)

Nar-orse- Shoshone warrior, circa anklets made of leather and metal bells (Native peoples A to Z: A Reference Guide to Natives Peoples of the Western Hemisphere, clear message to what is calling trump go back to your grandpa Fredrick's country Germany!

Planning to celebrate New Year's with us? Expect sparklers, champagne, and a fantastic yearender party.

Planning to celebrate New Year's with us? Expect sparklers, champagne, and a fantastic yearender party.

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