I can`t wait until the third of March. Why? Because of this trailer for the series about Vikings on History Channel:
It`s very short and it only shows Vikings running around with axes and swords – the Viking myth, if you like – but there was one detail which made me jump for joy: They`ve included a female warrior – a shieldmaiden – in the series. Shieldmaidens have become almost invisible until recently. The archaeologists of the 19th and 20th century were too colored by the time they lived in and the gender roles they lived by to be able to see that women had to fight too in the Viking age. Some to defend their villages but some also went abroad to find riches – just like their male counterparts.
So March can`t come soon enough for me. Maybe more people will realize that Vikings weren`t just men. They were women too!