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Alfhild was a young Norse princess, and her chamber was guarded by a lizard and a snake to scare away unworthy suitors. A King called Alf killed them. She then ran away and dressed as a warrior to avoid being taken in marriage by King Alf. She became a shield maiden, with her own fleet of viking ships, with crews of young female pirates, raiding the coasts of the Baltic Sea. Only when Alfhild and Alf fought to the death (almost), and he proved to be as strong as she, did she agree to marry…

Page from Manuscript in Norwegian, Latin and German by Snorre Sturlason, Sagas of the Norse Kings, ca. 1711-1720. (via

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