mythology meme: [2/3] mythical rulers
↳ alf of denmark and alfhild of geatland
Alfhild was the daughter of the Geatish king Siward; Alf was a Danish prince who wanted her hand in marriage and managed to pass the initial test of strength. Alfhild, however, had no desire to marry him then and there, and fled from home, electing to become a shield-maiden instead. She assembled a fleet of many ships with female crews and raided along the coasts of the Baltic sea. Eventually, Alf caught up with her near the shores of Finland, and she decided to lay down her weapons and go with Alf.