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History Meme (3/6) Women ~ Lagertha

According to legend Lagertha was a Danish Viking Shieldmaiden from what is now known as Norway and the onetime wife of Ragnar Lodbrok who she had three children with. 

Lagertha’s career as a warrior began when Frø, king of Sweden, invaded Norway. Frø put the women of the dead king’s family into a brothel for public humiliation. Ragnar Lodbrok came with an army to avenge his grandfather who Frø had killed and many of the women Frø had ordered abused fought at Ragnar’s side. Chief among them, and key to Ragnar’s victory, was Lagertha.

"Ladgerda, a skilled Amazon, who, though a maiden, had the courage of a man, and fought in front among the bravest with her hair loose over her shoulders. All-marveled at her matchless deeds, for her locks flying down her back betrayed that she was a woman." 

Years later after Ragnar and Lagertha divorced, Lagertha came to Ragnar’s aid with 120 ships when he faced a Civil War in Denmark. When at the height of the battle, Ragnar’s son Siward was wounded, Lagertha saved the day for Ragnar with a counterattack. 

Upon returning to Norway, she quarreled with her husband, and slew him with a spearhead she concealed in her gown.

"usurped the whole of his name and sovereignty; for this most presumptuous dame thought it pleasanter to rule without her husband than to share the throne with him" 

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ladgerda replied: ooo czech version on my own - “píseň samotářky = song of lonely girl" - my first language is really weird, so i always like to show it other people. I really like this version youtube.c o m/watch?v=MEZv3ahoRHo. unfortunately you can’t see eponine’s face, so here is very short close up youtube.c o m/watch?v=dUX-rBrzVhU

oh my gosh that’s perfect! and i was looking for a polish version as well ahhh oh my gosh thank you!!!!!

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Another part of Sparrow’s revamped profile; she now is the (kinda self-appointed) captain of her own ship. So instead of being a Straw Hat Pirate, Sparrow is now an independent merchant who transports weapons and supplies to Revolutionary Army as well as selling her stocks to pirates. Occasionally Sparrow will also fix a ship up a bit when paid enough.

 She goes by ‘the Pirate Merchant’ as well as her more personal alias ‘Twin Hooks Sparrow’ and is wanted for 29,000,000 beris for unauthorised trading and affiliation with the Revolutionary Army and many infamous pirate crews. Her trading routes are mostly in the New World although she has travelled to the first half of the Grandline before, which was where she first met the Straw Hats.

Uuuuu I was thinking of having her cameo in the Dressrosa Arc along with Sabo, Koala and Hack but I don’t know v.v I will draw the blueprints of the Ladgerdian Enterprise and upload them later though~ I hope you guys like her occupation concept, since I wanted to do something other than a pirate or a marine etc OTL

-Verti

I like ships

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such a horrible feeling to promote yourself! i’m not able to open commissions yet, not even write the commissions intro, it takes so much courage! but your art is great, popular and making money for making people and yourself happy thats the best GO!

omg thank you ;;~;; i’m really a LOT self-conscious so it’s really hard for me (i think it is for any artist really)! i really hope you can gather courage to open commissions your art is wonderful and so original seriously it’s great