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fobia8 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018  Student Writer
If a woman wanted to be a warrior, would society accpet it? Did male warriors had problem with that? 
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PeKj Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018
We can not really know.
There are stories of female viking warriors. How much of those stories are true we cannot know. We have those kind of stories from other cultures as well.

My best guess is that it was fairly unusual but that it did happen. I would expect that acceptance in a group would depend on if the person was true to her word and held her place in a battle formation.

We know that women could hold positions of power in Viking time, but it would hardly have been a society of equal opportunities.
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fobia8 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018  Student Writer
But viking/norse women back then had more rights than the women from other european /christian countries - they could own a job/craft, divorce without (much) problem, they could inherit lands and animals,....
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PeKj Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018
They did have it better than women in many other countries of the time and better than in times to come,
...but it would still have been far from an equal society. And since there was not a strong central power and nothing like a police force to enforce rules things would have been very much up to local headmen and having a back-up in a strong family.
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Blondbraid Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018
She looks great! I remember reading that a viking warrior in a large burial mound was recently confirmed to be a woman, possible inspiration? :)
www.svt.se/nyheter/vetenskap/f…
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PeKj Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2018
Thanks.

I did know about that, but in this case that was not the inspiration.

I saw an image with an streatch out arm, liked the look and created a pose that included an arm streatch out that way. Added the shield as background and there you are.
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Geosammy Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work.
However, the background shield seems to be cut off, bottom and right.
Was this cut off intended?
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PeKj Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018
Thanks.
The cut-off is a design choice. 
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Geosammy Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay. :thumbsup:
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Iglybo Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018
awesome :D
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PeKj Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018
Thanks :D
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Iglybo Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018
No problem :D
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