Here are the ten reasons why Lagethra is a feminist character:
- Lagertha became Earl in her own right making her one of the most powerful women on the Vikings.
- Lagertha is a famous shield maiden who has become a explorer. She was raised by farmers.
- The shield maiden is loving protective mother of Bjorn and his now dead sister Gyda. She remains strong even after miscarrying her third child who everybody assumes would be a boy. Lagertha has also recently become a grandmother to Siggy.
- Lagertha loves Ragnar Lothbrok, but divorced him because he humiliated her by wanting to take a second wife. He had a affair with Princess Aslaug who was pregnant with his child. Ragnar wanted sons more than his wife Lady Lagertha.
- Even though King Ragnar broke Lagertha’s heart she still fights in battle for him.
- Lagerthra is very protective of other women, which she proves over and over again. Like how shield maiden stopped Knut from raping a Saxon woman during her first trip to England.
- The shield maiden’s second husband Earl Sigvard beat her so she killed him. Lagertha has a strong spirit and won’t let anybody disrespect her.
- Even when Lagethra was Earl she helped the settlers in England farm the land.
- Kalf stole the Earldom from Lagethera. The shield maiden promises to get her title back, but still fights with Ragnar in Paris. Lagethra does not need a title to be a leader.
- Lagethra remains kind to Rangar’s sons with Aslaug even though they represent losing her family.