Thorgerd Holgabrudr


Emma Groeneveld
by Jenny Nyström
published on 01 November 2018
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Artist's depiction of the Norse goddess Þorgerðr Hǫlgabrúðr (anglicised as Thorgerd Holgabrudr) facing the Jomsvikings' fleet. A temple was dedicated to Thorgerd in Gudbrandsdal, Norway, in the 10th century CE, and in the sources she frequently crops up together with a certain jarl Hakon from Hálogaland, even being referred to as his wife. She was probably a sort of local deity in those parts. It is thought that Lagertha, Ragnar Lothbrok's first wife as per Saxo Grammaticus' Gesta Danorum, may be inspired by Thorgerd.

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