Women In Viking Society Essay
deal at they had to carried 30 men and women who were able to fight, and that they had to share all the benefits. However, Freydis betrayed the deal, they carried five extreme men. In addition,“The Prowess of Freydis, Daughter of Eirik the Red,”p. 94-95. States that Freydis though lying made Thorvard a man, that had relationship her with, to killed the brothers. She lied to him she told him the brothers beate her. In other words, Freydis lied multiple times to get more benefits, and caused the death innocent people.
“Betrothals from the Sagas” in Somerville and McDonald, eds., The Viking Age (Tonawanda, NY: University of Toronto Press, 2014) p. 105-107. This source also convey the idea that women had the power to control men. This part of text talks about Hoskuld and his son Olaf who had the age to get married. For that reason, he decided to go to Borg in Borgarfjord to the house of Egil Skallagrimsson who had a beautiful daughter. Olaf saw Egil and he thought he was a perfect husband to his daughter. But, when he told her that, she tried to manipulated him to changed his mind. She told him that Olaf was the son of a slave women, so he wasnt enough for her. But, the king told her that this was a mistake, that his mother was daughter of a king. In other words, Thorgerd was selfish woman, she just thought about the benefits that she could get, when she discovered who was his mother, she changed ther mind and started to seduce him.
As we can see, women had an important…