The Quiz: In Old Norse literature, what were “Valkyries”?
The upper class of Viking society
A type of battleship
The Viking gods
Explanation : While women weren’t treated as equals in Viking culture, they did have more rights than most women of their time. Many Viking women assumed traditional gender roles and took care of the house and children, but they were allowed to own property and request a divorce. Others, however, became warriors and battled alongside Viking men. Stories of these fierce shieldmaidens, known as “Valkyries,” are common in Old Norse legends.
Correct Answer: Female warriors