Lagertha was a Viking shield-maiden from Norway. According to some legends, Lagertha was a figure, who may have been inspired by the Norse Goddess Thorgerd. She became a warrior when the king of Sweden, invaded Norway and killed their King, Siward. After the notorious Ragnar Lothbrok avenged Siward’s death, he was impressed by Lagertha’s beauty, battle skills, and bravery, and fell in love with her. They eventually got married and had a son and two daughters, but their marriage did not last for long. After a few years and due to unrest in his Danish kingdom, Ragnar had to return to Denmark. Upon his return, he met and got married to Thora, the daughter of King Herraud of Sweden.