There is no intimacy like that between two women who have chosen to be sisters.
- Warsan Shire (x)
"Do not underestimate the women of the North.”
A Shieldmaiden was a woman who had chosen to fight as a warrior in Scandinavian folklore and mythology. They are often mentioned in sagas such as Hervarar saga and in Gesta Danorum. Shieldmaidens also appear in stories of other Germanic nations: Goths, Cimbri, and Marcomanni.The mythical Valkyries may have been based on the shieldmaidens. x
I got the money, Fee. I still want us to be together, it can work, yeah? This is our chance for me, you and Kira to start over.
Girls don’t want boys girls want good storylines, canon otps, and their favorite female characters to get what they deserve
THE GIRL KING (2015) is the story of Kristina of Sweden, an enigmatic young woman in conflict – torn between reason and passion; between her woman’s body and being raised as a prince; between the ancient and modern worlds and between the brilliance of her educated mind and the terror of emotions she cannot understand.
Upon her ascent to the Swedish throne after the death of her father, Kristina is thrust into a labyrinth of power and tradition, where a court of austere, Lutheran men view her as a “hot and dry” woman who refuses to marry and produce an heir to fulfill her destiny. In a country forged through war, Kristina wants peace and an end to the Thirty Years War between Catholics and Protestants. She dreams of education for all her subjects. Amidst the conflicting agendas in the court, she finds sanctuary and discovers love with her lady-in-waiting, the beautiful and elegant, Ebba Sparre. This does not bode well for her Chancellor and regent, Axel Oxenstierna, who expects her to uphold tradition in a fragile political climate by carrying on her family bloodline with his son Johan. Axel is also wary of the Catholic presence at court, led by the French Ambassador, Hector Pierre Chanut, a devout Catholic who is determined to convert the Queen and deliver her to Rome. He appeals to her curious mind, by inviting his friend, philosopher René Descartes to be her teacher. Soon the forces around the queen realize that Ebba is the key to controlling her, but they underestimate Kristina’s brilliant mind and her drive to be free.