posted on Sep, 3 2014 @ 07:10 AM
Your link doesnt work. Despite this, there is a crazy misinformation about Norse society brought on by people's modern day conceptions.
The Norse were more egalitarian than any other culture in existence, but they were far from equal. Example women could own land, but only if their
husbands who owned it died.
In the case of the Jomsvikingar, women were not even ALLOWED in Jomsborg fortress, let alone to fight with them. According to Takitus the women of
Germanic tribes followed them into battle encouraging them with slogans and carrying shields and food for them - that's likely where the term
shieldmaiden came from. When the Germanic and Gallic tribes migrated to new areas you could tell they were looking to settle somewhere if they brought
oxcarts and women/children with them. Overall, Germanic cultures were heavily patriarchal, like all societies in the world.
That said there is some badass women in the Greenland Saga, including Freydis who scared off an army of attacking Skraelingar while she was pregnant.