Release the Kráka! Aslaug crowed for Ragnar Lodbrok

Aslaug was a queen in Norse mythology. She appears in The Poetic Edda, the Völsunga saga, and in Ragnars saga Loðbrókar as being Ragnar Lothbrok’s wife (Ragnar “Lodbrok” Sigurdsson). In the Völsunga saga, Aslaug is said to be the daughter of the legendary hero Sigurd the dragon slayer (Sigurd “Fafnisbana” Sigmundsson, of Denmark). The dragon Sigurd slew was called Fafnir, the dwarven prince that was cursed into a dragon for possessing Andvari’s stolen gold. The saga also states that Aslaug is the daughter of Brynhildr, the shieldmaiden and valkyrie (Brynhild Budlasdatter). Aslaug is the mother of “Ivar the Boneless,” Björn “Ironside” Ragnarsson, Sigurd “Snake-in-the-eye” Ragnarsson, Rognvald…

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