Caithness is famous in the Viking world for having very powerful women, both legendary and mythological. These women include Unnr ‘djúpúðga’ or ‘The Deep Minded’ who was renowned for her wisdom. Unnr built a Viking ship in secret in the woods in Caithness and then captained the ship, marrying off her grand-daughters to the Earls of Caithness and Orkney, on the way to become one of the first settlers in Iceland. Unnr’s life is immortalised in Laxdaela Saga, or The Saga of the People of Laxárdal. Led by Roskva Ragnarsdottir from the Glasgow Vikings, come along and hear the stories of the famous Viking women of Caithness then get involved with some Viking crafts.
The Story of Unnr ‘djúpúðga - The Deep Minded’ Ketilsdóttir and the Powerful Viking Women of Caithness
Saturday 14th / Sunday 15th May 2016This event has passed.
2 - 4pm
Caithness Horizons tells the story of Caithness from 365 million years ago to the present day.
Old Town Hall, High Street, Thurso, Caithness, KW14 8AJ
Organised by Caithness Horizons
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