She Was A Powerful Viking Queen During The Tenth Century, And Researchers Learned More About Her Through Rune Stones

Because of her rune stones, some historians believe that Queen Thrya was imperative to the formation of Denmark and was likely a wise and resourceful woman for complicated political situations. 

Interestingly, no other known man or woman is mentioned as often in rune stone inscriptions as Queen Thrya, not even her husband, who was a king.

So the next time you peruse some Viking history and see pages all about the notable male Viking leaders, don’t forget about Queen Thyra, and remember that an extraordinary woman like herself played a powerful role in that part of ancient history.

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