‘Vikings’: Katheryn Winnick Posted the Sweetest Tributes to Lagertha for International Women’s Day

Most fans of Vikings can’t imagine the series without the amazingly unique Lagertha played by Katheryn Winnick. The actress recently posted some images of herself as Lagertha in tribute for International Women’s Day. Read on to learn what fans are saying and what photos she chose to share. There are spoilers ahead for season 6 of Vikings.

Who is Lagertha?

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Lagertha is the first wife of Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel) and the mother of Bjorn Ironside (Alexander Ludwig). She’s considered the Mother of Norway and she’s arguably the most famous shieldmaiden to ever live.

In season 6, Lagertha is mistaken for Ivar and a giant snake by Hvitserk (Marco Ilsø). He stabs her to death, fulfilling the prophecy that a son of Ragnar would kill her.

Katheryn Winnick shares tributes to Lagertha on International Women’s Day

Although Lagertha is no longer with us, fans still miss her and want to reminiscence about her life. Luckily, Winnick is quick to share images of herself as Lagertha for all the world to see. The latest photos came on International Women’s Day.

The first image shows Lagertha giving the signal to unleash her army on an unsuspecting Kattegat. She takes back her home and becomes Queen. “Here’s to strong women! International Women’s Day 🙌🏼,” Winnick wrote in the post.

In another image, a black and white photo is shown of Lagertha yelling mid-battle. “Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them. 🙌🏼#internationalwomensday,” Winnick captioned the image.

The latest image shows an older Lagertha once again fighting for what she has to. “To all the strong mothers and grandmothers out there.. Thank you. 🙌🏼 #internationalwomensday,” Winnick said in the post.

Fans react to Winnick’s tributes to Lagertha

Fans of Winnick showered her posts with love and admiration. And who can blame them? Lagertha is a strong and powerful female willing to do anything for what she feels is right.

Fans couldn’t help but thank Lagertha for everything she’s done. “Thank you so much Kat!!! You make me feel so happy, love you ❤️,” an Instagram user commented.

“The first feminist,” a fan said about Lagertha.

One viewer finds Winnick’s character very inspiring. “💕Love Lagertha. There’s never been a character as inspiring,” the user wrote.

Another fan has a great new motto. “My new mantra is ‘be Lagertha.’ A wise woman who is loyal, loving and fierce. Definitely who I try to be,” they explained.

The love just kept pouring in for Winnick on her numerous posts. “The most beautiful, talented and wonderful actress and person. ❤❤,” another Instagram user wrote.

Why fans love Lagertha so much

Lagertha is fierce, loyal, and unwavering when she makes her mind up about something. She’s caring towards her family and friends and willing to always do the right thing, even at the cost of her own happiness and safety. Lagertha earned her name as the Mother of Norway and fans will always remember her and celebrate the life she lived.