|Throughout pagan history there have been those historical pagans who battle to keep the old gods alive. These mortals held the old god higher and equal to any other god many so devoted they gave their lives becoming martyrs to the cause.
One such hero is the great Queen Reina Sigrith widow of Rey Erik the victorious one of Sweden now there is no reason sited why today the 9thNov is associates Queen Reina Sigrith of Sweden many conclude that it is her wedding day that was to be to Olaf the Lawbreaker. But there is no conclusive prove why it just is.
The 9th Nov the day of Queen Reina Sigrith of Sweden is celebrated in many Norse Heathen traditions.
The legend goes – When Olaf the Lawbreaker had been king of Norway for three years, he asked Queen Sigrith of Sweden to marry him. She agreed, but when he insisted that she give up her ancestral Gods Sigrith replied, I do not mean to abandon the faith I have led, and my kinsmen before me. Nor shall I object to your belief in the god you prefer. As usual Heathen tolerance was met with kristjan imprecations and a blow to the face (she struck it with a glove and she left). The wedding was off – depriving Olaf of political power that could have sped the christianisation of Scandinavia. As it were, history tells us that the Heathens held on for over 300 more years in the Northlands. Hail Sigrith, defender of Asatru, and women of stubborn virtue!