- Aud the Deep-Minded
Aud the Deep-Minded (
Old Norse: Auðr djúpúðga Ketilsdóttir; also known as Unn or Aud Ketilsdatter) (834-900 AD) was the second daughter of Ketil Flatnoseand Yngvid Ketilsdóttir. She married Olaf the White King of Dublin. After Olaf's death, Aud's son Thorstein the Redembarked on a campaign of conquest in northern Scotland. When he was defeated and killed, the audacious Aud travelled the British Isles, marrying off her daughters to important landowners, until she finally settled near her brothers in Iceland, founding Hvammur í Skeggjadal(commonly translated as " Hvamm").
She figures in several
Norse sagas, including " Njal's Saga", " Laxdaela saga", " Saga of Eric the Red", and " Grettis Saga".
Unlike most other Icelandic settlers Aud was a
Christianand raised crosses on her land and prayed regularly on hills now called Krosshólaborg.
In popular culture
The original name of the "Buffy" character
Anya Jenkinswas Aud; writer Drew Goddardsaid that this name was inspired by her.
The Saga of Eric the Red"
* "Grettir's Saga"
* Vicki León, "Outrageous Women of the Middle Ages" (1998, John Wiley & Sons, ISBN 0-471-17004-6)
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