Shieldmaidens (or shield-maidens) are female vrykul warriors. Most of them serve the Valkyra and the Valarjar through them, though others are found in the ranks of the Winterskorn clan or the Hyldnir.
- Ashildir <Queen of the Valkyra>
- Lagertha <Fallen Valkyra>
- Shieldmaiden Iounn
- Sigrid Iceborn
- Shield-maidens are present in real-life Scandinavian folklore and mythology. The mythical valkyries may have been based on the shieldmaidens, and as such it is not surprising to see the vrykul shieldmaidens mostly as Valkyra.
Vigdis the War Maiden may be considered a shieldmaiden. Similarly, battle-maidens like Scourge battle-maidens, Valarjar battle-maidens, and Ymirjar Battle-Maidens may be shieldmaidens or at least similar to them.