The King of Norway, Olaf Trygvasson, (Olaf I), wanted to marry her next, but demanded that she convert to Christianity. When told this she is said to have exclaimed, " I will not part from the faith which my forefathers have kept before me. " This infuriated King Olaf who slapped her with a glove. She then told Olaf that this act would be his death !
To get revenge on the Christian Olaf for his indescretion she got together all of Olaf 's enemies in a coalition to destroy him. She allied herself to Denmark by marrying their King, Sven Forkbeard. These alliances lead ultimately to the battle of Swold and to the defeat and death of King Olaf Tryggvassson when he jumped overboard and drowned.
Queen Sigrid the Haughty sat proud and aloft
In her chamber, that looked over meadow and croft.
Why dost though sorrow so ?
Queen Sigrid the Haughty, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
It is believed that Queen Sigrid, defender of the Old Ways, died about 1014 A.D. Though she did not die in battle, (as far as the records show), her putting together the coalition that killed the tyrant Christian King Olaf Trygvasson, makes her more than worthy as an addition to our list of Asatru Martyrs. Celebrate her life and deeds on November 9th. Hail Queen Sigrid !
Go with Odin's wisdom, Freyja's love and Thor's protection !