Astrid Northman was Eric Northman's mother on the HBO original series True Blood. Played by Swedish actress Annica Bejhed, Astrid appears only on the episode "Trouble" in the series' third season. Appearing in one of Eric's flashbacks, Astrid, the Queen of Öland at some point during the 9th century AD, she was married to Ulfrik Northman with whom she had at least two children. She was killed along with her baby daughter by a pack of werewolves under Russell Edgington's command, and Eric vowed to avenge his families' murder.
Astrid is seen in a flashback of her son Eric. She was married to Ulfrik, with whom she had at least two children. They planned for their son Eric to succeed his father as a monarch, and lectured Eric on his lack of productivity and being prone to spend his days "inside a woman's legs".
|Season three appearances|
|"Bad Blood"||"Beautifully Broken"||"It Hurts Me Too"||"9 Crimes"|
|"Trouble"||"I Got a Right to Sing the Blues"||"Hitting the Ground"||"Night on the Sun"|
|"Everything Is Broken"||"I Smell a Rat"||"Fresh Blood"||"Evil is Going On"|