I was looking at a list of articles on medieval queens/women recently and came across this. (Basically it’s about the changing interpretation of the story of Judith and attitudes to women wielding (military) power in medieval Europe.) And just now I was wondering what might be an equivalent story in Middle-earth and thought of Aerin, so now my headcanon is that in Middle-earth, men are secretly terrified of the possibility that their wives might follow Aerin’s example. But joking aside, I definitely think her story gets re-interpreted a lot? You’ve got resistance to an invader (for times of war), loyalty to her own people (I hate to say it but I wouldn’t be surprised if this got empathised during the Kinstrife), and how not to treat your wife (general morality lesson).