The adventures of a Ragnar Lothbrok: the greatest hero of his age. The series tells the saga of Ragnar's band of Viking brothers and his family as he rises to become King of the Viking tribes. As well as being a fearless warrior, Ragnar embodies the Norse traditions of devotion to the gods: legend has it that he was a direct descendant of Odin, the god of war and warriors. Written by
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Did You Know?
Travis Fimmel (Ragnar) is only 13 years older than Alexander Ludwig, who plays his son Björn. Katherine Winnick (Lagertha) is only 15 years Ludwig's elder. This however is in keeping with the Viking era when adulthood was considered to be puberty, therefore marriage at a young age was not just common, but the norm. Women often died in childbirth and the widowed husband would then take another wife of 12 or 13 years of age even if he was an "old" man in his 40's. See more
The term "Sweden" and "Svealand" are used interchangeably. The term "Sweden" is a 17th Dutch loanword and prior, Sweden was called "Swedeland", a literal translation of Svealand, or "Sweotheod"/"Svithjoth" (Swedepeople). See more
What does a man do?
He looks after his family.
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