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The world of the Vikings is brought to life through the journey of Ragnar Lothbrok, the first Viking to emerge from Norse legend and onto the pages of history - a man on the edge of myth.

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 Floki (55 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Lagertha (51 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Bjorn Lothbrok / ... (49 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Ragnar Lothbrok / ... (45 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Rollo (45 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Ivar (41 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Helga (39 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Ubbe (39 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Queen Aslaug / ... (35 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Aethelwulf (35 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 King Ecbert (32 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Bishop Heahmund (31 episodes, 2017)
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 Athelstan (30 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Judith (29 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 The Seer / ... (26 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Torvi (26 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Siggy Haraldson (24 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 King Harald Finehair (24 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Halfdan the Black (23 episodes, 2016-2017)
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The adventures of 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 History Channel

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Trivia

"Loðbrók" is not a family name but a nickname meaning "hairy-breeches", presumably from a habit of wearing fur leggings. Vikings often acquired colorful nicknames derived from personal habits, characteristics or traits. The sagas and histories of Vikings are populated with such figures as Helgi the Lean, Ketil Trout and King Harald Finehair (formerly Harald Shag-hair). See more »

Goofs

The Viking Age government is shown to be theocratic. In reality, the government of the Viking Era was an elective monarchy. The Norse had the legal and religious right to dispose of their kings which were elected in votes and had the legal right to oppose a royal policy at a thing. See more »

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Floki: We've been to Hel and back!
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Referenced in The Big Bang Theory: The Gorilla Dissolution (2014) See more »

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If I Had A Heart
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Performed by Fever Ray
Courtesy by Rabid
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Delighted and eager to see how the show matures
6 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am delighted to see all the reviewers energetically debating the merits of "The Vikings" first episode----it demonstrates that they acknowledge the historical value of the period the show is portraying. Yes, there were historical inaccuracies in the plot. This will enlighten the scriptwriters to the fact that viewers ARE paying attention! That being said, I thoroughly enjoyed the first episode---all that lush eye candy for a novice historical student of the Viking culture! This episode has chosen to jump in at some point in time, and chose the year of 793----without all the back story of a long and comparatively stable history of trade with the "southern lands". The Scandinavian countries were undefined and fluid at that time, and were generally lumped into the "heathen" northmen.

In order to impress the pope and to be acknowledged as the holy Roman Emperor of Europe, around the year 772 Charlemagne took a great interest in converting the heathens to Christianity. In his campaign to forcibly convert the northmen, he first baptized, then brutally murdered the recalcitrant civilian pagans----many, many thousands at a time. The northmen who managed to escape to their more northern cousins told of the brutality (and extraordinarily rich) Christians. The attack on Lindesfarne was undoubtedly vicious, but did not occur without previous provocation.

We all watch the show for different reasons, but if the producers can keep a reasonable level of historical accuracy, and weave in the interest and action needed to balance the whole show out----I can see a long run for "The Vikings". I am watching.


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