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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 (54 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Lagertha (51 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Bjorn Lothbrok / ... (48 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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 Helga (39 episodes, 2013-2017)
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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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 Ubbe (31 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Ivar (31 episodes, 2016-2017)
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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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 Erlendur / ... (22 episodes, 2014-2016)
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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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The show takes its premise and basic plot from the Icelandic sagas Ragnars saga loðbrókar (The Saga of Ragnar Lodbrok) and Ragnarssona þáttr (Tale of Ragnar's Sons). Some have suggested that the actual protagonist of the cycle is Aslaug. Lagertha does not appear at all in the sagas. She appears in Saxo Grammaticus Gesta Danorum (which is also the basis of Hamlet). Most scholars agree that while there is some historical basis for Ragnar, the father of Björn Ironside and Ivar the Boneless and the plunderer of Paris, Lagertha seems to be entirely made up by Saxo and drawn upon various mythological characters, amazons and shieldmaidens. See more »

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Earl is used mostly as the title of Norse noblemen rather than the actual title jarl. This is technically not incorrect as earl is a loanword from the old Norse term jarl. See more »

Quotes

Ragnar Lothbrok: What does a man do?
Bjorn: He fights!
Ragnar Lothbrok: Good, and?
Bjorn: [Thinks] He looks after his family.
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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #17.196 (2012) See more »

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If I Had A Heart
(Opening Titles)
Performed by Fever Ray
Courtesy by Rabid
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Something a bit different and very enjoyable.
11 March 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

There have been one or two negative reviews posted about this show and I have to say that after 2 episodes, I really like it... nit pickers may say that there are historical inaccuracies, but there are also many myths dispelled ... and with the appearance of Valkyrie on the battlefield at the very beginning of ep1 to take fallen warriors souls, unless you are deluded and believe in that being factual it was clear from the very outset that there was always going to be some dramatic license used. Others say the show is too Hollywood, this has to be the case to some extent but by no means is this another mass produced piece of garbage, unless you want the show cancelled after the pilot it must appeal to a mass American audience as entertainment it isn't a documentary. I personally feel that the show DOES have a European feel which is absent in many historical dramas, the locations are beautiful, the cast has been well selected and act their parts fantastically well. The good guys are instantly likable where as the bad guys you just can't wait to see them get whats coming to them, that is always a good sign as far as I am concerned as i want to see what happens to them and am looking forward to the next episode. So don't be put off by the pedantic armchair historians out there give vikings a chance.. it is what it is.


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