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
The Storm Is Coming
Did You Know?
The nickname "Loðbrók" refers to a saga about Ragnar that Saxo wrote. In the story, Ragnar dresses himself in a fur coat and fur pants and walks through icy water in order to get the fur frozen. This is to be shielded from two Lindorm (mythical serpents) that have trapped a maiden in her house. Afterwards, the maiden's father mocks Ragnar for having "fuzzy pants", i.e., "Loðbrók". See more
King Aella could not have reigned in Northumbria at the time of the Lindisfarne raid, in 793. His reign begun around 863 and ended in 865. See more
What does a man do?
He looks after his family.
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