At the request of King Horik, Ragnar, his brother Rollo, son Bjorn and Floki travel to Götland to negotiate a land dispute with Jarl Borg. While awaiting word from King Horik on Borg's proposal he meets and makes love to a beautiful princess, Aslaug, but Bjorn challenges his father after he sees them. At home, Lagertha has had strange dreams and fearing for Ragnar consults the Seer who tells her that he is not in danger for his life but for the magical world. She has little time to worry however as the black plague strikes the village. Her daughter Gyda and Athelstan both fall ill as do Siggy and her daughter Thyri. Written by
Did You Know?
The giant dog accompanying Aslaug when she meets Ragnar for the first time is a Malamute. See more
Björn, Ragnar's son (known as 'Björn Ironside' in historical accounts) was actually the son of Ragnar's 3rd wife, Aslaug, not Lagertha as depicted in this series. See more
If I Had a Heart
Written by Karin Dreijer Andersson
Performed by Fever Ray See more