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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 (53 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Lagertha (47 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Bjorn Lothbrok / ... (47 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Ragnar Lothbrok / ... (45 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Rollo (43 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Helga (38 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 (31 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 (28 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 The Seer / ... (25 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Siggy Haraldson (24 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Torvi (23 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 King Harald Finehair (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 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 »

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Most historian hold it very likely that the Norse had contact with the Anglo-Saxons in the later part of the 8th century and the existence of England was widely known to them, unlike how they are portrayed in this show. Contact and trade with Anglo-Saxons is actually a likely explanation for the Vikings ability to locate monasteries such as Lindisfarne. See more »

Quotes

King Horik: Forgive me Floki. I know I should trust you but I need proof.
Floki: Proof?
King Horik: Yes, prove to me I can trust you. Prove to me you are on my side.
Floki: How can I prove it?
King Horik: Kill someone. Someone who matters.
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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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The Gods Heard Me!
4 March 2013 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

I've been looking forward to a viking film or TV series for many years, and when my wishes were finally granted, I was very worried that this production was going to be total crap. After viewing the first two episodes I do not worry about that anymore. Thank you, Odin:-)

As a person of some historical knowledge of the viking era, I can point out numerous flaws - but they don't ruin the story for me, so I will let them slip. Historical accounts about those days are, after all, not entirely reliable.

Happy to see Travis Fimmel in a role that totally suits him. A physical and intense character, with that spice of humor that is the viking trademark from the sagas. Gabriel Byrne plays a stern leader, that made me think of him in "Prince of Jutland", and Clive Standen seems like he's going to surprise us.

Been pondering the Game of Thrones comparison, since I love that show too, but in my opinion Vikings has its own thing going on. Way fewer lead characters to begin with, and also a more straight forward approach. Plenty of room for more series with this high class!

Can I wish for more than the planned nine episodes, PLEASE!!!


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