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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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 Ragnar Lothbrok / ... (40 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Rollo (39 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Floki (39 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Lagertha (37 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Helga (31 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Princess Aslaug / ... (30 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Bjorn Lothbrok / ... (29 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Athelstan (29 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Siggy Haraldson (24 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 King Ecbert (24 episodes, 2014-2016)
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 Erlendur / ... (22 episodes, 2014-2016)
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 The Seer / ... (21 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Aethelwulf (21 episodes, 2014-2016)
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 Torstein (20 episodes, 2013-2015)
Philip O'Sullivan ...
 Bishop Edmund (18 episodes, 2014-2016)
Georgia Hirst ...
 Torvi (17 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 Storm Is Coming

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The women in the opening credits are supposed to be the 9 daughters of Rán, the personifications of the waves. The title sequence is supposed to show the separation of a viking from the living, with the ornaments of his life (gold and weapons) floating down around him. During the shot of the rolling thunder there is a single frame showing Hel Lokisdottir: the goddess of death. See more »

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In history, Norsemen dressed more extravagantly and possibly notably more sexually provocatively than portrayed in the show. They dressed in bright colors, bathed weekly and used primitive hair-dyes and even came off as vain to some Christians. See more »

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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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If I Had A Heart
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Performed by Fever Ray
Courtesy by Rabid
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A Medieval "Godfather"
17 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Maybe it isn't real 100 percent history. Some liberties were taken, but for the most part is seems to ring true.At times it almost seems like a contemporary crime drama, but the facts are there-the raids on British monastaries that did occur in the late 8th century, a fairly realistic depiction on what Norse life was probably like at this timeline, the spectacular countryside with its majestic forests and rivers, and the depictions of the Vikings themselves. Savage, eager to loot and plunder, but nevertheless bound by a sort of code of honor. Their acts are savage and the chieftan seems more like a medieval Godfather who uses his power for his own personal gain and who is not above killing somebody on the spot if he is displeased with his actions. The storyline is fairly literate and not the usual mindless adventure that too many of these movies present to us, and the characters are convincingly drawn and likely motivated. The music is good and the full size replicas of the ships are very accurate. Even the deliberate pace works to its advantage, we are never rushed and the story develops as it moves along. It is never dull and there is plenty of interest to engage the viewer. However, if you are put off by graphic violence , don't watch it. Those times were fairly brutal. Fine entertainment . Enjoy it.


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