The adventures of a 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
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The first season has nine episodes. 9 is a very special number in Norse Mythology: Odin hung upon Yggdrasil for nine nights to learn the secret of the runes, there are nine worlds in the world tree, Heimdall has nine mothers, Odin owns a ring which creates nine new rings every night, Ran has nine daughters embodying the waves of the sea, there are 9 great lindworms (dragon-like serpents), every ninth year nine males of every species are sacrificed to the gods, Freyr had to wait nine nights until he could marry Gerd, the valknut symbol has nine points, Thor will walk nine steps before dying after killing Jörmungandr, Odin broke free and killed King Geirröd on the ninth night of his captivity and Odin knows 18 (9x2) rune charms. See more
The whole time line is quite mixed up for the series. At the time of Lindisfarne (S01), Ragnar wasn't even born. King Ecbert died about 6 years before Ragnar, in 839. Aethelwulf would have been king at that time. Aethelwulf himself died in 858, 7 years before the invasion of the Great Heathen Army. In the series, the invasion seems to follow Ragnar's death almost immediately, while in reality there was a 20 year gap between both (his sons - with the exception of Bjorn - being young children when he died). Season 4 also shows the winter at Repton as if it were immediately after landing in England, while in reality it was 8 or 9 years after the invasion. Ecbert (who is shown as king of Wessex) and his son Aethelwulf were long dead. Also the successive kings Aethelbald, Aethelberht and Aethelred (sons of Aethelwulf) were dead. King at the time of Repton would have been Alfred, Athelwulf's youngest son, about 24 years old. Not a child as shown in the series. See more
What does a man do?
He looks after his family.
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