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  • Vikings transports us to the brutal and mysterious world of Ragnar Lothbrok, a Viking warrior and farmer who yearns to explore - and raid - the distant shores across the ocean.

  • 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.

  • The story of how Ragnar Lothbrok, a Norse farmer with a thirst for exploration, who becomes the king of the northmen. Lothbrok, clouded by ambition and an urge to attain supremacy leads his men and his family to glory in the historic lands of Britain and France.

  • The story of Ragnar Lothbrok who, in the 9th century, rises from simple farmer to King of the Vikings. Along the way he deals with internal crises, family issues and foreign foes, and discovers a few new lands.

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  • Vikings is inspired by the sagas of Viking Ragnar Lothbrok, one of the best-known legendary Norse heroes and notorious as the scourge of England and France. The show portrays Ragnar as a farmer who rises to fame by successful raids into England, and eventually becomes a Scandinavian King, with the support of his family and fellow warriors. In the later seasons, the series follows the fortunes of his sons and their adventures in England, Scandinavia and the Mediterranean.

  • The series broadly follows the exploits of the legendary Viking chieftain Ragnar Lothbrok and his crew, and later those of his sons. The first season of the series begins at the start of the Viking Age, marked by the Lindisfarne raid in 793.

  • The flick is inspired by the legendary tales of the Norse Viking men and their families of Medieval Scandinavia. It tells of the adventures of the one most talked about Vikings of the time, chieftain Ragnar Lothbrok and his gang, family members and his and his families descendants, as regularly shown in the 13th-century tales, Ragnars exploits of Loðbrókar and Ragnarssona þáttr, as well as in Saxo Grammaticus's 12th-century stories Gesta Danorum. Norse tales were legendary but mostly fictional tales based in the Norse tradition, written down about 150 to 600 years after the events they describe. Inspirations are taken from so called historical artifacrs of the period, such as recollections written of the Viking raid on Lindisfarne depicted in the second episode, or Fadlan's account of the Varangians. The series follows from the start of the Viking Age, marked by the Lindisfarne raid in 793. It is as historically accurate as one could expect given the accuracy of Viking accounts from the medieval period it's set in.


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