At a meeting to discuss the summer raids Ragnar Lothbrok urges Earl Haraldson to send his ships to the west to raid an island called England. Ragnar believes he's found a way across the open sea using a rudimentary navigational device and a sunstone. Haraldson refuses saying he doesn't believe there is anything to the west. Ragnar visits a seer to learn what the future has in store for him and is told that he should take the law into his own hands. He decides to get a new boat of his own.
Did You Know?
At the end of the first battle scene with Ragnar and Rollo standing in the field, Ragnar sees an old man walking among the dead. The old man is the god Odin, who was said to be a shapeshifter, able to alter his form in any way he liked. Odin was said to travel the world mostly as a one-eyed, grey-bearded old man with a staff, wearing a wide-brimmed hat and a traveling coat. See more
The Vikings' "Chieftain" says they will raid "Russia". Russia wasn't called "Russia" back then. Vikings called the Novgorod Republic "Holmsgaard". To the rest of Europe it was known as "Kaganate". See more
Why is he smiling, Father?
[about the beheaded man
He wants to die well, without fear, to atone for his sins.
References The Mask
If I Had a Heart
Written by Karin Dreijer Andersson
Performed by Fever Ray See more