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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 (48 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 (44 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Helga (39 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 (32 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 (29 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 The Seer / ... (26 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Torvi (25 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Siggy Haraldson (24 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 King Harald Finehair (24 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Halfdan the Black (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 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 is 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 »

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Kattegat seemingly is located in Norway, yet people are show riding between Kattegat and Hedeby, despite the later being located in southern Denmark and there being no land-connection between greater Scandinavia and the danish mainland until a 1000 years later. See more »

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Rollo: I wanted to step out of your shadow. You understand that, don't you?
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Featured in Weekend: Episode #1.7 (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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Looks like a good voyage for History Channel's VIKINGS
6 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Viking era is an exciting one. I'm glad to see this series because too often of late, we are getting our history from film, not books, so perhaps a new generation can come to know this culture. We are getting a glimpse of a very unique, if savage way of life that helped shape Europe.

The series itself has a wealth of legend to draw from and fill several seasons. The series opens in 793 AD, however, Ragnar's fate is beyond that. Like Spartacus, he is a legendary figure and the writers of this series have a lot to play with in what was Europe's Dark Ages.

So far so good for this series. The first episode, Rites of Passage, is a good introduction. I am hoping that since it is the work of the History Channel that we will get some authenticity in this series and not just entertainment. Like I said, so far, so good.


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