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.
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Did You Know?
The symbol on the shields used by the warriors of Hedeby are two "Fe"-runes - a letter used by Germanic peoples in the dark ages equal to the Latin letter "F" - laid back to back to look like a tree. This is a highly symbolic design as carving several runes into another, a "bindrune", was supposed to summon the magic of the rune. In this case "Fe" symbolizes wealth. See more
Ragnar Lothbrok's sons are referred as "Bjorn Lothbrok", "Ivar Lothbrok", etc. However, Lothbrok is a nickname (meaning "shaggy breeches"), not a family name. The sons should properly be referred to as "Bjorn Ragnarsson" (i.e. son of Ragnar), etc. Family names where not used in Scandinavia at that time and did not become common until 17th century and not the standard until the 19th. See more
What does a man do?
He looks after his family.
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If I Had A Heart
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