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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 (49 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 (26 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 Storm Is Coming


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Trivia

It is speculated that instead of making the vikings in the series one nationality, the producers chose to make them a collected "Scandinavian" people. Thus, the locations representing Kattegat strongly resembles Norwegian landscapes while the plots are based on Icelandic sagas about Danish heroes, kings and battles, and Ragnar Lothbrok and his sons who supposedly were Swedish. The idea is also supported by the name of the settlement "Kattegat" - in real life, this is not an area, but the sea connecting Denmark, Sweden and Norway. See more »

Goofs

Russia is refereed to in the series, yet name "Russia" did not exist in the period the show takes place. The Norse would have refereed to it as "Garðaríki" (Realm of Farms). In fact, the most widely held theory of the origin of of the word "Russia" is that it came from vikings native to Roslagen, in Sweden, who became rulers in the area. See more »

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Floki: We've been to Hel and back!
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Referenced in Honest Trailers: The Emmys (2016) 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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Fantastic new show really shows Viking world
5 March 2013 | by (Bucharest, Romania) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this first episode. Writing is strong. Acting is good and more importantly I am really fascinated by the characters. The most impressive thing however was the look of the show. Photography, art direction and just whole look is so lush and rich looks like a feature film. Cant wait for episode 2! Both Travis and Gabriel Byne both shine in their roles. I do hope a season 2 is in the works. I have read a lot about vikings and I can see the makes really went to great lengths to bring the true viking ways to the screen. Especially the religion and gods. I am a fan GOT and this show is great that it delves into the ancient world, but this show has a different flavor. More raw and intense, but still with a nice magical feel to it.


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