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
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Did You Know?
The name of the fictional town of Kattegat is an anachronism. The name itself refers to a strait between Danmark and Sweden. It is derived from Dutch words kat (cat) and gat (hole, gate), a lingo for a strait so narrow that a cat would have problems fitting through.
This term was coined in 15th century some 600 years after the narrative of the show. The area was known as Norwegian sea or Jótlandshaf (Jutland Sea) during the time of Ragnar and his sons. See more
The role of the Seer would have much more likely been held by a woman (a völva) in actual Norse society. See more
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