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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The sagas and medieval chronicles consistently describes Haraldr inn Hárfagri (Harald Finehair) as the descendant of Ragnar Lothbrok through his son Sigurthr Ormiauga (Sigurd Snake-in-the-eye). See more
Oleg frequently mentions Kattegat as the original home of the Rus. In the show, the fictional city of Kattegat is located in Norway. While the Rus' aristocracy had decent from all over Scandinavia, like most of the Scandinavian aristocracy, the Rus came from Roslagen, in Sweden, the origin of their name. See more
I wanted to step out of your shadow. You understand that, don't you?
In the U.S. all episodes were censored for violence, nudity, profanity, and time restrains for their broadcast on the History Channel. However, the uncensored versions of the episodes can be found on the U.S. Blu-rays. Each episode is presented as an "Original Version" (censored) or "Extended Version" (uncensored). See more