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  1. In the Gesta Danorum (c. 1185) of the Danish historian Saxo Grammaticus, for example, Ragnar was a 9th-century Danish king whose campaigns included a battle with the Holy Roman emperor Charlemagne. According to Saxo’s legendary history, Ragnar was eventually captured by the Anglo-Saxon king Aella of Northumbria and thrown into a snake pit

  2. 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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  4. Ragnar is assisted in this by a ferocious shield-maiden named Ladgerda (Lagertha), whom Ragnar forces to marry him. In this marriage he sires the son Fridleif and two daughters. [20] Ragnar later repudiates his marriage to Ladgerda and marries Thora Borgarhjort , a daughter of the Swedish king Herrauðr, after killing two venomous giant snakes that guard Thora's residence.

  5. Ragnar "Lothbrok" Sigurdsson (Old Norse: Ragnarr Loðbrók, Ragnar means "keeper of the fort" and Lothbrok means "shaggy breeches") is a Viking farmer and warrior who yearns to raid the rumored riches of undiscovered England. His first wife is Lagertha, and they have two children named Gyda and Bjorn.

  6. Ragnar himself stands at the farthest reaches of our past, in the dim grey mists that bridge myth and history. His story was told by the skalds of Iceland, 350 years after his supposed death, and many kings and leaders – from Guthrum to Cnut the Great – claim a lineage to this most elusive of heroes.

  7. Dec 6, 2022 · The word Viking means “pirate raid” in Old Norse, and the age of the Vikings (between 700-1100 AD) is indeed famed for its warriors’ bloodthirsty aggression. Arguably the most famous Viking warrior was the semi-legendary sea king, Ragnar Lothbrok ( Ragnarr Loðbrók in Old Norse), who supposedly led raids along England ’s coast.

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