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What is the connection between Ragnar from Vikings and Ragnar from The Last Kingdom?

There's no direct connection Note: This post is spoiler-heavy, and using spoiler tags would make it rather cumbersome. If you don't wish to find spoilers, this probably isn't the answer for you. ...
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Which language is spoken by the Parisians in Vikings?

Michael Hirst, creator and writer of Vikings, told this to Medievalists.net: And here’s a very important thing: if you include Latin as a dead language, we have FOUR dead languages in the show. ...
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What is the board game Rollo and the King are playing?

The Vikings had a board games called Hnefatafl, which was played on a 9 by 9 board. The game is played with 2 uneven sides unlike chess where both players start with identical numbers of pieces. It ...
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Why do the visitors lick the seer's hand in Vikings?

Apparently it has no historical basis. Interview with Katheryn Winnick at PostCity.com “It wasn’t originally in the script and we just wanted to come up with something unique and different. Travis ...
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Why did Lagertha do what she did?

It also felt troublesome to me, so here is more information to make it more consistent in my mind: Was it cowardice? No. She demonstrates multiple acts of bravery, always above-board and honorable ...
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Which language is spoken by the Parisians in Vikings?

I know this is old but I just wanted to add to the above answer where it says the French sounds more like German, I believe (despite the words of the creator since he could have easily mixed this up ...
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New Character in Vikings

Well, this actor is Jonathan Rhys-Meyers who is playing a medieval bishop named Heahmund. From this interview with Hirst "He's a man of Wessex, and he's gonna come in as a worthy opponent to Ivar,"...
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Why was Athelstan the most important person in Ragnar's life?

While this question may go beyond the scope of SE, I'll try to answer to the best of my knowledge. Disclaimer: I have only seen the first 3 seasons so far. Ragnar is atypically interested in the ...
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What is Yidu’s medicine?

I argree with @ankrit-sharma, the linked article from inquisitr.com holds weight as the ingredients were available during the appropriate era. Wild limes probably originated in the Indonesian ...
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Why do the Vikings warriors train with real weapons?

As someone who Trains HEMA, let me tell you weapons completly made out of wood are ligther and have a different ballance. So training with tem might give you a wrong feeling for the weapon, its weight ...
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Why does Ragnar not flash on Yidu during his review-of-life scene?

Ragnar was infatuated with Yidu for only a short time before he became addicted to the drug she was supplying him with. After that, I don't think he had feelings for her beyond her being the source of ...
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Who was the boy Aethelwulf sent away, in the rain, on his own?

From the summary on wikipedia of season 4 episode 14: Ragnar states he and Kwenthrith never had sex and Magnus is expelled. The boy Aethelwulf sent away was Magnus, the son of Kwenthrith because ...
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Why do Ragnar Lothbrok's men carry their own banners?

1) the title ealdorman or earl was only used in England by English governments. It was related to the Scandinavian word jarl, but no Vikings were ever earls, unless they were working in England for ...
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Did Kwenthrith have all of the drinks poisoned in Season 3 episode 4?

Kwenthrith suspected that her brother was after the throne. She poisoned her brother's drink because she wanted the throne and the power. She certainly had motives for it. She also liked Ragnar in ...
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Which language is spoken by the Parisians in Vikings?

As a francophone, I can catch many of the words that the Parisians speak. Of course, the subtitles help, because the accent and grammar and morphology is very different. But, it is believably the ...
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How was the prosperous Kattegat not taken over in Vikings?

King Finehair and Bjorn. That's what you're missing. King Finehair wishes to destroy the Lothbrok dinasty, but he cannot do it unless he takes the throne from Ragnar. Now, when Ragnar died killed by ...
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What is Yidu’s medicine?

Neither of the guessed herbs are potent enough to produce the obvious hallucinogenic-like response/acting (hand gestures and jaw wagging/tongue flapping is as good as taken directly from Johnny Deep's ...
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Is Ragnar's posture in "Vikings" due to a character injury or his actor recovering from one?

Ragnar's political game generally revolves around him playing the role of a rather happy and naive simple man. He only reveals his aptitude and ambitions much later, when he can't get around it ...
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Why was Lagertha made mother of Bjorn?

Altought they didn't give any reasons why this change was made, there's the Lagertha reason. They needed a strong female character. This is one of VIkings's many caracteristic. You're a Viking; you're ...
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Why is Borg a 'Jarl', while everyone else is an 'Earl'?

Jarldom has been described as being similar to that of Dukedom. Earl is equivalent to a Count if you try to compare early feudal societies with societies such as the Norse. In relation to the series,...
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Why is Borg a 'Jarl', while everyone else is an 'Earl'?

Small but simple difference. An earl would control 1 area or tribe, and likely pay homage to a king with several earls. A jarl is a man who may not quite be a king, but may rule several tribes and ...
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How is it possible that the Seer from Vikings is still alive?

The outward marks of aging may have come earlier in the past due to poor understanding nutrition among other factors, so possibly the seers is younger than appearances suggest. Thus it's possible that ...
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Who killed Siggy, the daughter of Bjorn Ironside?

The girl likely drowned in the river trying to wash herself, as Sigurd (who discovers her later in the water) noticed that she was dirty. I don't think anyone killed her, she just died of neglect. Her ...
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Who is telling sons of Ragnar about Ragnar's death?

ScreenerTV knows the answer: But even with these events, there’s a single solitary question that has to be on the mind of every “Vikings” fan: Who is the one-eyed man cloaked in black (Andre ...
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What happens to Athelstan in Season 3?

So much. So, so much. He "goes native" for a while and adopts the pagan religion of the Vikings, having traveled with them to Upsala. He hooks up with Judith and their progeny is the future King ...
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Ragnar's injury after the Paris battle

He suffered from Kidney failure. Failure of a kidney can result in severe discomfort in the abdomen, bloody urine, and waste production build up which can cause illness, hallucinations and nausea. But ...
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Why can't King Horik face Jarl Borg alone?

To be sure, this is a show and probably may things happen as screenwriting goes. And one reason we can conclude from the show is that Horik is cunning - why would he lose just his man against Borg if ...
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How does Ivar's handicap in Vikings work?

I don't think that the show ever states exactly what Ivar's disease is. In season 4, episode 11, when Ivar is trying to sleep with a slave, his deformed legs are shown for a moment, and they look, (to ...
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Why does Ivar say "who cares?" when Sigurd Snake-in-the-eye said "Siggy is dead."?

I imagine that Ivar says "who cares?" because he has very little empathy or reason to care about anybody else. Siggy was a young child who apparently drowned in the river, which would imply that she ...
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Whose head is Ragnar with at the final scene of Vikings season 4 episode 7?

It seems Ragnar was imagining the head of Mímir in his tent, asking him for advice. From Reddit by FluffyCookie I'm fairly sure the head was supposed to be Mímir, one of the Norse gods representing ...
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