Vikings Season 3 is thrilling. Every episode is more inspiring than the previous one. But sadly, the season is near its end on April 23, 2015. The finale episode is titled ‘The Dead.’ Of course, the question is: Who is going to die?
As you know, Vikings is a historical drama television series inspired by mythological Norse heroes, especially by Ragnar Lodbrok or Lothbrok. Written and created by Michael Hirst for the television channel History, the series presents a depth study about Vikings life and culture in the 9th century.
Thus, what was the real bio of Ragnar?
Ragnar Lodbrok was a legendary Norse ruler, king, and hero from the Viking Age described in Old Norse poetry and several sagas, but it’s not sure whether Ragnar existed or poets created him.
In this tradition, Ragnar was the plague of France and England and the father of many renowned sons, including Ivar the Boneless, Björn Ironside, Halfdan Ragnarsson, Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye, and Ubba. Curiously, there are more historical evidences about his descendants.
According to legend, Ragnar became king and after many brave raids and conquests, he was eventually seized by his enemy, King Ælla of Northumbria, and killed by being thrown into a pit of snakes. Of course, his sons bloodily avenged him by invading England with the Great Heathen Army.
Then, if Vikings Season 3 follows the legend, they can kill Ragnar in the finale, although the series was renewed for a fourth season on 26 March 2015. But Season 4 can focus on other heroes like his brother Rollo, Lagherta (Ragnar was thrice married: to the shieldmaiden Lagertha, to the noblewoman Þóra Borgarhjǫrtr, and to Aslaug) or his son Bjorn.
No doubt, it would be a great finale to see Ragnar Lodbrok’s death.
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