Vikings Season 3 and Season 4. Who Was Lagertha Lothbrok? What Will Be Her Future In The Series?
Lagertha Lothbrok (actress Katheryn Winnick) is my favorite character on the show. She is clever, brave and absolutely loyal to her principles. In fact, she is one of the few characters who has been loyal to the king Ragnar (actor Travis Fimmel) from the beginning. Neither Rollo or Floki or Siggy or Athelstan and even Bjorn, Ragnar’s son, have maintained such a true behavior.
However Lagertha had reasons to be angry with Ragnar. He took a new wife, Princess Aslaug (Brynhildr ’s daughter), forcing her to leave her home and start a new life. Thus, she became Earl Ingstad, helping with her army to Ragnar when he needed it, and after being betrayed by Kalf (actor Ben Robson), she continued helping Ragnar even when she didn’t support her in claiming her county. I think Lagertha is much better than Ragnar, even as a smart strategist, and the last episode, ‘Breaking Point’, demonstrated it. In fact, she solved the battle in front of Paris gates. Then and according to the series, she should have a key role in Vikings Season 4 together with Rollo and maybe Bjorn.
But who was the true Lagertha? Today, ten things you should know:
1.- Lagertha is a legendary figure, a Viking shieldmaiden from what is now Norway, and the onetime wife of the famous, and also legendary, Viking Ragnar Lothbrok.
2.- Her tale, as recorded by the chronicler Saxo in the 12th century, may be a reflection of tales about Norse deities.
3.- Saxo recounts: Ladgerda, a skilled Amazon, who, though a maiden, had the courage of a man, and fought in front among the bravest with her hair loose over her shoulders. All-marvelled at her matchless deeds, for her locks flying down her back betrayed that she was a woman.
4.- Some historians have identified Lagertha with the Valkyries, by her power of flight.
5.- Anyway, her origins were really difficult. Lagertha suffered from Fro, king of Sweden. He invaded Norway and killed the Norwegian king Siward, putting the women of the dead king’s family into a brothel for public humiliation.
6.- But when Ragnar Lodbrok came with an army to avenge his grandfather Siward. Many of the women and of course Lagertha (she was the chief) fought on Ragnar’s side being the key to Ragnar’s victory.
7.- Immediately, Ragnar fell in love with Lagertha, the Brave.
8.- But she put ordeals to get her love. Ragnar had to fight against a terrible bear and a hound. Thus, he won the hand of Lagertha in marriage.
9.- Afterwards, Ragnar (who, according to Saxo, was still annoyed that Lagertha had set beasts against him) divorced her in order to marry the daughter of King Herrauor of Sweden.
10.- Anyway and like in Vikings TV series, she was always loyal to him.
What do you think about Lagertha and her future in Vikings Season 4? Tell us your opinion now!