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Old March 12 2013, 11:53 PM   #7
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Re: Vikings--history channel series (spoilers)

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Rollo harrassing his brother's wife won't end well, and apparently shield maidens aren't a construct of the shows writers. They weren't common, but they did exist. I'm hooked. Can't wait for next week.
Not only aren't they made-up, but Lagertha in particular is a total bad ass from history/legend. Ditto for Ragnar. I can't wait to see where the series goes.
Ragnar Lothbrok and his wife are semi-mythical characters from Viking sagas of that period. Supposedly, they lived a bit later (app. mid-9th century) than the time period the show is based in and they raided both England and France a lot.

This show does look pretty authentic and it's made well. And the Irish scenery is gorgeous.
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