The great sea expeditions of the Viking Age - The basis of the great sea expeditions undertaken by the Vikings was ship technology. The Viking ship was a piece of high technology based upon hundreds of years of development and experience.
Ragnar Lodbrok from the Viking TV Show with a raven on his shoulder. According to Viking mythology, Odin would often appear as a raven. Ragnar Lodbrok claimed to be descended from Odin and many Vikings believed this.
The HISTORY original series Vikings transports us to the brutal and mysterious world of Ragnar Lothbrok, a Viking warrior and farmer who yearns to explore--and raid--the distant shores across the ocean.
Lagertha (played by Katheryn Winnick) is a shieldmaiden, Ragnar Lodbrok's first wife and mother to his heir in the History Channel historical drama series Vikings. Historically there is evidence that women warriors fought along side their men.
Björn Ironside was a Viking raiding France in the century. According to the old Sagas he was the son of Ragnar Lodbroks and participated in Ragnars siege of Paris. The Sagas also say that Björn got the name Ironside because he was never injured in battle