dinsdag 27 september 2016

Who wants to be King?

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Hail Vikings,

The title says it all we are going to talk about the possibilities of Who could be King and who wants to be king.

The difference between the two is not very simple. We have a group that could be king and we have a few who desire power and want to be king, but what if the burden isn´t taken by anyone or everyone it becomes chaos.Chaos the seer foretold or chaos by the meaning of Ragnarök.What will be the most important thing of ruling something like Kattegat? 
Because Ragnar disappeared, Aslaug has ruled Kattegat that is for sure especially when we see how she talks to Bjorn. Bjorn is her messenger to the other brothers in the cabin nothing more like that. We see in that same expression of Bjorn that he got irritated by her. Why didn't he attack Aslaug while Ragnar was away is he afraid that one of his brothers would avenge her by killing him?

So who could be king? 
  • Aslaug who is already ruling Kattegat while Ragnar was away 
  • Bjorn the oldest son of Ragnar (The first heir because he is the oldest)
  • Lagertha who is already ruling another country and lived in Kattegat and knows how to rule or Astrid her new lover.
  • Rollo who wants the same power as Ragnar?
  • Floki has failed once in his operation in France but could rule in his insanity?
  • Ubbe or Hitsverk 
  • Sigurd who wanted to kill his father when he would return and don't do it.
  • Ivar perhaps.
Who wants to be king?

I think it is the wrong question because everyone get's an opportunity to become king of Kattegat. The problem is that it comes with power and power is a burden you need to bear, or willing to take.  Why want Ragnar to give up his burden?

For that, we need to go way back in time to season 1. He wanted to be Earl because he needed to sail west. He didn't ask to become Earl. In season 2 we see the first difference in the power that Ragnar has and what Ragnar decide. After the betrayal of Rollo, he as earl couldn't kill his brother there was a trail but he decided that a judge needed to decide not Earl like in the first place.
In the second season, he becomes famous of his raiding's to the west and when he plots to talk to King Eckbert without having a meeting with then Earl Ingstad and King Horik, King Horik start to plot against Ragnar. When Siggy decide she wants back her power by sleeping with King Horik, Rollo tries to become more powerful than Ragnar by betrayal him to get together with Jarl Borg, Floki hates some of the decisions Ragnar made and decided it is time to switches over to Horik his team. Ragnar has only one decision to make to stay alive to kill King Horik whether it is a plot together with Floki or from Ragnar himself. He becomes King by decisions of others.  
If he then goes to Paris and gets defeated multiple times it is a kings burden to keep the riches coming at that time and to succeed in raiding parties he has a burden to bear by keeping a lot from his own people. He knew that Floki killed Athelstan. He knew about the settlement in Wessex.
He has brought Kattegat to a big city that couldn´t be ruled and by misjudgment of Ragnar 
consider him he is done with his kingship.

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Aslaug

She rules Kattegat already multiple times when Ragnar was away. She rules with her own rules and won't want to change anything religion wise she loves it the old way. She is one of the main characters who is seeking for power. She even rules with Bjorn but not the way Bjorn likes.

Bjorn

Bjorn could rule Kattegat but with his choice to arrest Floki and not the favorite ruler by Ragnar because he misjudges after a few situations the one with Floki was one too many according to Ragnar. Bjorn won't kill Ragnar for Kingship because in his eyes he still is his hero. At that time it was normal that the kingship went from father to son. So Bjorn is the truth heir.

Lagertha  

After she left Kattegat to divorce Ragnar she became Earl by the time she came home she had made a good fortune for her people when she killed Kalf she is the one and only ruler of Hedeby. She would love to seek revenge for what Aslaug took off her not only Ragnar but also Kattegat and Bjorn. Bjorn´s life lies in Kattegat. She would do anything to see Bjorn or herself rule in Kattegat. In my opinion, she doesn't like the idea to attack Kattegat but if that is what it takes she will attack Kattegat because of Aslaug.

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Astrid

New lover of Lagertha what is her power to get Lagertha  attack Kattegat for her own reason to be queen or is there something else behind Astrid's motif. Because she is a new character so we don't know what she would do.

Floki

Could Floki be king? It depends if we take back the scene that he and Aslaug had together with Harbard he could but I don't think so. Floki could be seeking that power but it will drive him to madness or into Ragnarök. When Floki is the mythic god Loki he is always seeking for power. He could be a good king if he is Loki but also a trickster. He is a natural leader in Loki but he had a say in concurring Paris and failed dramatically that turned him into madness. I don't see Floki as King but everything is possible.

Rollo

Rollo is in Paris but will he stay there and what will happen when he knows that Ragnar is trading his kingship? Is Rollo still seeking power in Kattegat? We do know he will be back together with the sons of Ragnar or if he is able to give it through will he give the favour to Bjorn. I think he will favour Bjorn. I don't know how he will react on Ivar.


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Ivar and the other sons of Ragnar/Aslaug 

Ivar could be the next King of Kattegat but will he kill Ragnar for it at this point I don't think so, because he wants to raid Paris with Ragnar. Will he be king in the future? That is almost certain at least he will be better known as Ragnar. Together with his brother's he will be known all over the world.  

Sigurd wanted Ragnar dead but doesn't have the guts to kill his dad just yet.
Ivar told Ubbe that he is soft so he definitely won't kill Ragnar.


dinsdag 20 september 2016

Vikings: Comic-Con Panel





Hail Vikings,
The Viking panel of Comic-Con 2016 is up to see by History.
What can I say about this panel it has a few spoilers in it but not that much.


A little summary

  • Floki is what you like him to be: Seer, god or Floki he doesn't mind but he loved the word god.
  • Lagertha will clash with Aslaug.
  • We possibly see a new relationship between Lagertha and Ragnar but if they will be together if it was up to Hirst it would but I can only tell when we see the new season.
  • Bjorn is going to explore different countries.
  • Rollo is going on the Viking route.
  • Ragnar has hopes that one of his children will be king but he felt like they left him.
Next week I will talking about Who wants to be King?


dinsdag 13 september 2016

VIKINGS: Mythology behind the Comic-Con trailer

VIKINGS: Mythology behind the Comic-Con trailer: http://www.hngn.com/articles/37652/20140731/vikings-season-3-trailer-spoilers-seer-narrates-creepy-dark-new.htm Hail Vikings, Toda...

Mythology behind the Comic-Con trailer

http://www.hngn.com/articles/37652/20140731/vikings-season-3-trailer-spoilers-seer-narrates-creepy-dark-new.htm

Hail Vikings,

Today I want to talk to you about the mythology behind the Comic-con trailer of the Vikings. But first I would like to tell you what happened towards this blog. If you put the words world will tremble, Viking Mythology or Norse mythology you find an amazing lot of stuff. When I checked this out I was glad about the information I found but also sad. When I went deeper and deeper into the material I am going to explain in this blog I found out that season 5 could be the last season. I hope not but you never know.  

So our world could really be trembling if what I found out is the truth behind the trailer. I know I will take you to my perspective of the trailer and my opinions on what I found out but at least you know how I felt and maybe in a way you will find a way to explain it differently to me. Please feel free to contact me on what you think and feel free to get your own opinion. Right, back to what I wanted you to do and explain the mythology behind the trailer. 

The world will tremble but wasn't it already in season 4 episode 2 "Kill the Queen" by locking up Floki in the cave like the bounding saga from Loki. The screaming of Loki already shook up the world with earthquakes. We hear Floki scream but didn't see the earthquakes. We know that Ragnar couldn't kill Floki at that time so he freed him of his suffering by releasing him from the cave.   

In the first seconds of the trailer we see waving flag's this is a reference to Noatun the home of the god Njord owner of wind, sea, and fire. Here we see also a reference to Loki (Floki). There is also the myth about Baldr who is also a god of wind later in this blog I will tell you that it is most likely Baldr.

If we look further into the trembling we find the story of Thor and Loki in Jotunheim. This story told by Harbard in season 2 and again told to Ubbe, Hitsverk, Sigurd and Ivar by Ragnar in season 3. We take the story in a wider perspective we see a similarity to Ivar because they use the same carriage wagon in the trailer. 

When the seer explains to Bjorn that the return of Ragnar will cause so many things like dead we see a boat lose its men and shipwreck this reference is Náströnd or better known Corpse shore we saw that also in the trailer of season 3 a beach full of corpses. 

Courtesy: History Channel


The interesting part of the trailer would be the one with Aslaug and Lagertha and the sword. When I was looking for the sword I found some interesting stuff in the mythology of Aslaug when reading that mythology I found something interesting we haven't thought about it yet. 

Due to an article, I came across I was eager to find out if Aslaug only betrayed or plot against Ragnar. The only question is did she betray Ragnar with Yidu, but the truth of the matter is that it started back in season 2 episode 10 with King Horik. How you might wonder I will tell you.  

In the mythology of Aslaug, Aslaug wasn't called that way Kára because she was  a slave before she met Ragnar. We also find her back as Sigrún in the mythology of Sigrún and Helgi I only wonder if this part played by Ragnar or Lagertha at that point. It is amazing to see this story about love and destroy. I think we see Gram in the trailer. 

Gram is given to Horik by Brunhilde, Brunhilde refers to the Sigurd story. When Ragnar kills Horik he became the owner of Gram but due to the absence of Ragnar after Paris, it is in possession by Aslaug. If it is in possession by Aslaug she could give it to Ivar by a crowning ceremony or Ivar will get it as it goes from father to son.

If Ragnar won't kill her because of Yidu. We know from the trailer that it could be Lagertha killing Aslaug for what she had done to her so that could make Lagertha Helgi as well. On the other side, we also see a bleeding Lagertha in the trailer. That could also be a child that she carries and have a miscarriage.  

We see Ivar killing a few soldiers with a sword while lying on the ground. The sword could be Gram but more likely it is Tyrfing in the mythology of The lay of Grimnir. Grimnir another name for Odin.

In the separation of Yggdrasil, we see an anger burst during Ragnarök. Will this stand for the revenge of Ragnar's sons, or will this anger burst stand for a lot of war's coming this season? Will they really succeed to fade away the world into their own? This is what scared me Ragnarök because this means that it could end because Ragnarök would mean the end of the world. It is also Baldr and Loki that are in the trailer and they are definitely represented in the Ragnarök story.  

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donderdag 8 september 2016

VIKINGS: The world will tremble

VIKINGS: The world will tremble: Courtesy: History Channel Hail Vikings, I called this one The world will tremble because I like the usage in the trailer itself...

dinsdag 6 september 2016

The world will tremble

Courtesy: History Channel


Hail Vikings,

I called this one The world will tremble because I like the usage in the trailer itself. The world will indeed tremble when we see an army and upcoming wars between the Vikings and Paris, Vikings and Wessex, Hedeby and Kattegat, and assuming Vikings and Northumbria. I assume that Ragnar will attack Wessex if he is going to raid Paris again depends if he is going to Paris first. 

Ivar wants to raid Paris with Ragnar end of season 4A. If Ragnar decided to raid Paris first this is one of the things that could become true for Ivar.
Unfortunately, if they attack Wessex first it will be the downfall of Ragnar without a doubt.We see him in a cage but this could also be a trick like we saw in Paris. Let´s hope it is a trick but I think it will resemble the dead of Ragnar.

When I saw the trailer we see and hear a couple of things, Bjorn is not so pleased when Ragnar came back when talking to the seer. He needs to curse that day the seer told Bjorn. We see Bjorn shouts charge to a very big army. I am not sure if this is already the "Heathen Army" that revenge Ragnar or if it is a resemble of one army twice as big as before. I even don't know if Ragnar will die and if he is going to die which episode.

Lagertha has different things on her mind she wants to revenge her marriage to Ragnar. She wants power and become queen because she thinks she has the right to be queen.Lagertha, therefore, attacks Kattegat it seems. I think she will do that when Ragnar is not around. Or she is doing it with permission of Ragnar. The funny thing is though when you think about it Lagertha loved by everyone why attack the place? In a recent interview, Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) told it could be a different outcome than we expect. Will this be her dead sentence as well?

We see a village burning if we see Floki. It means they are raiding again like the old days. Shall we see old Floki back? The village needs to be an Arabic country because we see clothes from over there. The seer is not dead yet when we hear Bjorn and him talk so will Floki be his successor or is he still the human form of the god Loki? 

Ivar declares the war to the world by this the world will tremble and everyone will know who Ivar is. 





dinsdag 30 augustus 2016

VIKINGS: The wind of change

VIKINGS: The wind of change: Hail Vikings, The trailer arrived a month ago and I was seriously in panic. What to do with my blog it has so many aspects in it wh...