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Real Vikings dives deep into the history and archaeology that inspires the popular drama Vikings. From "test-driving" Viking longships to exploring the legendary roots of Ragnar Lothbrok, this companion series gets the scoop on Vikings from some of the world's top Viking experts. Joining them at key Viking sites are actors from the drama series: Clive Standen, pictured above (Rollo), Maude Hirst (Helga), Alyssa Sutherland (Aslaug) and Katheryn Winnick (Lagertha). By combining compelling footage from the dramatic series with the best in documentary filmmaking, viewers will get a never-before-seen view of what Vikings were really like.
Vikings actors Clive Standen and Maude Hirst travel to Scandinavia to explore the pagan beliefs & warrior culture of the Vikings - and dispel myths about their violent society.
Rise of the Pagans explores Viking culture and the differences between the Vikings and their European contemporaries – starting with their pagan beliefs. Beginning in the 6th century, a major event nearly wiped out the population of Scandinavia. Rising from the ashes of this near extinction, with their pagan religion as a compass, a warrior society emerged. From their axes and arrowheads to their boathouses and great halls – world-renowned experts hunt for clues amongst the ancient ruins and grave sites across Scandinavia to paint a clearer picture of the rich Viking society.
Actors Clive Standen and Maude Hirst travel to ancient sites to see how pagan beliefs defined Viking culture.
Vikings stars Katheryn Winnick (Lagertha) and Alyssa Sutherland (Aslaug) join leading experts to reveal the different roles women played in Norse society – from shield maidens and sorceresses, to queens and slaves.
Vikings actor Clive Standen, series creator Michael Hirst and Viking experts uncover the real stories of Ragnar Lothbrok and his famous sons, Bjorn Ironside and Ivar the Boneless, by visiting key Viking sites in Iceland, Sweden, Denmark, Spain, Scotland and England.
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