History Literature / RagnarLodbrokAndHisSons

15th Apr '16 12:42:23 PM LordGro
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* DefiantCaptive: Captured by the Northumbrians, Ragnar refuses to tell Aella who he is, or indeed speak to him at all. Even when Aella has him thrown into a snake pit to make him talk, Ragnar continues to ignore him.



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21st Feb '16 1:06:26 PM Smeagol17
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The '''''Saga of Ragnar Lodbrok''''' (''Ragnars saga loðbrókar'') and '''"Tale of Ragnar’s Sons"''' ("Ragnarssona þáttr") are two [[TheHighMiddleAges 13th century]] [[Literature/TheIcelandicSagas Icelandic narratives]], telling the story of a prestigious clan of enterprising warlord-kings, set in [[InspiredBy a fictionalised 9th century]], in the heyday of the [[HornyVikings viking raids]]. The authorship is [[AnonymousAuthor anonymous]]. Despite what the titles suggest, the two narratives are not {{sequel}}s, rather different treatments of the same story, but with a shift in emphasis, and also a few inconsistencies between them. The "Tale" is much shorter than the ''Saga''.

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The '''''Saga of Ragnar Lodbrok''''' (''Ragnars saga loðbrókar'') and '''"Tale '''''Tale of Ragnar’s Sons"''' Sons''''' ("Ragnarssona þáttr") are two [[TheHighMiddleAges 13th century]] [[Literature/TheIcelandicSagas Icelandic narratives]], telling the story of a prestigious clan of enterprising warlord-kings, set in [[InspiredBy a fictionalised 9th century]], in the heyday of the [[HornyVikings viking raids]]. The authorship is [[AnonymousAuthor anonymous]]. Despite what the titles suggest, the two narratives are not {{sequel}}s, rather different treatments of the same story, but with a shift in emphasis, and also a few inconsistencies between them. The "Tale" is much shorter than the ''Saga''.
3rd Feb '15 11:21:43 AM LordGro
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[[caption-width-right:300:"Why did it have to be [[SnakePit snakes]]?"[[note]]"Because we don't have the technology for {{shark pool}}s yet?"[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:"Why did it have to be [[SnakePit snakes]]?"[[note]]"Because we don't have the technology for {{shark pool}}s yet?"[[/note]]]]
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[[caption-width-right:300: [- "Death of Ragnar Lodbrok" by Hugo Hamilton (1830) -] ]]



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11th Aug '14 9:06:20 PM fusilcontrafusil
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The sagas of Ragnar Lodbrok and his sons are among those medieval works that deal explicitly with viking expeditions (even if they are not strong on the realism), and portrayal of Vikings in fiction often takes inspiration from them. This begins, of course, with all the fictional Viking chiefs called Ragnar. The 1958 Hollywood epic ''Film/TheVikings'' and 2013 TV series ''Series/{{Vikings}}'' are loosely based on the sagas.

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The sagas of Ragnar Lodbrok and his sons are among those medieval works that deal explicitly with viking expeditions (even if they are not strong on the realism), and portrayal of Vikings in fiction often takes inspiration from them. This begins, of course, with all the fictional Viking chiefs called Ragnar. The 1958 Hollywood epic ''Film/TheVikings'' and ''Film/TheVikings'', the 2013 TV series ''Series/{{Vikings}}'' ''Series/{{Vikings}}'', and novels such as the ''[[Literature/TheHammerAndTheCross Hammer and the Cross]]'' trilogy and the ''[[Literature/TheSaxonStories Saxon Stories]]'' series are loosely based on the sagas.sagas.
9th Jul '14 1:18:59 PM LordGro
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* GodivaHair: To fulfill his request of meeting him "neither dressed nor undressed", Kraka goes to Ragnar covered only in a fishnet. Her long hair makes sure that she is nevertheless "bare in no place".



* ImpossibleTask: Ragnar demands that Kraka visit him "neither dressed nor undressed, neither fed nor unfed", and that "she must not be all alone, but nevertheless no man may accompany her". Kraka solves the task by going wrapped in a fishnet, chewing on a leek, accompanied by a dog.

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* ImpossibleTask: Ragnar demands that of Kraka visit that she meet him "neither dressed nor undressed, neither fed nor unfed", and that "she must not be all alone, but nevertheless no man may accompany her". Kraka solves the task by going wrapped in a fishnet, chewing on a leek, accompanied by a dog.
9th Jul '14 12:48:08 PM LordGro
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* ImpossibleTask: Ragnar demands that Kraka visit him "neither dressed nor undressed, neither fed nor unfed", and that "she must not be all alone, but nevertheless no man may accompany her". Kraka solves the task by going wrapped in a fishnet, chewing on a leek, accompanied by a dog.
25th Jun '14 12:26:45 PM LordGro
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* FantasticFruitsAndVegetables: Heimir feeds baby Aslaug with a "wine-leek" (''vinlauk''). This is apparently some kind of super-vegetable which provides a complete and balanced diet to small children.

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* FantasticFruitsAndVegetables: Heimir feeds baby Aslaug with a "wine-leek" (''vinlauk''). This is apparently some kind of highly nutritious super-vegetable which provides a complete and balanced diet to small children.
25th Jun '14 12:19:05 PM LordGro
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-->And then when the sons of Ragnar had all given up their lives, their troops who had assisted them were dispersed far and wide, and all of them who had been with the sons of Ragnar thought that there was no worth in other princes. (''Ragnar's Saga'')

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-->And -->''And then when the sons of Ragnar had all given up their lives, their troops who had assisted them were dispersed far and wide, and all of them who had been with the sons of Ragnar thought that there was no worth in other princes. princes.'' (''Ragnar's Saga'')


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* FantasticFruitsAndVegetables: Heimir feeds baby Aslaug with a "wine-leek" (''vinlauk''). This is apparently some kind of super-vegetable which provides a complete and balanced diet to small children.
-->''It was the nature of this leek that a man could live long even though he had no other food.''
13th Jun '14 9:11:54 AM LordGro
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* ChildProdigy: At the age of three, Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye composes his first impromptu poem and joins his brothers in their attack on King Eystein, and goes with them to raid Southern Europe right after that.
13th Jun '14 9:03:42 AM LordGro
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* GlorySeeker: The main motive of Ragnar and all his sons is to become famous.

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* GlorySeeker: The main motive of Ragnar and all his sons is to become famous.famous: The sons of Aslaug start raiding to "have their renown increased" and to "gain gold and glory". Also, they attack the town of Hvitabaer specifically ''because'' it is strongly defended, and Ragnar attacks England with only two ships because going against greater odds will make victory the more glorious.
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