Category: viking

Garm – The blood-stained guardian of Hel’s gate.“Now Garm…

Garm – The blood-stained guardian of Hel’s gate.

“Now Garm howls loud before Gnipahellir,
The chains will break and the wolf run free”

– Völuspá

Comic-Con 2017 Vikings Update

Sorry for the inactivity, I’m still here! Posting will continue (probably more so than before) when we get closer to Comic-Con & the s5 premiere.

[UPDATE JULY 6}

HISTORY confirms the return of Vikings to this year’s Comic-Con with a panel including cast and an exclusive look at season 5 footage, a Viking funeral throughout downtown culminating with a longship set ablaze in San Diego Bay, a booth on the convention floor, an exclusive comic book, and last but not least, drinking horns!

The panel is set for Friday, July 21 from 5:45PM-6:45PM in Room 6BCF, and will feature Katheryn Winnick, Gustaf Skarsgard, Alexander Ludwig, Alex Hogh Andersen, and creator/writer Michael Hirst.

Then, in the Gaslamp on Friday, there will be a one-day event to honor Ragnar Lothbrok and other fallen characters who have recently risen to Valhalla. The Vikings funeral will begin with a procession throughout the Gaslamp Quarter in the early afternoon from noon to 5:45PM. The funeral will conclude with a waterfront ceremony beginning at 7PM featuring a floating 45-foot replica Viking long-ship with pyrotechnic display. Cast will be in attendance. Ceremony will be held behind the Convention Center at Embarcadero Marina Park South (200 Marina Park Way).

You can also score a Vikings drinking horn of your own this year. The horns will be given out at the funeral event on Friday at 7PM, and the horns will entitle the wearer to special drink discounts at locations around the Gaslamp. You can follow @HistoryVikings for a complete list of participating locations.

Finally, you can also check out the booth #4215 – and here’s the details on that:

VIKINGS “WARRIOR’S ALLEGIANCE” CONVENTION CENTER BOOTH – July 19-23 – Booth #4215 A new generation of warriors is rising in the Vikings world and fans have the opportunity to be immersed in it by showing off their swordplay in a video booth. Fans will get into character by selecting their weapon of choice and garbing themselves in Viking gear. A time-slice camera array will capture footage of each fan demonstrating their best battle moves with Ragnar’s sons – Bjorn, Ivar the Boneless, Ubbe and Hvitserk. Video will be available to share on social platforms.

Also available to fans while supplies last is a custom “Vikings” limited edition comic book from a story created by Michael Hirst, exclusively for SDCC.

Hvitserk: Why do you have the Chinese character for ‘soup’ tattooed on your right buttock?

Hvitserk: Why do you have the Chinese character for ‘soup’ tattooed on your right buttock?
Margrethe: It’s not ‘soup’; it’s ‘courage’.
Hvitserk: No it isn’t. But I suppose it does take courage to demonstrate that kind of commitment to soup.
Margrethe: How’d you see it? You said you wouldn’t look.
Hvitserk: Sorry. As I told you, the hero always peeks.

“When I started Lothbrok Industries, I had just two things in my possession: a dream and six million…”

“When I started Lothbrok Industries, I had just two things in my possession: a dream and six million pounds. Today I have a business empire the like of which the world has never seen the like of which. I hope it doesn’t sound arrogant when I say that I am the greatest man in the world!”

Ragnar Lothbrok

“Because when you are imagining, you might as well imagine something worth while.”

“Because when you are imagining, you might as well imagine something worth while.”

Hvitserk

More Season 5 Spoilers!

Transcript from an audition video for a character named Hakon. The video got taken down soon after I shared it to reddit, but I copied everything just in case. The dialogue was between Hakon & Astrid, so I’ve labeled them H & A.

A: Excuse me, what’s your name?

H: Hakon. 

A: You going whaling?

H: Leaving tomorrow. 

A: Who’s your captain?

H: You’re looking at him.

A: How long will you be away for?

H: Don’t know. Three, four days, maybe.

A: 

Do you sail close to…Kattegat?

H: No, not often. 

A: How long would it take you to sail there?

H: If I had interest sailing there…two days, maybe.

A: And how loyal is your crew?

H: They’re all members of my family. Is that a good enough answer?

(Pause)

H: Queen Astrid, why are you asking all these questions?

A: I want you to deliver a message to someone there.

H: A message? What kind of message?

A: Just tell me that you might consider my request.

H: I take it this is dangerous?

A: Yes. I’ve already said too much, but I don’t know who else to turn to.

H: If it’s dangerous, can you make it worth my while?

A: Yes, yes! Look.

(Astrid gives Hakon something)

H: It’s very generous, but…

A: There is more! Much more. Enough for you and your crew never to go whaling again, if you choose.

(Pause)

H: Agreed.

A: Thank the gods.

(It sounds like Astrid starts to walk away)

H: Wait.

A: What?

H: There’s something else I want.

A: What?

H: What man doesn’t want to have sex with a queen? I want to (or “I want you”).

Sagas recount that when a Völva came to visit, the lord and lady…

Sagas recount that when a Völva came to visit, the lord and lady of the house would give up their high seat, as a gesture of respect and deference.

I walk the path of my ancestors, nature is my church.

I walk the path of my ancestors, nature is my church.

“I want it. I will kill Lagertha with it. I will kill Lagertha with father’s knife.”

“I want it. I will kill Lagertha with it. I will kill Lagertha with father’s knife.”

Ivar the Boneless | S4E17 “The Great Army”

The s5 Cast on Katheryn Winnick’s Story

The s5 Cast on Katheryn Winnick’s Story