Viking Priest Medieval ArchivesRagnar and his clan travel to Uppsala to offer the gods sacrifices in return for their favor. While there he strikes an alliance with King Horic and is offered a new mission. Athelstan Learns that he may not make it home alive and that his faith in God is still strong. Find out all that and more on another episode of The Vikings Podcast.

We’ll review and recap episode 8: “Sacrifice”. Then we’ll look at the history presented in the show and see how it compares to actual history.

Sacrifice

The traditional pilgrimage to Uppsalla to thank the gods brings a torrent of emotions for Ragnar, Lagertha, and Athelstan. Ragnar, pulling farther away from his wife, goes to make peace with the death of his unborn son. Lagertha, still reeling from her miscarriage, wants to find out from the gods if more sons are in her future. As the Vikings come together to sacrifice and give thanks to their gods, Athelstan discovers just how strong his Christian faith still is.


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In this episode’s history lesson we discuss:

  • pilgrimage to Uppsalla
  • Norse Sacrifices
  • Chess
  • And much more!

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