Odin gave his eye to aquire knowledge, but I would give far more.
Ragnar Lothbrok was a Danish Viking warlord and a renowned hero of Norse history who lived in 9th century. Both the name Ragnar and the surname/nickname Lothbrok had many variations in the accounts of the age. Sometimes his name could be written as Regnar or Regner whereas his surname could be written as Lodbrok or Lodbrog.
The word “Lothbrok” could be interpreted as “hairy breeches” in the Old Norse language and it was believed that this name was derived from his breeches which he wore while fighting against a serpent that breathes poison (or a dragon according to some stories).
Stories and historical accounts in medieval literature regarding Ragnar Lothbrok differ from each other in terms of details, however, the essential part about him being a fearless Viking warrior who raided France and England seems to be almost identical in every story.
In addition to that, Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, a chronological account of the age which is considered a highly reliable source, confirms the story of Ragnar Lothbrok, his deeds, which made a significant impact on the history of 9th century, and his sons carrying on his legacy.
According to the accounts of French historians, Ragnar ruled as a king in Denmark and he and his sons raided France ruthlessly. Another account links Ragnar to Reginheri (Reginherus), the Viking who attacked Paris, hanged 111 Christians and died of a disease shortly thereafter. Also, some stories claimed that Ragnar was the son of Danish King Sigurd Ring (or Hring).
Ragnar Lothbrok became famous as a warlord and made his fortune by raiding the lands and kingdoms in the west. He allegedly attacked people when they were in the church.
He was told to be a witty leader and ruin the well-organized and disciplined forces of France with his furious army sometimes using blitzkrieg (sudden charge) tactics to surprise the enemy. He captured Paris and made King Charles pay 7000 pounds as ransom on one occasion.
As a common point in many stories telling us the legend of the great Viking hero, Ragnar Lothbrok had three wives; Lagertha, the shield maiden, Aslaug, the warrior queen and Thora Town-hart (Borgarhjort), a noblewoman who was the daughter of the earl Herrauðr of Götaland. Ragnar’s wives gave him many sons; the most famous ones being Bjorn Ironside, Ubba (Ubbe/Hubba), Halfdan Ragnarsson and Ivar the Boneless (Inwaer).
Ragnar Lothbrok’s Death – How did Ragnar Lothbrok die?
There are two versions of the story about Ragnar Lothbrok’s death. One identifies him with Reginheri and suggests that he died of a deadly disease similar to diarrhea right after he ravaged Paris. The second version is a more believable one since it is told in the same way in most of the historical accounts, particularly, the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle.
According to this version, on his way back home after he was forced out of Paris, Ragnar’s ship washed ashore on the coast of the Kingdom of Northumbria where he attacked and held to ransom numerous times.
Longing for getting revenge on Ragnar for a long time, King Aella of Northumbria captured and threw Ragnar into a pit of snakes, leaving him to a painful and gruesome death. Legend has it that, right before he died, Ragnar sang a Norse hymn and warned King Aella that his sons would come for vengeance. The Great Heathen Army (the Great Viking Army, a combined army of Vikings from Denmark and Sweden) led by Ragnar Lothbrok’s sons invaded England and killed King Aella in 866.
Ragnar’s legacy continued and his descendants actually kept on making an impact on the structure of the region even long after he was dead. Around two centuries after Ragnar’s passing, some of the Vikings, who descended from his sons, settled in the west coast of France turning this area into “the land of Northmen”, Normandy as we know it in the present day.
Back To Navigation
Hey everyone, this is Ragnar. It is a pleasure to meet all of you. For all who want to know, my real name is Mark. I have joined VR to meet new individuals with similar interests in the vampire culture. If you would like to contact me through this site, I am available during the afternoon and night.I also wanted to say that I used to be known as Samael here on VR. So if we were friends before, then please know that I am the same person.
Okay, here is a little more information. I have 3 wonderful children who are the shining light in my darkness. They are my reason for being. They have all my love and protection.
I was born and raised in Louisville, KY. I was raised to value a certain set of morals. I am very trustworthy. A mans word is his bond. I was taught to respect others and treat them as you wish to be treated. I hold my family and friends in very high regard, and would willingly die for any of them.
If you could not tell already, I am a odinist. I have been drawn too and study Nordic beliefs and customs for a long while. I plan to start a journal which will have alot of nordic myths as well as descriptions of gods and beast.
I like to play my bass guitar and hang out with good friends. As a musical choice I mostly listen to metal but I can get into mostly anything. I have to admit that some rap gives me a major headache. Some of the bands I prefer are as follows: Amon Amarth, Five Finger Death Punch, Slipknot, Morbid Angel, Deicide, Stone Sour, Pantera, Stained, Hinder, and many others. Too many to name here.
For movies and television, I like to watch a wide range of things. I like horror, sci-fi, comedy, action, romance, and thrillers. As far as favorites go, there are just too many to name here. If you would like to know this kind of information, send me a message. I will gladly tell you.
I don't really know what else to say here. I tend to move around a lot, I have my entire life. If there is anything else you wish to know about me, feel free to ask. I will indulge you. I do not lie as I can't stand liars. Life is far to short to go around saying things that is NOT true.So any information you gain from me will be the truth. I also cannot stand trouble makers. They are no good to anyone including themselves.
As I said before I have three wonderful children who are below:
Here we have my youngest two children, Joscelyn and Dylan. I miss them very much and not a day goes by that they are not on my mind.
And this is Zach, my oldest son. He still lives in Kentucky with his mom. I miss him more then words can express. He was a member of the rave as well but alas he and other things to contend with and is no longer here.
Back To Navigation
Okay as far as my rating system is concerned, I usually rate high. I really do not judge a person by their profile. I prefer to get to know the person, not a profile.
That being said, I do appreciate a well put together profile. Especially if you put something about yourself in it. Also I want everyone to know that I do not revenge rate. I may ask why if you rate me low however.
Back To Navigation
My close Friends:
This is my best friend and old Coven Master, Master Aracon. She is the wisest and best friend and teacher I could ever ask for. I love, serve and protect her with all that I am.
This is from Djarahna. from my first day on VR she was there to welcome me and offer help. I love you to pieces hon.
This is a stamp that belonged to my friend Pyronicwolf. He was a great guy and we had alot of fun in the forums while we were in the Coven of Mourning Shadows. I wish him all the best and he will always be a true friend.
Back To Navigation
|Member Since: ||May 15, 2009
|Last Login: ||Mar 23, 2020|
|Times Viewed: ||31,625|
Rate this profile
[ All Comments ]