King Nebuchadnezzar II of Babylon, His Life, Death and Deeds

King Nebuchadnezzar II of Babylon, His Life, Death and Deeds

Nebuchadnezzar II was the king of Babylon and one of the most important historical figures of Mesopotamia. He is known as the king who rebuilt and ruled ancient Babylon to glory, both through his military conquests and his massive building projects. As a controversial military ruler, he had a rather long, bloody, and wealthy rule.…

Real Floki (Vikings), Raven/Hrafna-Flóki Vilgerðarson

Floki Vikings the Boatbuilder

If History Channel's Vikings is one of the most popular TV shows today, that is in part thanks to network's amazing choices while casting actors for the roles of unique characters included to the show. And when we think of "uniqueness" in Vikings, one of the first names that come to mind (if not the…

Rollo the Viking Duke of Normandy

rollo vikings duke of normandy

Who was Rollo the Viking in real life ? Was Rollo actually Ragnar Lothbrok's brother ? Did he really become a duke of France? Here are the answers to all these questions as accurate as they could be given considering the scarcity of written records regarding those times. First and foremost, it will make things…

Ivar the Boneless, Ragnar Lothbrok’s Son

Ivar the Boneless Vikings, Ragnar Lothbrok's Son

Ivar the Boneless (Inwaer/Ingvar/Hyngwar) was one of the greatest leaders of Vikings and the legendary commander of the Great Heathen Army. He was the third son of Ragnar Lothbrok (and Aslaug) after Eirik and Agnar (Ragnar's sons from Thora Townhart). Ivar had four younger brothers; Bjorn Ironside, Halfdan Ragnarsson (assumed to be Hvitserk), Ubbe and Sigurd…

Bjorn Ironside, Ragnar Lothbrok’s Son

Bjorn Ironside Jarnsida Ragnarsson Ragnar Lothbrok's Son Vikings

Bjorn Ironside, Ragnar Lothbrok's son, was one of the kings of Sweden who lived in the 9th century and who is assumed to be one of the founders and the first ruler of the protohistoric Swedish dynasty named the Munsö Dynasty. Bjorn Ironside’s Parentage and Family On the contrary to how it was depicted in…

Lagertha the Shieldmaiden, Ragnar Lothbrok’s Wife

Lagertha Lothbrok Shieldmaiden Vikings

Lagertha the Shieldmaiden was a Norwegian historical figure and one of Ragnar Lothbrok's wives as depicted in History Channel's TV series, Vikings. She was born in A.C. 795 and although there is no certain information regarding her exact time of death, it is assumed to be around the mid-9th century. The Origin and Meaning of The Name “Lagertha”…