Did Vikings live in Uppsala?

Did Vikings live in Uppsala?

In the series -as in real history- Uppsala is depicted as an important religious, economic and political centre of Svealand (Land of the Swedes). In Vikings, it’s located in a somewhat mountainous region and supervised by a high “Priest of Uppsala“. To start with, both things have been fictionalized more than a bit.

What is Uppsala known for?

Uppsala is one of Sweden’s oldest cities. It was known as Östra Aros up until the 13th century, when the name Uppsala took over. Today, Uppsala is one of Sweden’s four major cities and is world renowned for its universities, its magnificent cathedral and the legacy of Carl Linnaeus, among other things.

Who was the king of Uppsala in the Vikings?

When Athelstan is revealed to still believe in the Christian God, he is deemed unsuitable as a sacrifice. Leif volunteers to take his place. While at Uppsala, Ragnar meets with King Horik for the first time. As early as the 3rd century AD, Uppsala was an important religious, economic, and political center.

Why did Ragnar and his family go to Uppsala?

It is the location of the Temple at Uppsala, which is supervised by the Priest of Uppsala. Ragnar and his family make the pilgrimage to Uppsala so Ragnar can discover what he has done to anger the gods after Lagertha has a miscarriage. Athelstan is brought along by Ragnar, who secretly plans to sacrifice him.

When was the Viking fair held in Uppsala?

The Thing was held at the end of February or early March, in conjunction with a great fair called Disting and a Norse religious celebration called Dísablót. Today this location is known as Gamla Uppsala.

Who is the king of the Svear in Vikings?

It could be interpreted from the presence of King Horik, who performs the human sacrifices, that he is the king over the Svear as well as the Danish people. The temple in the series is based on the design of the Uppåkra temple and Norwegian stave churches.

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