Have you been watching History Channels Vikings and wondering about the main character of Ragnar Lothbrok? In particular, have you been wondering about his wives? In the television series, Ragnar has two wives, Lagertha and Aslaug.
How many wives would a Viking have?
Some men would have two to three wives, but the Norse sagas say that some princes had limitless numbers. “So raiding was away to build up wealth and power. Men could gain a place in society, and the chance for wives if they took part in raids and proved their masculinity and came back wealthy.
Did Vikings have polygamy?
There are also indications that Vikings practiced polygamy, which in their highly stratified society would have meant that poorer unmarried men might have had limited access to women, and would have targeted female slaves as concubines (or even wives).
Who was the greatest Viking ever?
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Is Magnus actually Ragnars son?
Despite the Queens claims, there is no proof that Magnus is Ragnars son. Aethelwulf remains unintimidated and dismisses the boys parentage as irrelevant, telling Kwenthrith you cant threaten us with him.