forged-by-fantasy: Ragnar Lothbrok is a restless young warrior and family man who longs to find and conquer new lands across the sea and claim the spoils as his own. Now he is an earl and with more power than ever before, his desire to sail west and explore new kingdoms remains unquenchable. Ragnar feels a deep affinity for the Norse god Odin. This powerful deity is the god of warriors slain in battle and is also the god of curiosity.
Kirk Douglas (born Issur Danielovitch, December 9, 1916) is an American stage and film actor, film producer and author. His popular films include Lust for Life (1956), Paths of Glory (1957), Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957), The Vikings (1958), Spartacus (1960). Image by Photographer Kevin Lynch. "When you become a star, you don't change - everyone else does"
Björn Järnsida (Ironside), was a Viking raiding France in the 9th century. According to the old sagas he was the son of Ragnar Lodbroks and participated in Ragnars siege of Paris. The sagas also say that Björn got the name Ironside because he was never injured in battle. (Picture from the TV show Vikings).