SHIELDS UP!

From Captain America’s shield to King Arthur’s Wynebgwrthucher to Legend of Zelda’s Hylian, iconic shields hold a special place in popular culture. Distinctive shields also abound on The History Channel’s Vikings. More than an added layer of protection from swords, spears, arrows and other implements…

GUIDED INTO BATTLE

When the Rus Army invades Scandanavia in the sixth-season episode “The Best Laid Plans,” it sets off an epic battle that changes the course of Vikings. The figurehead (pictured) at the bow of the Rus lead ship, carrying Oleg, Ivar and Hvitserk, features the golden…

THRONE OF KATTEGAT

The city of Kattegat has seen many triumphs and weathered great storms during the rule of Ragnar, but it may have had no ruler more cunning and fierce than Ragnar’s first bride, Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick). A former shield maiden and farmer’s wife who rose to…