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VIKINGS: There is a HUGE Difference Between Being Literally Crucified and Experiencing Stigmata

Athelstan IS NOT experiencing Stigmata.

  • stigmata: marks resembling the wounds of the crucified body of Christ, said to be supernaturally impressed on the bodies of certain persons, especially nuns, tertiaries, and monastics.” (Source)
  • (in Christian tradition) marks corresponding to those left on Jesus’ body by the Crucifixion, said to have been impressed by divine favor on the bodies of St. Francis of Assisi and others.” (Source) 

There was nothing supernatural in the way he received his marks.

He was literally crucified. The marks didn’t just mysteriously show up one day.

VIKINGS: Thoughts on King Horik and His Son’s Survival

(Sorry this is a bit rough. It is late.)

There is something that has always bothered me over King Horik’s dismissal/hatred of Athelstan.

  • In season 2 episode 3 entitled “Treachery” King Horik does take Athelstan’s counsel about the treasure in the Monastery of Winchester.
  • In season 2 episode 4 entitled “Eye for an Eye” King Horik even asked Ragnar if Athelstan could stay behind with him to act as translator.

[Side Notes: Yes, in many ways Athelstan is the only option for this role and or source of information. King Horik seems to go by a smash-and-grab technique while Ragnar has been more diplomatic in nature.]

Now between Ragnar leaving to go back to Kattegat and the hunting party in England getting attacked there seems to be a big story gap.

How did King Horik and his son conveniently end up as the only survivors?

Here is my theory.

I think that King Horik was attacked at the camp by King Ecbert’s men. The camp was overtaken by the English, but somehow King Horik was able to cut a deal with King Ecbert.

Not sure how they spoke or had translate. Maybe with King Ecbert’s interest in the Pagan ways he knew the language. (I don’t know.)

King Horik tells King Ecbert about Athelstan. That Athelstan was once a Christian Priest and that he would be able to answer Ecbert’s questions about Pagans. Horik tells King Ecbert about the hunting parties location in return for his and his son’s freedom.

King Ecbert decides to let King Horik and his son go. Ecbert sends his men to kill the hunting party and retrieve Athelstan.

The Bishop of Wessex hears about the apostate. He wants to punish Athelstan for turning on Christianity so he tries to crucify him. However, King Ecbert comes in just in time to save Athelstan so he can learn what he can from him.

At the celebratory feast for King Horik and his son’s return. King Horik lies to Earl Ragnar about what happened to Athelstan. He lies because he knows how important Athalstan was to Ragnar. Horik is also trying to protect his manhood/honor. Horik would also be placed in a bad position if people knew that he was a coward in the face of death during battle. 

(Not sure if true. Just sharing my thoughts.)

VIKINGS: Lothbrok Family Feels

It was SO ADORABLE how the ENTIRE LOTHBROK family was so happy and relived to hear that Athelstan was alive.

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Now I just hope they all get reunited and go back home together and ALIVE!

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PLEASE?!?!

realisthetruth:

No one loves Athelstan as much as Ragnar. 

mydesires-br:

Guilherme Leão he is from the brazilian subway security from the city of São Paulo and is also a model (1/2)

It’s like watching Zoolander working in the mine.

noyoufuckingcannot:

“Grantaire, you’re incapable of belief, of thought, of will, of life, and of death.” Grantaire replied gravely, “You’ll see.”

Pacific Rim!AU: we’re drift compatible.

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hewastheirfriendd:

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(Source: twinkjared)

That is not my natural physique. Boy, would I love it to be. I did have to get into shape. The play asks very specifically for - it’s gotta be physical. This is how I saw it and so did the director. At the same time, it became a great challenge to want to get into shape. But, it coincides with another little project where I have to be in shape, so why not kill two birds with one stone?” - Sebastian Stan

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