The traditional pilgrimage to Uppsalla to thank the gods brings a torrent of emotions for Ragnar, Lagertha, and Athelstan.




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Ragnar, his family and others travel to Uppsala to pay homage to the gods. It's a trip they make every nine years and he invites Athelstan to accompany them. Ragnar is still having difficulty accepting the loss of their baby and Lagertha worries if she will ever bear him another son. The drug, sex and alcohol-fueled festivities are a revelation to Athelstan who learns that there will also be animal and human sacrifice. He renounces his Christian faith but a priest tells him he is to be a sacrificed. He is spared but Ragnar's group must provide a substitute. King Horik welcomes Ragnar who pledges his fealty and his service. In return, he asks Horik to join forces with him so they can send bigger raiding parties to the west. Horik agrees but has a task for him. Written by garykmcd

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The Human Sacrifice
27 September 2017 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Ragnar travels to Uppsala with his family and friends to thank and offer sacrifices to the gods. Athelstan travels with them and learns that there will be sacrifices of animals and humans in number of nine each. They feast, drink, have sex and eat magic mushrooms and Athelstan learns that he is one that will be sacrificed. Meanwhile Ragnar meets King Horik and he promises fealty to him. What will be the fate of Athelstan?

"Sacrifice" is the eighth and weakest episode of "Vikings" so far. The tribute of Ragnar and his pagan people has a little tension since Athelstan will be one of the human sacrifice. The ambitious Rollo is as usual poisoned against his brother. But indeed nothing happens in this episode but the agreement of Ragnar with King Horik. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Sacrifice"

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