For those who do not remember, early in Ragnar’s marriage with Queen Aslaug he visited the Seer, where he then asked about the future of his sons.
The Seer at the time told Ragnar that one of his sons will marry the daughter of a king, and that one of his sons will also become king.
Ragnar then pushed the Seer, asking about his eldest son Bjorn and in response he discovered that it was Bjorn the Seer was talking about, however as we know the Seer never gives us the whole story, we cannot assume that this time is any different.
For example we mustn’t forget when Jarl Borg visited the Seer, who then told him that his in Jarl Borg’s future he sees an eagle, which Jarl Borg at the time took as a sign for good things to come.
Later we discovered that the eagle was in fact Jarl Borg, as he was executed via the Blood Eagle therefore, we cannot assume that Bjorn both becomes king and marries the daughter of a king.
For those who have researched into real history of Ragnar and his family, would have discovered that four of Rganar’s sons become kings.
Bjorn Ironside, Ivar The Boneless, Sigurd Sake In The Eye and Halfdan Ragnarsson (Not in the series).
All this time since I first heard of this prophecy from the Seer I assumed that is would have been Sigurd, who would end up marrying the daughter of a king.
This is because the real Sigurd in fact marries the younger daughter of King Aelle, after the Ragnar’s sons takeover Aelle’s kingdom in revenge of the fathers death.
But as we discovered at the end of season four, Sigurd will not only not marry Aelle’s daughter but also never become king, after his brother Ivar murdered him in cold blood.
So now the question is, who will marry the daughter of a king? If the series decides to have Aelle’s daughter marry one of Ragnar’s sons still, I personally assume it will be Bjorn.
This is because part of the Seer’s prophecy included that Rollo will be in attendance at this wedding, and as the other sons of Ragnar had little to do with Rollo it makes sense that out of all of them, that it would be Bjorn who would want to invite him.
That’s assuming that Rollo would be invited, all the Seer said is that he will be in there and nothing about an invite.
So lets say that it’s Bjorn who marries Aelle’s daughter, but then which one of Ragnar’s sons becomes king?
We can assume that the Seer meant that Bjorn would accomplish both of the Prophecies he gave Ragnar, but then again we should never assume.
So lets look at who we have left, Ivar who in real life became king, Ubba who on reality never did, Bjorn and Hvitserk.
Now the obvious favourite apart from Bjorn would be Ivar however, the series has shown him not to be someone who wants to conquer and live peacefully. Instead Ivar is shown as someone who wants to raid, with settling down being the last thing on his mind, despite in real life becoming the king of Dublin.
With Sigurd dead, Bjorn heading to the Mediterranean again and Ivar not wanting to remain in England, who becomes king of the lands that they have conquered? In real life as history tells us, it was Halfdan Ragnarsson who claimed these kingdoms and rules over them until death.
Although with Halfdan not being in the series, the lands will obviously go to someone else, so the question is who?
If its not Sigurd, Ivar or Bjorn then it should be either Ubba or Hvitserk. My guess is that it will be Hvitserk who is left in charge of King Ecbert and Aelle’s kingdoms.
This is due to some historians believing that Hvitserk and Halfdan, the brother who is not in the series, was possibly the same person.
So if the Vikings writers are choosing to go by this theory, then they may wish to make Hvitserk king of Northumbria, while his other brothers peruse other ambitions for the time being.
Now this only settles the matter of who will take claim of the English lands and not necessarily Kattegat, or any other country therefore, there is a chance that the Seer’s prophecy comes true for Bjorn and he too becomes king.
Remember the series chooses who becomes king and who dies, and with Sigurd being killed off, we can’t assume all of Ragnar’s sons will live happily ever after.
Why I can’t stand Ivar: