Initially, it was a tool to build boats, houses or cars, but given its versatility, its use extended to the field of battle. Accompanied by a shield, the axe viking was especially devastating if the enemy had no cavalry, or of a contingent numerous body of archers. The vision of vikings wielding this type of weapon caused terror.
Ragnar Lodbrok was a legendary viking king who reigned in the NINTH century, in the territories of the current Sweden and Denmark, and was part of many raids, both on the european continent as in the British Isles; it is recalled in the scandinavian tradition for being bloodthirsty, rebellious, and have caused havoc with the handling of his axe in the territories of the current England and France.
Began with incursions by the Baltic against the domains of the semigalianos, curonios and sambianos. About the year 845, he became one of the greatest warlords vikings. It was then when she decided to change objectives and sailed up the river Seine to Paris, ravaging the western part of the Frankish Empire, and receiving an economic rescue to return the city to the grandson of Charlemagne.
Despite being documented as a real person, the existence of Ragnar Lodbrok has not always been absolutely clear. Those who have seen the series “Vikings” you will know part of the adventures of this norse king.