There is quite a lot of excitement among fans for the Upcoming Vikings Season and while there are so many rumors and speculations in the air, you might find this theory intriguing.
In the last season of the series, the eccentric season veteran and fan favorite Floki finds himself at odds in struggling to maintain communal harmony among his followers who have accompanied him to the mystique abode of Iceland. From the very beginning of the show Floki has been shown to harbor an uncanny devotion towards the Norse Gods; following a profound personal loss of his beloved wife and longtime companion, Helga, Floki experiences a change of heart which leads him to eschew violence and submit himself to the tides of the sea, tides which eventually leave him at the shores of Iceland.
The mystical and enchanting scenery of Iceland captivates Floki to inculcate the belief that he had indeed stumbled upon Asgard, the hallowed hearth of the mighty Norse Gods. Cognizing it as a sign of the gods’ favor upon him Floki embarks on a mission to establish a community which would devote themselves to the worship of the Gods and renounce older ways of violence which the Vikings have been so intimately accustomed to, though not all goes as planned.
Although largely fictionalized the season draws focal inspiration from actual historical events and occurrences so it may not be inadvisable to peek into the annals of history to discern as to what fate has in store for Floki and his followers in the Upcoming Vikings Season.
A team of researchers led by the University of Cambridge have analyzed “glaciochemical” data and a historical text from the region to establish an intriguing correlation between a major seismic calamity and mass conversion of the Icelandic settlers from paganism to Christianity in the eleventh century.
A colossal volcanic eruption emanated from the Edjgà gorge in the south of Iceland and flooded large swathes of territory in molten lava wreaking havoc on the early settlers who had arrived there in search of greener pastures. The researchers date the eruption to have occurred somewhere between spring of 939 A.D and autumn of 940 A.D which lies in close proximity to the dating of a renowned historical text Voluspa (‘the prophecy of the seeress’).
Voluspà is a medieval poem which contains passages describing in harrowing detail the demise of the gods in a fiery cataclysmic event. The researchers’ further postulate that the Voluspà text indeed alluded to the disruptive Edjgà eruption and was instrumental in cementing the belief of the death of the Pagan pantheon naturally facilitating a mass conversion of pagan followers to Christianity.
Could a similar appalling tragedy befall Floki and his ilk in the Upcoming Vikings Season? One has to wait till November of this year to find out. Even if the showrunners affix the Edjgà eruption to the storyline it would be of yet uncertain as to how the events would pan out as the Christian mass conversions did not fully transpire for another century from the date of the eruption.
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