Season 1: Episode 8 “Sacrifice”
Sacrifice is the eighth episode of the show, Vikings. The episode will premiere on April 21, 2013.
The traditional pilgrimage to Uppsala to thank the gods brings a torrent of emotions for Ragnar, Lagertha, and Athelstan. Ragnar, pulling farther away from his wife, goes to make peace with the death of his unborn son. Lagertha, still reeling from her miscarriage, wants to find out from the gods if more sons are in her future. As the Vikings come together to sacrifice and give thanks to their gods, Athelstan discovers just how strong his Christian faith remains.
Inside Look: Vikings Episode 8
Writer and Executive Producer Michael Hirst takes an in-depth look at the pagan beliefs of the Vikings, and the rituals that take place at the sacred temple at Uppsala.