"Sacrifice" is the eighth episode of the first season of Vikings. It is the eighth episode of the series overall. It first aired on April 21, 2013. It was written by creator Michael Hirst and directed by Ken Girotti.


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.


Vikings Episode 8 Recap

Vikings Episode 8 Recap




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Cast notes Edit

  • Alyssa Sutherland is not credited and does not appear in this episode.
  • This episode marks the first appearance of King Horik.
  • Uppsala is located in Svitjod or Svealand (land of the Swedes).

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