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The Saga of Bjorn is a special episode of Vikings that premiered during the show's fifth season ahead of the midseason premiere. It aired on November 28, 2018.


On the run after being defeated by Ivar the Boneless in Kattegat, Torvi tells her son Hali the story of his legendary father, Viking warrior and explorer Bjorn Ironside, to ensure their family legacy lives on.


This episode is a set of scenes originating from the beginning of Season 1 to the middle of Season 5 telling the brief history of Bjorn and a few other key characters, such as Ragnar, Rollo, and Lagertha.

Torvi begins by speaking to Hali. "The wise say we die twice. The first time when the Valkyries come to take us to Valhalla. But they say we die a second time when the last person speaks our name. But through a story you can live forever. Through this story your father will live forever. Let us start when your father was a child just like you. His father, Ragnar Lothbrok, was a great Viking of his age. And his wife, Lagertha, the greatest shield-maiden who ever held a sword. But they would have lived out their lives as simple farmers had the Allfather not had plans for them..."