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035 0 0 1 6 . Athelstan was a young Anglo-Saxon, once a Christian monk taken as a slave by Ragnar Lothbrok and his fellow Vikings from Lindisfarne monastery. Athelstan was brought to live in Viking society and struggles to maintain his beliefs in an environment very different from his home across the sea. Despite Athelstan’s worldliness – extensive linguistic skills, logical mind, knowledge of the Bible, etc – he was hopelessly innocent when dealing with other people, especially the ambitious.
Despite his intelligence, or perhaps because of it, he found himself torn between his old religious beliefs and cultural traditions and those to which he was exposed during his time with the vikings. Athelstan was born to a Northumbrian family that could not afford to have another child. At a very young age, he was placed in a monastery at Lindesfarne. Eventually, Athelstan found happiness, great freedom, and joy in serving the father of his church, Saint Cuthbert. He had learned to forget about himself and has devoted his life to Christianity.
Living in the monastery also saved him from possibly dying of fever like the rest of his family. Athelstan is present at the raid of the monastery and is taken prisoner by the vikings. He pleads with the vikings to spare his life and begins speaking in their native language, to Ragnar’s surprise. When questioned by Ragnar on how he learned the viking language Athelstan tells him that at the monastery the monks are encouraged to travel to “Spread the Word of God”.
After they arrive in Scandinavia Earl Haraldson is surprised of Ragnar’s success but tells Ragnar that he and his crew of vikings may only take one item per crew member while the Earl takes the rest of the loot. Ragnar chooses Athelstan and takes him to his home as a slave where his children make fun of his hair. That night Athelstan tries to sleep as Ragnar and his wife Lagertha have sex. Days later Ragnar prepares for his next raid and Lagertha accompanies him while Athelstan is placed in charge of the children.