The Seer (played by John Kavanagh) is an obscure character in the series, who is known as the Oracle of Kattegat. His supernatural powers mean he is able to communicate with the gods and act as a messenger. A Viking belief is their fate has already been paved out for them and they turn to The Seer for guidance. The Seer was killed in season five by Ivar the Boneless (Alex Høgh Andersen). But here are some of The Seer’s earlier predictions from across the series.
The pivotal death of Ragnar Lothbrok
Season four of Vikings saw the shocking death of the star of the show Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel).
He was killed by King Aelle (Ivan Blakeley Kaye) who threw him into a pit of snakes, where he died from venomous bites.
By the end of Ragnar’s life, he had lost all faith in the gods and the supernatural traditions of his time.
He believed people see what they want to see in prophecy.
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What did The Seer tell Ragnar Lothbrok?
Before Ragnar left for England the Seer told him he would not die until the blind man saw him.
This seemed like a false prophecy at first when he discovered the driver of the carriage transporting him to his execution was blind, yet he did not die instantly.
But the final thing Ragnar saw when he looked up from the snake pit was a robed man King Ecbert (Linus Roache).
Fans wonder whether King Ecbert was in fact the blind man as he could not see Rangar’s last move against him.
Hvitserk is driven mad by Ivar
Hvitserk (Marco Ilsø) has always been living in the shadow of his brother Ivar.
By the midseason finale of season five Ivar has made threats to kill his brother and even offered him up for a sacrifice.
In the final episode of the series Hvitserk visits The See for guidance about how o deal with his brother.
The Seer replies: “You’ll accomplish what others before you have failed to accomplish, but the cost will be too high.”
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Since then Hvitserk has been driven mad by the thought of Ivar returning to kill him.
Driven mad by these hauntings, his behaviour becomes more irrational.
His actions come to a head at the end of episode six, series six, when he accidentally kills Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) after mistaking her for Ivar in the form of an evil serpent.
He may still be the one to kill Ivar but will ‘the cost’ be the fact he has killed innocent Lagertha in the process?
The cost may even be his own life in order to see Ivar die.
There have been hints in the promo video for episode seven Hvitserk may get his comeuppance.
The video shows him hanging above flames, indicating he will be punished.
But there is a chance his brothers Bjorn Ironside (Alexander Ludwig) and Ubbe (Jordan Patrick Smith) finally understand how important killing Ivar is to Hvitserk and they may side with him.
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Why does The Seer speak in riddles?
Fans have often questioned what The Seer is talking about when he tells of prophecies.
In all honesty many of his prophecies are deliberately ambiguous.
The Seer believes the prophecy must only be fully understood once it is coming to pass.
After all, Vikings should not be able to change their fate
Vikings season 6 airs on History in the US on Wednesdays and Amazon Prime UK on Thursdays
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