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parallels between the vikings opening credits and 3x09:

  • the flashes of lightning of a lone wanderer cut between the sinking drowning person in the credits vs the flashes of jesus and odin whilst ragnar is having his spiritual epiphany - ragnar searching for his direction and faith 
  • the hand of the drowning person vs ragnar reaching out to athelstan (extra points for travis’ name showing up on that particular shot in the credits)
  • the drowning person sinking vs ragnars baptism and being dropped down into the water ((i always thought that the drowning person in the credits symbolized death bc its such a recurring theme on the show but now it also has the double meaning of rebirth and life when ragnar does the same and rediscovers himself))