According to some historical accounts, King Aelle was the man who defeated Ragnar Lothbrok by throwing him into a pit of poisonous snakes. In the TV series, he is the king of Northumbia and is portrayed by actor Ivan Kaye.
King Aelle appears in Season 1 and Season 2 of the History Channel’s Vikings. He is a hot headed man who prefers not to be in the midst of battle.
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