The Slave


Asketud was born a slave and destined for a hard life. Find out about the Vikings' slaves here.

The walls in the Thing-hall in Ripa Town 825 AD are adorned with a 20 m long mural. It depicts the story of the foundation of the town. One of the many figures in the mural is the slave Asketud. She was destined for a hard life at the absolute bottom of the social order.


The story of Asketud is just one of many in the mural.


The series Vikings by the Wadden Sea has been created with the support of Region Syddanmark. The docudrama is produced by Ribe VikingeCenter in co-operation with Malstrøm.


You can visit the film location, meet the characters from the episodes and learn much more about the Vikings in Ribe VikingeCenter.