Athelstan could return for the final half of #Vikings season 6

VIKINGS season 6b will be back on History and Prime Video soon and fans have been discussing their favourite characters. Will Athelstan appear in Vikings season 6?

PUBLISHED: 07:21, Thu, Oct 22, 2020 | UPDATED: 07:23, Thu, Oct 22, 2020

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Vikings season six part two should return before the end of 2020 and the second half of the season will see the story come to an end. At the end of the first half of season six, fans saw Ivar the Boneless (played by Alex Høgh Andersen) stab his brother Bjorn Ironside (Alexander Ludwig) during the Rus battle. Ahead of the final episodes landing, fans have been wondering whether Athelstan (George Blagden) will return in some form for season six.

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Will Athelstan appear in Vikings season 6?

Athelstan, a fan-favourite character in Vikings, was one of the main stars from season one to season three.

He was an Anglo-Saxon monk who had been kidnapped by Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel) and his men during a raid at a monastery.

Athelstan was sent to work for Ragnar and his family and it took him a long time to adapt to the pagan ways, however both Athelstan and Ragnar ended up developing mutual interest in each other.

Ragnar was keen to find out more about Christianity, whereas Athelstan was fascinated by the Vikings gods and religious rituals.

The pair ended up becoming loyal friends and Ragnar was even baptised so he could experience the ways of the Christian faith for himself.

But Ragnar's friend Floki (Gustaf Skarsgård) was cynical of Athelstan and believed his religion was a danger to the Vikings, and he ended up killing Athelstan as he saw him as a threat.

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Vikings season 6b: Athelstan and AlfredVikings season 6b: Alfred saw Athelstan in a vision (Image: Sky)

Vikings season 6b: AthelstanVikings season 6b: Athelstan accepted the Viking ways (Image: Sky)

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Not many of the Vikings were a fan of Athelstan because of his religion, but he did form some friendships with other characters.

He grew close to King Ecgbert (Linus Roache) who asked Athelstan to translate ancient Pagan writings for generations to come.

Throughout the series, Athelstan grew used to the ways of the Vikings and he even started to dress like them, joining them on raids.

But all the while Floki was growing more suspicious of Athelstan and he accused him of conspiring with King Ecbert, before striking him in the head.

Now fans are wondering whether he will make a comeback in season six - which may well be possible, as his son Alfred (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) saw a

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