Originally Posted by BigThor
^ What are the differences?
The "Loki" in "Vikings" is a normal human (this is a realistic series, not a fantasy one; they've done considerable research in trying to create an authentic, albeit fictional, portrayal of life in Viking times). He was given his name from the God of Mischief, of course, because this "Loki" is an outsider/outcast who seems to have some form of autism or Asperger's. He's a shipbuilder who helps the main character, Ragnar Lothbrok, build a "high tech" (for the era, that is) longship to allow the Vikings to extend their raids into unknown, unexplored territories like Britain.
A really interesting and entertaining show. It's especially interesting for those of us who are Thor-philes, while we're waiting on our next news fix.