Jorundr Callas is a pirate Viking who wished to help Freydis in Vikings: Valhalla. Stanislav Callas, a 33-year-old Soviet actor, plays the character. Jorundr helped Freydis escape after telling her that the king was preparing to kill her, but he paid the price for it.
Vikings: Valhalla is a follow-up to the History Channel's Vikings. It follows the exploits of several renowned Viking heroes. The story opens with King Aethelred II ordering the slaughter of the Norse people who live in his domain. This resulted in another Viking invasion of England, led this time by King Canute of Denmark. Meanwhile, in a confrontation with the Christians, followers of the old Pagan faith are gradually exterminated.
Although Netflix's Vikings: Valhalla, like its predecessor, Vikings, is based on historical events, people, places, and more, it is not always historically accurate, and in some cases, the show has taken real-life people's names and given them completely new stories, while other characters are a combination of different people. Although Vikings: Valhalla, like its predecessor, Vikings, is based on historical events, people, places, and more, it is not always historically accurate, and in some cases, the show has taken real-life people's names and given them completely new stories, while other characters are a combination of different people.
Jorundr was introduced as a pirate Viking who wished to help Freydis Eirksdottir in the second season of Vikings Valhalla. Jorundr Callas was a genuine person, although his story was substantially different from Harekr's. So let's find out more about him and the man who plays the character.
Previously we covered Vikings: Valhalla family tree.
Jorundr Callas Is a Pirate Viking Who Wished to Help Freydis in Vikings: Valhalla, Played by Actor Stanislav Callas!
Jorundr Callas first appeared in the series, Vikings: Valhalla after Freydis and Harald reconciled with Leif. He first encountered Leif, who turned down his approaches, but Jorundr refused to let up and continued to follow the group. When Leif found that they were being followed, he attempted to kill him, but Freydis was curious about him. He had a distinct mark that Freydis had never seen before, and she suspected he had been sent to them for a reason.
Stanislav Callas (@stanislavcallas), a 33-year-old Soviet actor, plays the character Jorundr. The Golden Horde and Whiskey Cavalier star are well-known for his work as an actor and cinematographer. He's also appeared in Shadowplay, Das Boot, The Liberator, and Totems. Stanislav was born in Novosibirsk, Siberia, and later traveled to Moscow to study at the Russian Academy of Performing Arts. The star has an Instagram account and describes himself as a poet and the creator of Grizzly Media in Prague.
Jorundr was the son of Yngvi of the House of Yngling and a Swedish king. Snorri Sturluson, an Icelandic historian, and poet stated that when Jorund was young, he traversed the seas and loot with his brother, and they were strong fighters. He controlled Sweden from Uppsala, but he kept pillaging throughout the summer, and they were discovered one summer when docked in Oddesund by the Norwegian pirate Gylaug of Hlogaland. Gylaug and his troops outnumbered Jorundr, and he lost the battle, and Gylaug had him hanged. Jorundr in Valhalla resembles his real-life counterpart more than Harekr, as both Jorundrs were strong warriors, although the real one had nothing to do with Jomsborg.
Freydis, who was carrying Harald's kid, chose to travel with Jorundr instead of her brother and partner. She was brought to Jomsborg to meet with King Harekr (Bradley James) and his wife Gudrid (Yngvild Sten Grotmol). Jorundr thought the king wished to build a new Uppsala where refugees may take refuge, but this was not the case. The king was merely utilizing them for work and was unconcerned about their well-being.
He slaughtered all the refugees after learning of Freydis and his kindness to them. Jorundr, disgusted by the king's acts, determined to assist Freydis, as she was the king's next target. He helped her escape after telling her that the king was preparing to kill her, but he paid the price for it.
Harekr reappears and makes a huge deal out of this trial, flaunting the bloodied towel and his knife. He claims that Jorundr murdered Freydis and then threw her bones in the boneyard. Harekr believes that they should be free of this evil, and he passes judgment on this individual. Unfortunately, he is judged guilty, and as such, his necklace is taken away, his hand is severed, and he is exiled.
Jorundr is put on a boat and brought out to the middle of the water, where he warns the other men to be cautious. They could be next after Harekr's betrayal. Nonetheless, he's been released from the Viking longboat, oblivious of what's transpired back home, and left to fend for himself on a small rowing boat.