PG | | Animation, Action, Adventure
A hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed.
The name of the village, Berk, is a British derogatory term derived from the cockney rhyming slang "Berkley Hunt." "Berk" is commonly used as an affectionate put down for a fool by people unaware of its true origins.
This is Berk. It's twelve days north of Hopeless and a few degrees south of Freezing to Death. It's located solidly on the Meridian of Misery. My village. In a word? Sturdy. It's been here for seven generations, but every single building is new. We ...
Astrid's patronym is Hofferson when, according to Norse traditions, it should be Hoffersdóttir. While patronymic names are no longer used exclusively in Nordic countries, and while the suffixes have since changed (-dotter/-datter in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark; though Iceland still uses -dóttir), during the Viking era patronyms were always used in place of family names and -dóttir was the suffix for a daughter.
The ending credits of the movie are shown as if seen in a Dragon Manual.
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