|Name:||Askeladd (born Lucius Artorius Castus)|
|Relationships:||Thorfinn (protégé), Bjorn (adjutant), Canute (protégé)|
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Askeladd is a major character in the first arc of Vinland Saga.
Canon material states that he was a symbolic father figure to both Thorfinn and Canute.
Askeladd is one of the most popular characters in Vinland Saga. Some feel that he takes more of the spotlight during the first arc of the series and is thus the "real" main character of the anime.