Eric Northman was born in 900AD Sweden to Viking royalty. In his 30th year his life was restored by a boy called Death. He since became Death's companion, walking the earth in darkness learning of sin, love, humanity, faith, and survival. Eric traveled the world and lived countless lifetimes. Many would say that he is calculating, frightening, arrogant, and icy. Some would preach his loyalty, fighting spirit, and good heart.