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Old 28-08-2015, 06:07 PM   #4
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Gudrød the Hunter (Old Norse: Guðrǫðr veiðikonungr, Norwegian: Gudrød Veidekonge), also known as the Magnificent (Old Norse: enn gǫfugláti, Norwegian: den gjeve), is a legendary character portrayed in the Norse sagas as a Norwegian petty king in the early 9th century.. According to the sagas, he was the father of Halfdan the Black, and thus the grandfather of Harald Fairhair, the first king of unified Norway..Halfdan the Mild (Old Norse: Hálfdan hinn mildi) was the son of king Eystein Halfdansson, of the House of Yngling and he succeeded his father as king, according to Heimskringla. He was king of Romerike and Vestfold..He was said to be generous in gold but to starve his men with food.. He was a great warrior who often pillaged and gathered great booty..His wife was Liv, the daughter of king Dag of Vestmar.. Halfdan the Mild died of illness in his bed..He was succeeded by his son, Gudrød the Hunter..

Eystein Halfdansson (Old Norse: Eysteinn Hálfdansson) was the son of Halfdan Hvitbeinn of the House of Yngling according to Heimskringla. He inherited the throne of Romerike.. Ari Thorgilsson in his Islendingabok calls him Eystein Fart, without comment, in his king list, just naming his father and his son.. Snorri does not call him by this nickname, but does give us a colourful story of his life..His wife was Hild, the daughter of the king of Vestfold, Erik Agnarsson.. Erik had no son, so Eystein obtained Vestfold as his wife's inheritance..Eystein died while pillaging in Varna.. King Skjöld of Varna, a great warlock, arrived at the beach and saw the sails of Eystein's ships.. He waved his cloak and blew into it which caused a boom of one ship to swing and hit Eystein so that he fell overboard and drowned..His body was salvaged and buried in a mound.. Eystein was succeeded by his son Halfdan the Mild...

Halfdan Whiteshanks (Old Norse: Hálfdan hvítbeinn) was a mythical petty king in Norway, described in the Ynglinga saga.. The following description is based on the account in Ynglinga saga, written in the 1220s by Snorri Sturluson..The historicity of the kings described in that saga is generally not accepted by modern historians..He was the son of Olof Trätälja of the House of Yngling.. His father was sacrificed to Odin by the Swedish settlers in Värmland because of a famine.. Some Swedes, however, realised that the famine was brought by overpopulation and not by the fact that the king had been neglecting his religious duties..Halfdan was to become a great king, who married Åsa, the daughter of king Eystein, the ruler of Oppland and Hedmark.. They had two sons, Eystein Halfdansson and Gudröd..Halfdan conquered a large part of Hedemark, Toten, Hadeland and a part of Vestfold.. When his brother Ingjald Olofsson died, he inherited Värmland.. Halfdan died of old age in Toten and was transported to Vestfold where he was buried under a mound in Skiringssal..

Viken, Norway..

Olaf Tree Feller (Old Norse: Óláfr trételgja, meaning Olaf Woodwhittler) was the son of the Swedish king Ingjald ill-ruler of the House of Yngling according to Ynglingatal..His mother was Gauthild, a princess of West Götaland, whose maternal grandfather was Olof the Sharp-sighted, the king of Nerike..His mother sent him to his foster-father Bove in West Götaland, where he grew up with his foster-brother Saxe who was surnamed Flette..When Olof heard of his father's death, he assembled the men who were willing to follow him and went to his kinsmen in Nerike, because after his father's atrocities, the Swedes had grown hostile towards the Ynglings..The Swedish settlers thus rebelled against Olof, surrounded his house on the shores of lake Vänern and burnt him inside it.. Thus he was sacrificed to Odin, like his ancestor Domalde..However, Historia Norwegiae says that Olof succeeded his father and ruled as the king of Sweden in peace until his death...Along the lower parts of the river Byälven in Värmland, there are three large barrows, which legend attributes to Olof Trätälja.. Moreover, there are many hillforts near this river and the northern shore of Lake Vänern testifying to a violent period... you say, foolish.. And expensive..He's not human..He studies people in order to appear human, but alf he has discovered is our fear and our hatred..Have we anything resembling a plan?..

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