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Aun "den gamle" Jörundsson (Aunsson), king of Uppsala

Nicknames: "Aun", "Audhun", "Aun the Old", "Auchun", "One", "On", "Ane", "'The Aged'", "Ani", "Ane den gamle", "The Aged", "the Old The Aged Ani", "The /Aged/", "Ani The /Aged/", "Aun den Gamle", ""the Old" (or On or Ane)", "The old"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Sverige
Death: Died in Uppsala, Sweden
Place of Burial: Uppsala, Sweden
Immediate Family:

Son of Jörund Yngvasson, king of Uppsala; NN wife of Jörund Yngvisson and NN NN
Husband of Helvor Helgesdotter (Helgisdottir) and Queen Hervor Helgisdottir
Father of Egil / Ongentheow / Angantyr Tunnadolg Vendikraka Aunsson Tunnadolg; Sigrid Aunsdotter, Queen of Denmark and Egil "Tunnadolg Vendikraka" Anunsson
Brother of Grytha Jørundsdatter, of Sweden

Occupation: King in Uppsala, King in Sweden, Konge, King of Sweden, Roi de Svitjod (Novgorod, Russie; Uppsala, Suède et Vingulmark Norvège), King Sverne, крал, Swedish King of the House of Yngling, konge sverne, Konge i Uppsala, konge i Uppsala, @occu00536@
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About Aun "den gamle" Jörundsson (Aunsson), king of Uppsala

http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ane Ane, On, One eller Aun var enligt Heimskringla en sveakung av Ynglingaätten. Han benämns även Ane den gamle. Han blev bortjagad från Svealand två gånger, först av Halvdan d.ä. av Danmark (son till Frode den hugstore, son till Dan), därefter av Ale, eller Åle, (son till Halvdans bror Fridleif) varpå han sökte sin tillflykt i Västergötland. Han återvann också sin tron två gånger. Han offrade sina söner en efter en till Oden för att förlänga sitt liv med tio år varje gång. Till slut var han 200 år gammal och tvungen att dricka mjölk från ett dihorn. Nu fick svearna nog och hindrade honom från att offra sin siste son Egil. Han ska vara höglagd i Gamla Uppsala.

Hans namn har i bland fått ge namn åt runstavens 304-åriga cykel, med anspelning på hans höga ålder. Förnamnet Ane förekommer också som runstensnamn.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aun Ane, On, One, Auchun or Aun the Old (Audhun, the same name as the A-S name Edwin) was the son of Jorund and one of the Swedish kings of the House of Yngling, the ancestors of Norway's first king, Harald Fairhair.

Aun was a wise king who sacrificed greatly to the gods, but he was not a warlike king and preferred to live in peace. Consequently, he was attacked by the Danish prince Halfdan (the son of Fróði, the son of Dan the Arrogant, the founder of Denmark). Aun lost the battles and fled to the Geats in Västergötland, where he stayed for 25 years until Halfdan died in his bed in Uppsala and was buried in a mound.

King Aun could return to Uppsala, but he was 60 years old. In order to live longer he sacrificed his own son to Odin who promised him that he could live for another 60 years. However, after 25 years, Aun was attacked by Halfdan's cousin Ale the Strong. Aun lost several battles and had to flee a second time to Västergötland. Ale the Strong ruled in Uppsala for 25 years until he was killed by Starkad the old.

After Ale the Strong's death, Aun could return to Uppsala. Once again, Aun sacrificed a son to Odin, but this time Odin said that he would live as long as he sacrificed a son every ten years and that he had to name one of the Swedish provinces after the number of sons he sacrificed.

When Aun had sacrificed a son for the seventh time, he was so old that he could not walk but had to be carried on a chair. When he had sacrificed a son for the eighth time, he could no longer get out of his bed. When he had sacrificed his ninth son, he was so old that he had to feed by suckling a horn like a little child.

After ten years he wanted to sacrifice his tenth and last son and name the province of Uppsala the ten lands. However, the Swedes refused to allow him this sacrifice and so he died. He was buried in a mound at Uppsala and succeeded by his last son Egil. From that day, dying in bed of old age was called Aun's sickness among the Scandinavians.

   Knátti endr
   at Upsölum
   ána-sótt
   Aun of standa,
   ok þrálífr
   þiggja skyldi
   jóðs alað
   öðru sinni.
   Ok sveiðurs
   at sér hverfði
   mækis hlut
   enn mjávara,
   es okhreins
   óttunga hrjóðr
   lögðis odd
   liggjandi drakk;
   máttit hárr
   hjarðar mæki
   austrkonungr
   upp of halda.[1][2]
   In Upsal's town the cruel king
   Slaughtered his sons at Odin's shrine --
   Slaughtered his sons with cruel knife,
   To get from Odin length of life.
   He lived until he had to turn
   His toothless mouth to the deer's horn;
   And he who shed his children's blood
   Sucked through the ox's horn his food.
   At length fell Death has tracked him down,
   Slowly, but sure, in Upsal's town.[3][4]

The Historia Norwegiæ presents a Latin summary of Ynglingatal, older than Snorri's quotation (continuing after Jorund):

Iste genuit Auchun, qui longo vetustatis senio IX annis ante obitum suum densæ usum alimoniæ postponens lac tantum de cornu ut infans suxisse fertur. Auchun vero genuit Eigil cognomento Vendilcraco [...][5] He became the father of Aukun, who, in the feebleness of a protracted old age, during the nine years before his death is said to have abandoned the consumption of solid food and only sucked milk from a horn, like a babe-in-arms. Aukun's son was Egil Vendelkråke, [...][6] The even earlier source Íslendingabók also cites the line of descent in Ynglingatal and it also gives Aun as the successor of Jörundr and the predecessor of Egil Vendelcrow: xv Jörundr. xvi Aun inn gamli. xvii Egill Vendilkráka -------------------- Konge i Uppsala (Sverige) -------------------- Ane, On, One, Auchun or Aun the Old (Audhun), English: Edwin, was the son of Jorund and one of the Swedish kings of the House of Yngling, the ancestors of Norway's first king, Harald Fairhair.

Ruling from his seat in Uppsala, Aun was reputedly a wise king who made sacrifices to the gods. However, as he was not of a warlike disposition and preferred to live in peace. He was attacked and defeated by the Danish prince Halfdan. Aun fled to the Geats in Västergötland, where he stayed for 25 years until Halfdan died in his bed in Uppsala.

Upon Halfdan's death Aun returned to Uppsala. Aun was now 60 years old, and in an attempt to live longer he sacrificed his son to Odin, who had promised that this would mean he would live for another 60 years. After 25 years, Aun was attacked by Halfdan's cousin Ale the Strong. Aun lost several battles and had to flee a second time to Västergötland. Ale the Strong ruled in Uppsala for 25 years until he was killed by Starkad the old.

After Ale the Strong's death, Aun once again returned to Uppsala and once again sacrificed a son to Odin; this time Odin told the king that he would remain living as long as he sacrificed a son every ten years and that he had to name one of the Swedish provinces after the number of sons he sacrificed.

When Aun had sacrificed a son for the seventh time, he was so old that he could not walk but had to be carried on a chair. When he had sacrificed a son for the eighth time, he could no longer get out of his bed. When he had sacrificed his ninth son, he was so old that he had to feed, like a little child, by suckling on a horn.

After ten years he wanted to sacrifice his tenth and last son and name the province of Uppsala The Ten Lands. However, the Swedes refused to allow him to make this sacrifice and so he died. He was buried in a mound at Uppsala and succeeded by his last son Egil. From that day, dying in bed of old age was called Aun's sickness among the Scandinavians.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aun -------------------- http://library.gramps-project.org/users/tpf/I1728.html -------------------- Ani den Gamle, Jorunds Søn, var en klog Mand og ivrig Af-gudsdyrker, men blev af de danske Konger Halfdan og Alf hiin Raske togange anfalden og fordreven. Han var saa kjær af Livet, at han forat opnaae høi Alder, offrede ni Sønner til Othin. Tilsidst blev han saa gammel, at han laae tilsengs og pattede af et Horn som et Barn. Efter ham kaldtes det Anesot at døe af Alderdom uden nogen Sygdom. -------------------- Aun den gamle, Åne den gamle eller Auchun, var ein konge av Ynglingeætta, rekna for å ha vorte uhorveleg gamal. Han er far til Egil Vendilkråke og son av Jorund, den eine av Yngvesønene.

Snorre Sturlason fortel korleis Aun kom i strid med skjoldungane, og særleg sønene av Frode den fredsame, Halvdan og Fridleiv. Aun laut røme for dei og fann skjol i Västergötland, etter å ha vore konge i Uppsala i 25 vetrar. Han sat i Gautland i 25 vetrar til, medan Halvdan rådde for Uppsala.

Sidan vart han driven ut av Uppsala av ein kong Åle den frøkne, son av Fridleiv. Han laut då røme til Gautland ein gong til, og budde der i 25 vetrar (han hadde då rådd 60 år i mellomtida). Åle vart drepen av Starkad den gamle, og Aun kom attende til Uppsala og rådde 25 nye vetrar der.

Aun var rekna som meir av ein blotmann enn ein stridsmann, og etter han kom attende, blota han sønene sine for langt liv, og vann seg ti nye år for kvar son. Med tida vart han så gamal at han ikkje kunne gå, og etter kvart låg han i ein seng og saup drikke som eit spedbarn. Då gjorde sveane opprør, og den yngste av dei ti sønene hans vart spard. Dette var Egil Vendilkråke. Aun døydde av alderdom, og til då hadde slikt vore lite kjend. Skaldane kalla sidan alderdomen for "Ånesott", fortel Snorre.

Tjodolv frå Kvine seier i Ynglingatal:

Endeleg kunde i Uppsalir Åne-sott Aun få kjenna, og seigliva skulde han få andre gongen unge-bragd, og den smale odden av kvasse verjo til stuten vende han åt seg. Han som frendar farga med blod, av lange stutehorn liggjande drakk. Ukse-sverde orka kje gråhærd auster-kongen uppe halda.

Den eldste Noregshistoria [endre]

Historia Norvegiæ fortel at Aun eller Auchun var so alderdomsveik at han låg i ni år utan å ta til seg fast føde. Halvdan Koht er inne på at namnet kan vera ein variant av Audun.

Kommentar [endre]

Forteljinga til Snorre er i røynda prega av oppatt-taking. Aun lyt røme landet to gonger, og er borte like lenge båe gonger (25 år). Dette gjev ein peikepinn om at Snorre har to variantar av same soge, om ein konge som laut gå i utlægd ei tid, for så å koma attende. Namnet Åle finn ein seinare att i forteljinga om Adils, der Åle/Onela i nokre kjelder er bror av Ottar Vendilkråke. Det samla talet på år Aun skal ha levd, er hjå Snorre oppe i over 200, med noggranne tilvisingar: 25 vetrar i Uppsala, 25 i Gautland, 60 vetrar i Uppsala, nye 25 i Gautland, 25 vetrar i Uppsala att, og så hundre år på overtid på grunn av søneblot til Odin - i alt 260 år. Soga om kong Aun har eit mytisk preg berre på grunn av alderen. Andre kjelder minst berre at han vart eldre enn vanleg var på den tida (opp mot hundre år).

Henta frå «http://nn.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aun_den_gamle»

-------------------- Död: omkring 448

Noteringar Sveakonung i G:a Uppsala där han regerade av och till under hela senare delen av 400-talet. Son till Jorund. Blev bortjagad flera gånger och flydde då till Västergötland, men kom ständigt igen. Lär ha offrat nio av sina söner till gudarna för att få ett långt liv. En son per decennium. Till sist ska han ha blivit så gammal att han bara kunde ligga till sängs och dricka mjölk ur ett dryckeshorns smalände. Han dog ca 500 och ligger höglagd i Odinshögen i G:a Uppsala. Den siste sonen, den tionde, Egil Tunnadolg räddades av svearna och gjordes till kung efter faderns död.

-------------------- Aun "The Aged" Jorundsson

Birth: About 509 in , , , Sweden 1 2

Death:

Sex: M

Father: Jorund Yngvasson b. About 487 in , , , Sweden

Mother: Jorund Yngvasson b. About 491 in , , , Sweden

   
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 Aun Jorundsson (Wife) b. About 513 in (, , , Sweden)  

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Marriage: Abt 529 6 Nov 2004 14:29

Children:

Egil "Vendikraka" Aunsson b. About 530 in , , , Sweden


 

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Author: Larson, Kirk

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-------------------- Aun ble gammel , han var en stor blotmann. Men ingen hermann. Han offret stadig sine sønner til Odin, for hvert offer fikk han ti år lenger å leve. Men da han skulle offre sin tiende sønn, nektet folket, og da døde han.

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 Beaten in battle by Halfdan Frodasson of Denmark. He sacrificed 9 sons in order to prolong his life and died of very old age. A wise man who made great sacrifices to the gods. Being no warrior, he lived quietly at home. Twice he fled from Upsala, on account of Danish invasions, remaining in West Gothland 25 years each time, and holding sway at Upsala for an equally long time between his periods of exile. He lived to become 110 years of age. The secret of his longevity was that he sacrificed one of his sons to Odin every 10th year, and was granted in return a decade of prolonged life. When about to sacrifice his 10th son, the people interfered, and he died from old age. The last 10 years of his life he was very feeble, drinking out of a horn like an infant. He was buried in a mound at Upsala. [WBH - Sweden]
   FOSTER, MINOR, BURR, WAITE, NEWLIN LINES
   Son of Jorund. He was a wise man who made great sacrifices to the gods. Being no warrior he lived quietly at home. Twice he fled from Upsala, on account of Danish invasions, remaining in West Gothland 25 years each time, and holding sway at Upsala for an equally long time between his periods of exile. He lived to become 110 years of age. The secret of his longevity was that he sacrificed one of his sons to Oden every 10th year, and was granted in return a decade of prolonged life. When about to sacrifice his 10th son, the people interfered, and he died from old age. The last 10 years of his life he was very feeble, drinking out of a horn like an infant. He was bur. in a mound at Upsala. His son Egil succeeded him. [History of Sweden, p. 37]
  1. Reference Number: G6SZ-TN

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  1. Note:
   King Aun sacrificed one of his sons to Odin every ten years in order to prolong his life. After he had sacrificed nine sons and attained to the age of one hundred and ninety, his subjects forbade him to sacrifice his tenth son, and he died of old age, so weak that he had to suck nourishment from a horn like a baby. While his life was ignobly prolonged, he missed out on the greatest glory a Viking could imagine - that of dying nobly in battle. (legends of Swedish kings) [Royal Families of Medieval Scandinavia, Flanders, and Kiev]
  1. Note: Title: Royal Families of Medieval Scandinavia, Flanders, and Kiev, by Rupert Alen & Anna Dahlquist, 1997, King's River Publ.
  2. Note: Page: 3

-------------------- Ane, On, One, Auchun or Aun the Old (Audhun, the same name as the A-S name Edwin) was the son of Jorund and one of the Swedish kings of the House of Yngling, the ancestors of Norway's first king, Harald Fairhair.

Aun was a wise king who sacrificed greatly to the gods, but he was not a warlike king and preferred to live in peace. Consequently, he was attacked by the Danish prince Halfdan (the son of Fróði, the son of Dan the Arrogant, the founder of Denmark). Aun lost the battles and fled to the Geats in Västergötland, where he stayed for 25 years until Halfdan died in his bed in Uppsala and was buried in a mound.

King Aun could return to Uppsala, but he was 60 years old. In order to live longer he sacrificed his own son to Odin who promised him that he could live for another 60 years. However, after 25 years, Aun was attacked by Halfdan's cousin Ale the Strong. Aun lost several battles and had to flee a second time to Västergötland. Ale the Strong ruled in Uppsala for 25 years until he was killed by Starkad the old.

After Ale the Strong's death, Aun could return to Uppsala. Once again, Aun sacrificed a son to Odin, but this time Odin said that he would live as long as he sacrificed a son every ten years and that he had to name one of the Swedish provinces after the number of sons he sacrificed.

When Aun had sacrificed a son for the seventh time, he was so old that he could not walk but had to be carried on a chair. When he had sacrificed a son for the eighth time, he could no longer get out of his bed. When he had sacrificed his ninth son, he was so old that he had to feed by suckling a horn like a little child.

After ten years he wanted to sacrifice his tenth and last son and name the province of Uppsala the ten lands. However, the Swedes refused to allow him this sacrifice and so he died. He was buried in a mound at Uppsala and succeeded by his last son Egil. From that day, dying in bed of old age was called Aun's sickness among the Scandinavians.

He became the father of Aukun, who, in the feebleness of a protracted old age, during the nine years before his death is said to have abandoned the consumption of solid food and only sucked milk from a horn, like a babe-in-arms. Aukun's son was Egil Vendelkråke

-------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aun -------------------- Aun

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East royal tumulus at Old Upsala, suggested grave of King Edwin the Old (photo: Jacob Truedson Demitz)Ane, On, One, Auchun or Aun the Old (Audhun), English: Edwin, was a mythical Swedish king of the House of Yngling, the ancestors of Norway's first king, Harald Fairhair. He was the son of Jorund, and had ten sons, nine of which he was said to have sacrificed to prolong his own life.

Ruling from his seat in Uppsala, Aun was reputedly a wise king who made sacrifices to the gods. However, as he was not of a warlike disposition and preferred to live in peace. He was attacked and defeated by the Danish prince Halfdan. Aun fled to the Geats in Västergötland, where he stayed for 25 years until Halfdan died in his bed in Uppsala.

Upon Halfdan's death Aun returned to Uppsala. Aun was now 60 years old, and in an attempt to live longer he sacrificed his son to Odin, who had promised that this would mean he would live for another 60 years. After 25 years, Aun was attacked by Halfdan's cousin Ale the Strong. Aun lost several battles and had to flee a second time to Västergötland. Ale the Strong ruled in Uppsala for 25 years until he was killed by Starkad the old.

After Ale the Strong's death, Aun once again returned to Uppsala and once again sacrificed a son to Odin; this time Odin told the king that he would remain living as long as he sacrificed a son every ten years and that he had to name one of the Swedish provinces after the number of sons he sacrificed.

When Aun had sacrificed a son for the seventh time, he was so old that he could not walk but had to be carried on a chair. When he had sacrificed a son for the eighth time, he could no longer get out of his bed. When he had sacrificed his ninth son, he was so old that he had to feed, like a little child, by suckling on a horn.

After ten years he wanted to sacrifice his tenth and last son and name the province of Uppsala The Ten Lands. However, the Swedes refused to allow him to make this sacrifice and so he died. He was buried in a mound at Uppsala and succeeded by his last son Egil. From that day, dying in bed of old age was called Aun's sickness among the Scandinavians.

Knátti endr

at Upsölum

ána-sótt

Aun of standa,

ok þrálífr

þiggja skyldi

jóðs alað

öðru sinni.

Ok sveiðurs

at sér hverfði

mækis hlut

enn mjávara,

es okhreins

óttunga hrjóðr

lögðis odd

liggjandi drakk;

máttit hárr

hjarðar mæki

austrkonungr

upp of halda.[1][2] In Upsal's town the cruel king

Slaughtered his sons at Odin's shrine --

Slaughtered his sons with cruel knife,

To get from Odin length of life.

He lived until he had to turn

His toothless mouth to the deer's horn;

And he who shed his children's blood

Sucked through the ox's horn his food.

At length fell Death has tracked him down,

Slowly, but sure, in Upsal's town.[3][4]

The Historia Norwegiæ presents a Latin summary of Ynglingatal, older than Snorri's quotation (continuing after Jorund):

Iste genuit Auchun, qui longo vetustatis senio IX annis ante obitum suum densæ usum alimoniæ postponens lac tantum de cornu ut infans suxisse fertur. Auchun vero genuit Eigil cognomento Vendilcraco [...][5]

He became the father of Aukun, who, in the feebleness of a protracted old age, during the nine years before his death is said to have abandoned the consumption of solid food and only sucked milk from a horn, like a babe-in-arms. Aukun's son was Egil Vendelkråke, [...][6]
 

The even earlier source Íslendingabók also cites the line of descent in Ynglingatal and it also gives Aun as the successor of Jörundr and the predecessor of Egil Vendelcrow: xv Jörundr. xvi Aun inn gamli. xvii Egill Vendilkráka[7].

[edit] Notes

This article includes a list of references, but its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations.

Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations where appropriate. (October 2009)

1.^ Ynglinga saga at Norrøne Tekster og Kvad

2.^ A second online presentation of Ynglingatal

3.^ Laing's translation at the Internet Sacred Text Archive

4.^ Laing's translation at Northvegr

5.^ Storm, Gustav (editor) (1880). Monumenta historica Norwegiæ: Latinske kildeskrifter til Norges historie i middelalderen, Monumenta Historica Norwegiae (Kristiania: Brøgger), p. 100.

6.^ Ekrem, Inger (editor), Lars Boje Mortensen (editor) and Peter Fisher (translator) (2003). Historia Norwegie. Museum Tusculanum Press. ISBN 8772898135, p. 77.

7.^ Guðni Jónsson's edition of Íslendingabók

[edit] Primary sources

Ynglingatal

Ynglinga saga (part of the Heimskringla)

Historia Norwegiae

[edit] Secondary sources

Nerman, B. Det svenska rikets uppkomst. Stockholm, 1925.

-------------------- Roi de Uppland -------------------- Ane, On, One, Auchun or Aun the Old (Audhun), English: Edwin, was a mythical Swedish king of the House of Yngling, the ancestors of Norway's first king, Harald Fairhair. He was the son of Jorund, and had ten sons, nine of which he was said to have sacrificed to prolong his own life.

Ruling from his seat in Uppsala, Aun was reputedly a wise king who made sacrifices to the gods. However, as he was not of a warlike disposition and preferred to live in peace. He was attacked and defeated by the Danish prince Halfdan. Aun fled to the Geats in Västergötland, where he stayed for 25 years until Halfdan died in his bed in Uppsala.

Upon Halfdan's death Aun returned to Uppsala. Aun was now 60 years old, and in an attempt to live longer he sacrificed his son to Odin, who had promised that this would mean he would live for another 60 years. After 25 years, Aun was attacked by Halfdan's cousin Ale the Strong. Aun lost several battles and had to flee a second time to Västergötland. Ale the Strong ruled in Uppsala for 25 years until he was killed by Starkad the old.

After Ale the Strong's death, Aun once again returned to Uppsala and once again sacrificed a son to Odin; this time Odin told the king that he would remain living as long as he sacrificed a son every ten years and that he had to name one of the Swedish provinces after the number of sons he sacrificed.

When Aun had sacrificed a son for the seventh time, he was so old that he could not walk but had to be carried on a chair. When he had sacrificed a son for the eighth time, he could no longer get out of his bed. When he had sacrificed his ninth son, he was so old that he had to feed, like a little child, by suckling on a horn.

After ten years he wanted to sacrifice his tenth and last son and name the province of Uppsala The Ten Lands. However, the Swedes refused to allow him to make this sacrifice and so he died. He was buried in a mound at Uppsala and succeeded by his last son Egil. From that day, dying in bed of old age was called Aun's sickness among the Scandinavians.

   Knátti endr
   at Upsölum
   ána-sótt
   Aun of standa,
   ok þrálífr
   þiggja skyldi
   jóðs alað
   öðru sinni.
   Ok sveiðurs
   at sér hverfði
   mækis hlut
   enn mjávara,
   es okhreins
   óttunga hrjóðr
   lögðis odd
   liggjandi drakk;
   máttit hárr
   hjarðar mæki
   austrkonungr
   upp of halda.[1][2]

   In Upsal's town the cruel king
   Slaughtered his sons at Odin's shrine --
   Slaughtered his sons with cruel knife,
   To get from Odin length of life.
   He lived until he had to turn
   His toothless mouth to the deer's horn;
   And he who shed his children's blood
   Sucked through the ox's horn his food.
   At length fell Death has tracked him down,
   Slowly, but sure, in Upsal's town.[3][4]

The Historia Norwegiæ presents a Latin summary of Ynglingatal, older than Snorri's quotation (continuing after Jorund):

Iste genuit Auchun, qui longo vetustatis senio IX annis ante obitum suum densæ usum alimoniæ postponens lac tantum de cornu ut infans suxisse fertur. Auchun vero genuit Eigil cognomento Vendilcraco [...][5]

He became the father of Aukun, who, in the feebleness of a protracted old age, during the nine years before his death is said to have abandoned the consumption of solid food and only sucked milk from a horn, like a babe-in-arms. Aukun's son was Egil Vendelkråke, [...][6]

The even earlier source Íslendingabók also cites the line of descent in Ynglingatal and it also gives Aun as the successor of Jörundr and the predecessor of Egil Vendelcrow: xv Jörundr. xvi Aun inn gamli. xvii Egill Vendilkráka[7]. -------------------- http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ane Ane, On, One eller Aun var enligt Heimskringla en sveakung av Ynglingaätten. Han benämns även Ane den gamle. Han blev bortjagad från Svealand två gånger, först av Halvdan d.ä. av Danmark (son till Frode den hugstore, son till Dan), därefter av Ale, eller Åle, (son till Halvdans bror Fridleif) varpå han sökte sin tillflykt i Västergötland. Han återvann också sin tron två gånger. Han offrade sina söner en efter en till Oden för att förlänga sitt liv med tio år varje gång. Till slut var han 200 år gammal och tvungen att dricka mjölk från ett dihorn. Nu fick svearna nog och hindrade honom från att offra sin siste son Egil. Han ska vara höglagd i Gamla Uppsala.

Hans namn har i bland fått ge namn åt runstavens 304-åriga cykel, med anspelning på hans höga ålder. Förnamnet Ane förekommer också som runstensnamn.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aun Ane, On, One, Auchun or Aun the Old (Audhun, the same name as the A-S name Edwin) was the son of Jorund and one of the Swedish kings of the House of Yngling, the ancestors of Norway's first king, Harald Fairhair.

Aun was a wise king who sacrificed greatly to the gods, but he was not a warlike king and preferred to live in peace. Consequently, he was attacked by the Danish prince Halfdan (the son of Fróði, the son of Dan the Arrogant, the founder of Denmark). Aun lost the battles and fled to the Geats in Västergötland, where he stayed for 25 years until Halfdan died in his bed in Uppsala and was buried in a mound.

King Aun could return to Uppsala, but he was 60 years old. In order to live longer he sacrificed his own son to Odin who promised him that he could live for another 60 years. However, after 25 years, Aun was attacked by Halfdan's cousin Ale the Strong. Aun lost several battles and had to flee a second time to Västergötland. Ale the Strong ruled in Uppsala for 25 years until he was killed by Starkad the old.

After Ale the Strong's death, Aun could return to Uppsala. Once again, Aun sacrificed a son to Odin, but this time Odin said that he would live as long as he sacrificed a son every ten years and that he had to name one of the Swedish provinces after the number of sons he sacrificed.

When Aun had sacrificed a son for the seventh time, he was so old that he could not walk but had to be carried on a chair. When he had sacrificed a son for the eighth time, he could no longer get out of his bed. When he had sacrificed his ninth son, he was so old that he had to feed by suckling a horn like a little child.

After ten years he wanted to sacrifice his tenth and last son and name the province of Uppsala the ten lands. However, the Swedes refused to allow him this sacrifice and so he died. He was buried in a mound at Uppsala and succeeded by his last son Egil. From that day, dying in bed of old age was called Aun's sickness among the Scandinavians.

  Knátti endr
  at Upsölum
  ána-sótt
  Aun of standa,
  ok þrálífr
  þiggja skyldi
  jóðs alað
  öðru sinni.
  Ok sveiðurs
  at sér hverfði
  mækis hlut
  enn mjávara,
  es okhreins
  óttunga hrjóðr
  lögðis odd
  liggjandi drakk;
  máttit hárr
  hjarðar mæki
  austrkonungr
  upp of halda.[1][2]
  In Upsal's town the cruel king
  Slaughtered his sons at Odin's shrine --
  Slaughtered his sons with cruel knife,
  To get from Odin length of life.
  He lived until he had to turn
  His toothless mouth to the deer's horn;
  And he who shed his children's blood
  Sucked through the ox's horn his food.
  At length fell Death has tracked him down,
  Slowly, but sure, in Upsal's town.[3][4]

The Historia Norwegiæ presents a Latin summary of Ynglingatal, older than Snorri's quotation (continuing after Jorund):

Iste genuit Auchun, qui longo vetustatis senio IX annis ante obitum suum densæ usum alimoniæ postponens lac tantum de cornu ut infans suxisse fertur. Auchun vero genuit Eigil cognomento Vendilcraco [...][5] He became the father of Aukun, who, in the feebleness of a protracted old age, during the nine years before his death is said to have abandoned the consumption of solid food and only sucked milk from a horn, like a babe-in-arms. Aukun's son was Egil Vendelkråke, [...][6] The even earlier source Íslendingabók also cites the line of descent in Ynglingatal and it also gives Aun as the successor of Jörundr and the predecessor of Egil Vendelcrow: xv Jörundr. xvi Aun inn gamli. xvii Egill Vendilkráka -------------------- Konge i Uppsala (Sverige) -------------------- Ane, On, One, Auchun or Aun the Old (Audhun), English: Edwin, was the son of Jorund and one of the Swedish kings of the House of Yngling, the ancestors of Norway's first king, Harald Fairhair.

Ruling from his seat in Uppsala, Aun was reputedly a wise king who made sacrifices to the gods. However, as he was not of a warlike disposition and preferred to live in peace. He was attacked and defeated by the Danish prince Halfdan. Aun fled to the Geats in Västergötland, where he stayed for 25 years until Halfdan died in his bed in Uppsala.

Upon Halfdan's death Aun returned to Uppsala. Aun was now 60 years old, and in an attempt to live longer he sacrificed his son to Odin, who had promised that this would mean he would live for another 60 years. After 25 years, Aun was attacked by Halfdan's cousin Ale the Strong. Aun lost several battles and had to flee a second time to Västergötland. Ale the Strong ruled in Uppsala for 25 years until he was killed by Starkad the old.

After Ale the Strong's death, Aun once again returned to Uppsala and once again sacrificed a son to Odin; this time Odin told the king that he would remain living as long as he sacrificed a son every ten years and that he had to name one of the Swedish provinces after the number of sons he sacrificed.

When Aun had sacrificed a son for the seventh time, he was so old that he could not walk but had to be carried on a chair. When he had sacrificed a son for the eighth time, he could no longer get out of his bed. When he had sacrificed his ninth son, he was so old that he had to feed, like a little child, by suckling on a horn.

After ten years he wanted to sacrifice his tenth and last son and name the province of Uppsala The Ten Lands. However, the Swedes refused to allow him to make this sacrifice and so he died. He was buried in a mound at Uppsala and succeeded by his last son Egil. From that day, dying in bed of old age was called Aun's sickness among the Scandinavians.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aun -------------------- http://library.gramps-project.org/users/tpf/I1728.html -------------------- Ani den Gamle, Jorunds Søn, var en klog Mand og ivrig Af-gudsdyrker, men blev af de danske Konger Halfdan og Alf hiin Raske togange anfalden og fordreven. Han var saa kjær af Livet, at han forat opnaae høi Alder, offrede ni Sønner til Othin. Tilsidst blev han saa gammel, at han laae tilsengs og pattede af et Horn som et Barn. Efter ham kaldtes det Anesot at døe af Alderdom uden nogen Sygdom. -------------------- Aun den gamle, Åne den gamle eller Auchun, var ein konge av Ynglingeætta, rekna for å ha vorte uhorveleg gamal. Han er far til Egil Vendilkråke og son av Jorund, den eine av Yngvesønene.

Snorre Sturlason fortel korleis Aun kom i strid med skjoldungane, og særleg sønene av Frode den fredsame, Halvdan og Fridleiv. Aun laut røme for dei og fann skjol i Västergötland, etter å ha vore konge i Uppsala i 25 vetrar. Han sat i Gautland i 25 vetrar til, medan Halvdan rådde for Uppsala.

Sidan vart han driven ut av Uppsala av ein kong Åle den frøkne, son av Fridleiv. Han laut då røme til Gautland ein gong til, og budde der i 25 vetrar (han hadde då rådd 60 år i mellomtida). Åle vart drepen av Starkad den gamle, og Aun kom attende til Uppsala og rådde 25 nye vetrar der.

Aun var rekna som meir av ein blotmann enn ein stridsmann, og etter han kom attende, blota han sønene sine for langt liv, og vann seg ti nye år for kvar son. Med tida vart han så gamal at han ikkje kunne gå, og etter kvart låg han i ein seng og saup drikke som eit spedbarn. Då gjorde sveane opprør, og den yngste av dei ti sønene hans vart spard. Dette var Egil Vendilkråke. Aun døydde av alderdom, og til då hadde slikt vore lite kjend. Skaldane kalla sidan alderdomen for "Ånesott", fortel Snorre.

Tjodolv frå Kvine seier i Ynglingatal:

Endeleg kunde i Uppsalir Åne-sott Aun få kjenna, og seigliva skulde han få andre gongen unge-bragd, og den smale odden av kvasse verjo til stuten vende han åt seg. Han som frendar farga med blod, av lange stutehorn liggjande drakk. Ukse-sverde orka kje gråhærd auster-kongen uppe halda.

Den eldste Noregshistoria [endre]

Historia Norvegiæ fortel at Aun eller Auchun var so alderdomsveik at han låg i ni år utan å ta til seg fast føde. Halvdan Koht er inne på at namnet kan vera ein variant av Audun.

Kommentar [endre]

Forteljinga til Snorre er i røynda prega av oppatt-taking. Aun lyt røme landet to gonger, og er borte like lenge båe gonger (25 år). Dette gjev ein peikepinn om at Snorre har to variantar av same soge, om ein konge som laut gå i utlægd ei tid, for så å koma attende. Namnet Åle finn ein seinare att i forteljinga om Adils, der Åle/Onela i nokre kjelder er bror av Ottar Vendilkråke. Det samla talet på år Aun skal ha levd, er hjå Snorre oppe i over 200, med noggranne tilvisingar: 25 vetrar i Uppsala, 25 i Gautland, 60 vetrar i Uppsala, nye 25 i Gautland, 25 vetrar i Uppsala att, og så hundre år på overtid på grunn av søneblot til Odin - i alt 260 år. Soga om kong Aun har eit mytisk preg berre på grunn av alderen. Andre kjelder minst berre at han vart eldre enn vanleg var på den tida (opp mot hundre år).

Henta frå «http://nn.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aun_den_gamle»

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Noteringar Sveakonung i G:a Uppsala där han regerade av och till under hela senare delen av 400-talet. Son till Jorund. Blev bortjagad flera gånger och flydde då till Västergötland, men kom ständigt igen. Lär ha offrat nio av sina söner till gudarna för att få ett långt liv. En son per decennium. Till sist ska han ha blivit så gammal att han bara kunde ligga till sängs och dricka mjölk ur ett dryckeshorns smalände. Han dog ca 500 och ligger höglagd i Odinshögen i G:a Uppsala. Den siste sonen, den tionde, Egil Tunnadolg räddades av svearna och gjordes till kung efter faderns död.

-------------------- Aun "The Aged" Jorundsson

Birth: About 509 in , , , Sweden 1 2

Death:

Sex: M

Father: Jorund Yngvasson b. About 487 in , , , Sweden

Mother: Jorund Yngvasson b. About 491 in , , , Sweden

  
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Aun Jorundsson (Wife) b. About 513 in (, , , Sweden)  

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Marriage: Abt 529 6 Nov 2004 14:29

Children:

Egil "Vendikraka" Aunsson b. About 530 in , , , Sweden


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-------------------- Aun ble gammel , han var en stor blotmann. Men ingen hermann. Han offret stadig sine sønner til Odin, for hvert offer fikk han ti år lenger å leve. Men da han skulle offre sin tiende sønn, nektet folket, og da døde han.

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Beaten in battle by Halfdan Frodasson of Denmark. He sacrificed 9 sons in order to prolong his life and died of very old age. A wise man who made great sacrifices to the gods. Being no warrior, he lived quietly at home. Twice he fled from Upsala, on account of Danish invasions, remaining in West Gothland 25 years each time, and holding sway at Upsala for an equally long time between his periods of exile. He lived to become 110 years of age. The secret of his longevity was that he sacrificed one of his sons to Odin every 10th year, and was granted in return a decade of prolonged life. When about to sacrifice his 10th son, the people interfered, and he died from old age. The last 10 years of his life he was very feeble, drinking out of a horn like an infant. He was buried in a mound at Upsala. [WBH - Sweden]
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  Son of Jorund. He was a wise man who made great sacrifices to the gods. Being no warrior he lived quietly at home. Twice he fled from Upsala, on account of Danish invasions, remaining in West Gothland 25 years each time, and holding sway at Upsala for an equally long time between his periods of exile. He lived to become 110 years of age. The secret of his longevity was that he sacrificed one of his sons to Oden every 10th year, and was granted in return a decade of prolonged life. When about to sacrifice his 10th son, the people interfered, and he died from old age. The last 10 years of his life he was very feeble, drinking out of a horn like an infant. He was bur. in a mound at Upsala. His son Egil succeeded him. [History of Sweden, p. 37]
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  King Aun sacrificed one of his sons to Odin every ten years in order to prolong his life. After he had sacrificed nine sons and attained to the age of one hundred and ninety, his subjects forbade him to sacrifice his tenth son, and he died of old age, so weak that he had to suck nourishment from a horn like a baby. While his life was ignobly prolonged, he missed out on the greatest glory a Viking could imagine - that of dying nobly in battle. (legends of Swedish kings) [Royal Families of Medieval Scandinavia, Flanders, and Kiev]
   Note: Title: Royal Families of Medieval Scandinavia, Flanders, and Kiev, by Rupert Alen & Anna Dahlquist, 1997, King's River Publ.
   Note: Page: 3

-------------------- Ane, On, One, Auchun or Aun the Old (Audhun, the same name as the A-S name Edwin) was the son of Jorund and one of the Swedish kings of the House of Yngling, the ancestors of Norway's first king, Harald Fairhair.

Aun was a wise king who sacrificed greatly to the gods, but he was not a warlike king and preferred to live in peace. Consequently, he was attacked by the Danish prince Halfdan (the son of Fróði, the son of Dan the Arrogant, the founder of Denmark). Aun lost the battles and fled to the Geats in Västergötland, where he stayed for 25 years until Halfdan died in his bed in Uppsala and was buried in a mound.

King Aun could return to Uppsala, but he was 60 years old. In order to live longer he sacrificed his own son to Odin who promised him that he could live for another 60 years. However, after 25 years, Aun was attacked by Halfdan's cousin Ale the Strong. Aun lost several battles and had to flee a second time to Västergötland. Ale the Strong ruled in Uppsala for 25 years until he was killed by Starkad the old.

After Ale the Strong's death, Aun could return to Uppsala. Once again, Aun sacrificed a son to Odin, but this time Odin said that he would live as long as he sacrificed a son every ten years and that he had to name one of the Swedish provinces after the number of sons he sacrificed.

When Aun had sacrificed a son for the seventh time, he was so old that he could not walk but had to be carried on a chair. When he had sacrificed a son for the eighth time, he could no longer get out of his bed. When he had sacrificed his ninth son, he was so old that he had to feed by suckling a horn like a little child.

After ten years he wanted to sacrifice his tenth and last son and name the province of Uppsala the ten lands. However, the Swedes refused to allow him this sacrifice and so he died. He was buried in a mound at Uppsala and succeeded by his last son Egil. From that day, dying in bed of old age was called Aun's sickness among the Scandinavians.

He became the father of Aukun, who, in the feebleness of a protracted old age, during the nine years before his death is said to have abandoned the consumption of solid food and only sucked milk from a horn, like a babe-in-arms. Aukun's son was Egil Vendelkråke

-------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aun --------------------

14. AUN (ON OR ANE) THE OLD - King of Sweden until 380 A.D. Aun was not a warrior, but stayed "quietly at home." Several times he fled from attackers, always returning. In return for a long life, Aun sacrificed nine of his sons. At last the people of Sweden refused to let him sacrifice the tenth son. Aun died without pain at a very old age. His son was :

15. EGIL - King in Svitjod until 456. -------------------- Swedish King Aun (also known as Edmund the Old) sacrificed one of his sons to Odin every ten years in order to prolong his life. After he had sacrificed nine sons and attained to the age of 190, his subjects would not have him sacrifice any more and he died of old age. (Wikipdia says he had 9 sons.)

Sønn av Jorund. Han ble også kalt Aun eller Åne og var svensk konge eller Edmund den gamle. -------------------- BIOGRAFI:

Ani den Gamle, Jorunds Søn, var en klog Mand og ivrig Af-gudsdyrker, men blev af de danske Konger Halfdan og Alf hiin Raske togange anfalden og fordreven. Han var saa kjær af Livet, at han forat opnaae høi Alder, offrede ni Sønner til Othin. Tilsidst blev han saa gammel, at han laae tilsengs og pattede af et Horn som et Barn. Efter ham kaldtes det Anesot at døe af Alderdom uden nogen Sygdom. -------------------- Aun den gamle, Åne den gamle eller Auchun, var ein konge av Ynglingeætta, rekna for å ha vorte uhorveleg gamal. Han er far til Egil Vendilkråke og son av Jorund, den eine av Yngvesønene.

Snorre Sturlason fortel korleis Aun kom i strid med skjoldungane, og særleg sønene av Frode den fredsame, Halvdan og Fridleiv. Aun laut røme for dei og fann skjol i Västergötland, etter å ha vore konge i Uppsala i 25 vetrar. Han sat i Gautland i 25 vetrar til, medan Halvdan rådde for Uppsala.

Sidan vart han driven ut av Uppsala av ein kong Åle den frøkne, son av Fridleiv. Han laut då røme til Gautland ein gong til, og budde der i 25 vetrar (han hadde då rådd 60 år i mellomtida). Åle vart drepen av Starkad den gamle, og Aun kom attende til Uppsala og rådde 25 nye vetrar der.

Aun var rekna som meir av ein blotmann enn ein stridsmann, og etter han kom attende, blota han sønene sine for langt liv, og vann seg ti nye år for kvar son. Med tida vart han så gamal at han ikkje kunne gå, og etter kvart låg han i ein seng og saup drikke som eit spedbarn. Då gjorde sveane opprør, og den yngste av dei ti sønene hans vart spard. Dette var Egil Vendilkråke. Aun døydde av alderdom, og til då hadde slikt vore lite kjend. Skaldane kalla sidan alderdomen for "Ånesott", fortel Snorre.

Tjodolv frå Kvine seier i Ynglingatal:

Endeleg kunde i Uppsalir Åne-sott Aun få kjenna, og seigliva skulde han få andre gongen unge-bragd, og den smale odden av kvasse verjo til stuten vende han åt seg. Han som frendar farga med blod, av lange stutehorn liggjande drakk. Ukse-sverde orka kje gråhærd auster-kongen uppe halda.

Noteringar Sveakonung i G:a Uppsala där han regerade av och till under hela senare delen av 400-talet. Son till Jorund. Blev bortjagad flera gånger och flydde då till Västergötland, men kom ständigt igen. Lär ha offrat nio av sina söner till gudarna för att få ett långt liv. En son per decennium. Till sist ska han ha blivit så gammal att han bara kunde ligga till sängs och dricka mjölk ur ett dryckeshorns smalände. Han dog ca 500 och ligger höglagd i Odinshögen i G:a Uppsala. Den siste sonen, den tionde, Egil Tunnadolg räddades av svearna och gjordes till kung efter faderns död.

Birth: About 509 in , , , Sweden 1 2

Death:

Sex: M

Father: Jorund Yngvasson b. About 487 in , , , Sweden

Mother: Jorund Yngvasson b. About 491 in , , , Sweden

Spouses & Children

Aun Jorundsson (Wife) b. About 513 in (, , , Sweden)

1 2

Marriage: Abt 529 6 Nov 2004 14:29

Children:

Egil "Vendikraka" Aunsson b. About 530 in , , , Sweden -------------------- Ane, On, One, Auchun or Aun the Old (Audhun, the same name as the A-S name Edwin) was the son of Jorund and one of the Swedish kings of the House of Yngling, the ancestors of Norway's first king, Harald Fairhair.


Aun was a wise king who sacrificed greatly to the gods, but he was not a warlike king and preferred to live in peace. Consequently, he was attacked by the Danish prince Halfdan (the son of Fróði, the son of Dan the Arrogant, the founder of Denmark). Aun lost the battles and fled to the Geats in Västergötland, where he stayed for 25 years until Halfdan died in his bed in Uppsala and was buried in a mound.


King Aun could return to Uppsala, but he was 60 years old. In order to live longer he sacrificed his own son to Odin who promised him that he could live for another 60 years. However, after 25 years, Aun was attacked by Halfdan's cousin Ale the Strong. Aun lost several battles and had to flee a second time to Västergötland. Ale the Strong ruled in Uppsala for 25 years until he was killed by Starkad the old.


After Ale the Strong's death, Aun could return to Uppsala. Once again, Aun sacrificed a son to Odin, but this time Odin said that he would live as long as he sacrificed a son every ten years and that he had to name one of the Swedish provinces after the number of sons he sacrificed.


When Aun had sacrificed a son for the seventh time, he was so old that he could not walk but had to be carried on a chair. When he had sacrificed a son for the eighth time, he could no longer get out of his bed. When he had sacrificed his ninth son, he was so old that he had to feed by suckling a horn like a little child.


After ten years he wanted to sacrifice his tenth and last son and name the province of Uppsala the ten lands. However, the Swedes refused to allow him this sacrifice and so he died. He was buried in a mound at Uppsala and succeeded by his last son Egil. From that day, dying in bed of old age was called Aun's sickness among the Scandinavians.


Knátti endr at Upsölum ána-sótt Aun of standa, ok þrálífr þiggja skyldi jóðs alað öðru sinni. Ok sveiðurs at sér hverfði mækis hlut enn mjávara, es okhreins óttunga hrjóðr lögðis odd liggjandi drakk; máttit hárr hjarðar mæki austrkonungr upp of halda.[1][2]


In Upsal's town the cruel king Slaughtered his sons at Odin's shrine -- Slaughtered his sons with cruel knife, To get from Odin length of life. He lived until he had to turn His toothless mouth to the deer's horn; And he who shed his children's blood Sucked through the ox's horn his food. At length fell Death has tracked him down, Slowly, but sure, in Upsal's town.[3][4]

Ruling from his seat in Uppsala, Aun was reputedly a wise king who made sacrifices to the gods. However, as he was not of a warlike disposition and preferred to live in peace. He was attacked and defeated by the Danish prince Halfdan. Aun fled to the Geats in Västergötland, where he stayed for 25 years until Halfdan died in his bed in Uppsala.


Upon Halfdan's death Aun returned to Uppsala. Aun was now 60 years old, and in an attempt to live longer he sacrificed his son to Odin, who had promised that this would mean he would live for another 60 years. After 25 years, Aun was attacked by Halfdan's cousin Ale the Strong. Aun lost several battles and had to flee a second time to Västergötland. Ale the Strong ruled in Uppsala for 25 years until he was killed by Starkad the old.


After Ale the Strong's death, Aun once again returned to Uppsala and once again sacrificed a son to Odin; this time Odin told the king that he would remain living as long as he sacrificed a son every ten years and that he had to name one of the Swedish provinces after the number of sons he sacrificed.


When Aun had sacrificed a son for the seventh time, he was so old that he could not walk but had to be carried on a chair. When he had sacrificed a son for the eighth time, he could no longer get out of his bed. When he had sacrificed his ninth son, he was so old that he had to feed, like a little child, by suckling on a horn.


After ten years he wanted to sacrifice his tenth and last son and name the province of Uppsala The Ten Lands. However, the Swedes refused to allow him to make this sacrifice and so he died. He was buried in a mound at Uppsala and succeeded by his last son Egil. From that day, dying in bed of old age was called Aun's sickness among the Scandinavians. Beaten in battle by Halfdan Frodasson of Denmark. He sacrificed 9 sons in order to prolong his life and died of very old age. A wise man who made great sacrifices to the gods. Being no warrior, he lived quietly at home. Twice he fled from Upsala, on account of Danish invasions, remaining in West Gothland 25 years each time, and holding sway at Upsala for an equally long time between his periods of exile. He lived to become 110 years of age. The secret of his longevity was that he sacrificed one of his sons to Odin every 10th year, and was granted in return a decade of prolonged life. When about to sacrifice his 10th son, the people interfered, and he died from old age. The last 10 years of his life he was very feeble, drinking out of a horn like an infant. He was buried in a mound at Upsala. [WBH - Sweden]


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Son of Jorund. He was a wise man who made great sacrifices to the gods. Being no warrior he lived quietly at home. Twice he fled from Upsala, on account of Danish invasions, remaining in West Gothland 25 years each time, and holding sway at Upsala for an equally long time between his periods of exile. He lived to become 110 years of age. The secret of his longevity was that he sacrificed one of his sons to Oden every 10th year, and was granted in return a decade of prolonged life. When about to sacrifice his 10th son, the people interfered, and he died from old age. The last 10 years of his life he was very feeble, drinking out of a horn like an infant. He was bur. in a mound at Upsala. His son Egil succeeded him. [History of Sweden, p. 37]

1.Reference Number: G6SZ-TN

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1.Note:

King Aun sacrificed one of his sons to Odin every ten years in order to prolong his life. After he had sacrificed nine sons and attained to the age of one hundred and ninety, his subjects forbade him to sacrifice his tenth son, and he died of old age, so weak that he had to suck nourishment from a horn like a baby. While his life was ignobly prolonged, he missed out on the greatest glory a Viking could imagine - that of dying nobly in battle. (legends of Swedish kings) [Royal Families of Medieval Scandinavia, Flanders, and Kiev]

1.Note: Title: Royal Families of Medieval Scandinavia, Flanders, and Kiev, by Rupert Alen & Anna Dahlquist, 1997, King's River Publ.

2.Note: Page: 3

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Aun "The Aged" Jorundsson King of Uppsala's Timeline

509
509
Sverige
528
528
Age 19
Sweden
529
529
Age 20
Sweden
530
530
Age 21
530
Age 21
Uppsala, Svithiod, Sweden
590
590
Age 81
Uppsala, Sweden
1923
May 28, 1923
Age 81
May 28, 1923
Age 81
May 28, 1923
Age 81
May 28, 1923
Age 81