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Bröt-Anund "The cultivator, road maker" Ingvarsson, King

Nicknames: "Anund the land-clearer", "Onund", "Anund", "Braut", "The Cultivator", "Bryt-Önund", "Brøt-Anundr", "Braut-Önundr", "/Braut/", "Anund Yngvarsson", ""Roadbuilder"", "Braut-Onund /Ingvarsson/", "Braut'/'Roadmaker", "Bröt-Anund Ingvarsson", "King Of Sweden Ingvar "The Tall" Eyesteins..."
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Birthplace: Västergötland, Sweden
Death: Died in Svitjod, Sweden
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Son of Ingvar "The Tall" Eysteinsson, King in Sweden and nn Gautdottir
Husband of nn Gautdottir
Father of Ingjald Braut Onundsson (KING of Uppsala, Sweden)
Brother of Skirta Ingvarsson D'Holmgard and Olaf Ingvarson, king

Occupation: Konge av Svitjod
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About Bröt-Anund "The cultivator, road maker" Ingvarsson, King

A´nund, Bröt-Anund, enligt sägnen kung av Ynglingaätten under förra hälften av 600-talet. Anund lät bryta väg genom ödemarkerna (därav binamnet; jämför fornisländska braut 'väg').

Ynglingesoga, paragraph 33-35.

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Svitjod is probaly todays landscape of Svealand in Sweden

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anund

Brøt-Anundr (Old East Norse) or Braut-Önundr (Old West Norse) (meaning trail-blazer Anund or Anund the land-clearer) was a legendary Swedish king of the House of Yngling who reigned in the mid-seventh century. The name would have been Proto-Norse *Anuwinduz meaning "winning ancestor".[1]

In his Ynglinga saga, Snorri Sturluson relates that Anund succeeded his father Ingvar on the Swedish throne, and after his father's wars against Danish Vikings and Estonian pirates, peace reigned over Sweden and there were good harvests. Anund was a popular king who became very rich, not only because of the peace and the good harvests but also because he avenged his father in Estonia. That country was ravaged far and wide and in the autumn Anund returned with great riches.

In those days Sweden was dominated by vast and uninhabited forests, so Anund started making roads and clearing land and vast districts were settled by Swedes. Consequently he was named Bröt-Anund. He made a house for himself in every district and used to stay as a guest in many homes.

One autumn, King Anund was travelling between his halls (see Husbys) and came to a place called Himinheiðr (sky heath) between two mountains. He was surprised by a landslide which killed him.

After presenting this story of Anund, Snorri Sturluson quotes Þjóðólfr of Hvinir's Ynglingatal:

   Varð Önundr
   Jónakrs bura
   harmi heptr
   und Himinfjöllum,
   ok ofvæg
   Eistra dólgi
   heipt hrísungs
   at hendi kom;
   ok sá frömuðr
   foldar beinum
   Högna hrörs
   um horfinn var.[1]

   We all have heard how Jonkur's sons,
   Whom weapons could not touch, with stones
   Were stoned to death in open day,
   King Onund died in the same way.
   Or else perhaps the wood-grown land,
   Which long had felt his conquering hand,
   Uprose at length in deadly strife,
   And pressed out Onund's hated life.[2]

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

Iste ergo genuit Broutonund, quem Sigwardus frater suus occidit in Himinheithi[2], quod loci vocabulum interpretatur coeli campus. Post istum filius suus Ingialdr [...][3].

Yngvar bred Braut-Ånund, whose brother, Sigurd, laid him low in Himinheid, a place-name which means 'field of heaven'. After him his son Ingjald [...][4]

The original text of Ynglingatal is hard to interprete, and it only says that Anund died und Himinfjöllum (under the sky mountains) and that stones were implied. According to Historia Norwegiae, he was murded by his brother Sigvard in Himinherthy (which the source says means "the fields of the sky", cœli campus. Such a place name is not known and Birger Nerman suggests that the original place of death was under the sky mountains, i.e. under the clouds (cf. the etymology of cloud). Consequently, he may have been killed outdoors, by his brother and with a stone. In the translation above, Laing has made the same interpretation as Nerman.

Thorsteins saga Víkingssonar says that Anund was not the son of Ingvar, but the son of his grandfather Östen. It also relates that he had a brother named Olaf who was the king of Fjordane.

All sources say that Anund was the father of the infamous Ingjald ill-ruler. -------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anund Brøt-Anundr (Old East Norse) or Braut-Önundr (Old West Norse) (meaning trail-blazer Anund or Anund the land-clearer) was a legendary Swedish king of the House of Yngling who reigned in the mid-seventh century. The name would have been Proto-Norse *Anuwinduz [1], meaning "winning ancestor".

In his Ynglinga saga, Snorri Sturluson relates that Anund succeeded his father Ingvar on the Swedish throne, and after his father's wars against Danish vikings and Estonian pirates, peace reigned over Sweden and there were good harvests. Anund was a popular king who became very rich, not only because of the peace and the good harvests but also because he avenged his father in Estonia. That country was ravaged far and wide and in the autumn Anund returned with great riches.

In those days Sweden was dominated by vast and uninhabited forests, so Anund started making roads and clearing land and vast districts were settled by Swedes. Consequently he was named Bröt-Anund. He made a house for himself in every district and used to stay as a guest in many homes.

One autumn, King Anund was travelling between his halls (see Husbys) and came to a place called Himinheiðr (sky heath) between two mountains. He was surprised by a landslide which killed him.

After presenting this story of Anund, Snorri Sturluson quotes Þjóðólfr of Hvinir's Ynglingatal:

   Varð Önundr
   Jónakrs bura
   harmi heptr
   und Himinfjöllum,
   ok ofvæg
   Eistra dólgi
   heipt hrísungs
   at hendi kom;
   ok sá frömuðr
   foldar beinum
   Högna hrörs
   um horfinn var.[2]

   We all have heard how Jonkur's sons,
   Whom weapons could not touch, with stones
   Were stoned to death in open day,
   King Onund died in the same way.
   Or else perhaps the wood-grown land,
   Which long had felt his conquering hand,
   Uprose at length in deadly strife,
   And pressed out Onund's hated life.[3]

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

Iste ergo genuit Broutonund, quem Sigwardus frater suus occidit in Himinheithi[1], quod loci vocabulum interpretatur coeli campus. Post istum filius suus Ingialdr [...][2].

Yngvar bred Braut-Ånund, whose brother, Sigurd, laid him low in Himinheid, a place-name which means 'field of heaven'. After him his son Ingjald [...][3]

The original text of Ynglingatal is hard to interprete, and it only says that Anund died und Himinfjöllum (under the sky mountains) and that stones were implied. According to Historia Norwegiae, he was murded by his brother Sigvard in Himinherthy (which the source says means "the fields of the sky", cœli campus. Such a place name is not known and Birger Nerman suggests that the original place of death was under the sky mountains, i.e. under the clouds (cf. the etymology of cloud). Consequently, he may have been killed outdoors, by his brother and with a stone. In the translation above, Laing has made the same interpretation as Nerman.

Thorsteins saga Víkingssonar says that Anund was not the son of Ingvar, but the son of his grandfather Östen. It also relates that he had a brother named Olaf who was the king of Fjordane.

All sources say that Anund was the father of the infamous Ingjald ill-ruler. ------ Onund plundered and ravaged in Estland to avenge his father. He became very rich and popular with the people. He expanded his kingdom by clearing the forest and cultivating the land. Onund built roads to connect the settled districts and was known as "Onund Road Maker".

-------------------- 37. OF ONUND THE LAND-CLEARER.

Onund was the name of Yngvar's son who succeeded him. In his days there was peace in Sweden, and he became rich in valuable goods. King Onund went with his army to Estland to avenge his father, and landed and ravaged the country round far and wide, and returned with a great booty in autumn to Sweden. In his time there were fruitful seasons in Sweden, so that he was one of the most popular of kings. Sweden is a great forest land, and there are such great uninhabited forests in it that it is a journey of many days to cross them. Onund bestowed great diligence and expense on opening the woods and cultivating the cleared land. He made roads through the desert forests; and thus cleared land is found all through the forest country, and great districts are settled. In this way extensive tracts of land were brought into cultivation, for there were country people enough to cultivate the land. Onund had roads made through all Sweden, both through forests and morasses, and also over mountains; and he was therefore called Onund Roadmaker. He had a house built for himself in every district of Sweden, and went over the whole country in guest-quarters.

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Events in the life of Braut-Önundr Yngvarsson

event 1 . ·succeeded his father to the kingdom at Uppsala † death 1 . ·King Onund one autumn, travelling between his mansion-houses, came over a road called Himmenheath, where there are some narrow mountain valleys, with high mountains on both sides. There was heavy rain at the time, and before there had been snow on the mountains. A landslip of clay and stones came down upon King Onund and his people, and there he met his death, and many with him. So says Thjodolf, namely: -- "We all have heard how Jonkur's sons, Whom weapons could not touch, with stones Were stoned to death in open day, King Onund died in the same way. Or else perhaps the wood-grown land, Which long had felt his conquering hand, Uprose at length in deadly strife, And pressed out Onund's hated life." event 1 . ·applied for his son, Ingjald, to King Algaut, of Gotland, for his daughter Gauthild event 1 . ·went with his army to Estland to avenge his father, and landed and ravaged the country round far and wide, and returned with a great booty in autumn to Sweden event 1 . ·bestowed great diligence and expense on opening the woods and cultivating the cleared land. He made roads through the desert forests; and thus cleared land is found all through the forest country, and great districts are settled. In this way extensive tracts of land were brought into cultivation, for there were country people enough to cultivate the land. Onund had roads made through all Sweden, both through forests and morasses, and also over mountains; and he was therefore called Onund Roadmaker

-------------------- Av Skilfingaätten (yngre Ynglingaätten) nämns av Snorre Sturlasson i Ynglingasagan där han är son till kung Ingvar av Ynglingaätten som stupade i kamp med esterna. Efter honom blev Anund kung i Svitjod. Han hämnades sin far i Estland och byggde sedan vidare i Svitjod. Han röjde land och byggde vägar och kallas därför Bröt-Anund (väg-Anund). Han hade en kungsgård i varje storbygd ('husby'), men hans eget land var det uppsvenska Tiundaland.

En kväll passerade han ett ställe kallat Himinheid med trånga fjälldalar och höga berg på båda sidorna. Det regnade, och den snö som tidigare legat på bergstopparna rasade ner tillsammans med lera och sten varvid kungen och många av hans män dog. (Källa: Wikipedia) -------------------- Braut-Ånund eller Onund, var i følge norrøne soger ein konge av Ynglingeætta i Sverige som herska på midten av 600-talet. Han var far til Ingjald Illråde. Han fekk namnet sitt av di han brøytte skog og rydde vegar til nye stader i landet.

Ånund var son hans Yngvar Øysteinsson, og tok riket etter han. Snorre Sturlason fortel at det var fred og gode år på hans tid. Han reiste til Estland for å hemne faren som var fallen der, men elles var han ikkje mykje på herferd. Snorre fortel at han var «utifrå vensæl».

Ynglingatal seier det slik:

Som Jonakers søner, stein-slegne, vart Ånund heft under Himilfjelli. då steinskrido sturtande Estlands uven drap. Han, som verjo hans Hogne veit å bruka, av urd og aur vart yvi-breidd. Etter Snorre miste Ånund livet i ei stor leirskrie, som drukna både han og heren hans. Dette hende under Himinheid. Den eldste Noregshistoria har ei noko anna framstilling. Her vert han drepen av ein styvbror som heiter Sigurd. Halvdan Koht kommenterer:

Snorre segjer han miste livet uner ei snøskride (steinskride) på Himinheid. Men dei myrke orda i Ynglingatal tykkjest helst meina at han vart yverfallen og drepen «under Himinfjølla» av ein «risung», d. e. løyboren son, som var hatig på han, kanskje då nærast ein uekte bror - det svarar til den spådomen som Snorre fortel var fest til Yngling-ætta alt i frå Visbur-sønene, at det jamt skulle vera ættedråp i ho (Visbur vart drepen av sønene sine, brørne Alrek og Eirik drap einannan, like eins Alrekssønene Yngve og Alv). Koht legg altså ei anna meining inn i strofene over enn det Snorre gjer.

-------------------- Braut-Anund, Yngvars Søn, foretog sig at opædle Landet, efterat have hevnet sin Faders Død. Han anlagde Veie, og lod paa de frugtbarere Steder det overflødige Folk nedsætte sig. Selv byggede han sig en Kongsgaard i hvert Herred, og reiste ofte om forat besee sine Anlæg. Paa en saadan Reise kom han til et Sted ved Navn Himlahed i Westmanland, hvor en trang Vei gik imellem to høie Fjelde, hvor Sneen var optøet, saa et Skred derfra med Steen og Gruus slog Kongen og flere af hans Følge tildøde. -------------------- Noteringar Sveakonung vid 600-talets början. Son till Ingvar Harra. Han ägnade mycket tid åt att byggar vägar och röja ny mark i ödemarkerna. På så viss blev landet befolkat. Hans namn kommer just av att han byggde vägar över skogar, myrar, fjäll, brötar och färdstigar. Han grundade också en kungsgård (husby) i varje storhärad. En kväll passerade han ett ställe kallat Himinheid med trånga fjälldalar och med höga berg på båda sidorna. Det regnade och den snö som tidigare legat på bergstopparna rasade ner tillsammans med lera och sten. Kungen och många av hans män dog. Det hände ca 640. Ligger troligen höglagd i den stora Anundshögen i Badelunda. Fick sönerna Sigvard och Ingjald (Illråde).

-------------------- In his Ynglinga saga, Snorri Sturluson relates that Anund succeeded his father Ingvar on the Swedish throne, and after his father's wars against Danish Vikings and Estonian pirates, peace reigned over Sweden and there were good harvests. Anund was a popular king who became very rich, not only because of the peace and the good harvests but also because he avenged his father in Estonia. That country was ravaged far and wide and in the autumn Anund returned with great riches.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anund -------------------- Brøt-Anundr (Old East Norse) or Braut-Önundr (Old West Norse) (meaning trail-blazer Anund or Anund the land-clearer) was a legendary Swedish king of the House of Yngling who reigned in the mid-seventh century. The name would have been Proto-Norse *Anuwinduz [1], meaning "winning ancestor".

In his Ynglinga saga, Snorri Sturluson relates that Anund succeeded his father Ingvar on the Swedish throne, and after his father's wars against Danish vikings and Estonian pirates, peace reigned over Sweden and there were good harvests. Anund was a popular king who became very rich, not only because of the peace and the good harvests but also because he avenged his father in Estonia. That country was ravaged far and wide and in the autumn Anund returned with great riches.

In those days Sweden was dominated by vast and uninhabited forests, so Anund started making roads and clearing land and vast districts were settled by Swedes. Consequently he was named Bröt-Anund. He made a house for himself in every district and used to stay as a guest in many homes.

One autumn, King Anund was travelling between his halls (see Husbys) and came to a place called Himinheiðr (sky heath) between two mountains. He was surprised by a landslide which killed him.

-------------------- Onund Ingvarsson became King of Sweden in 647 -------------------- Title: Royal Families of Medieval Scandinavia, Flanders, and Kiev, by Rupert Alen & Anna Dahlquist, 1997, King's River Publ.

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   King Onund one autumn, travelling between his mansion-houses,came over a road called Himmenheath, where there are some narrow mountain valleys, with high mountains on both sides. There was heavy rain at the time, and before there had been snow on the mountains. A landslip of clay and stones came down upon King Onund and his people, and there he met his death, and many with him. 

The Cultivator's ancestry is provided elsewhere on this tree. The Cultivator's father was Yngvar (The Tall) Eysteinsson and his mother was <Unknown>. His paternal grandparents were Eystein Adilsson and <Unknown>. He had a brother named Skirta. He was the younger of the two children. -------------------- Peaceful & prosperous rein. Very popular. Cleared the great forests of Sweden to make roads, areas for cultivation & a house for himself in every section of Sweden, thusly became known as Onund Roadmaker'.

One autumn, traveling between his mansion-houses, came over a road called Himmenheath, where there are some narrow mountain valleys with high mountains on both sides. There was heavy rain at the time & before there had been snow on the mountains a landslip of clay & stones came down upon Onund & his people where he met his death (& many with him). -------------------- 37. OF ONUND THE LAND-CLEARER.

Onund was the name of Yngvar's son who succeeded him. In his days there was peace in Sweden, and he became rich in valuable goods. King Onund went with his army to Estland to avenge his father, and landed and ravaged the country round far and wide, and returned with a great booty in autumn to Sweden. In his time there were fruitful seasons in Sweden, so that he was one of the most popular of kings. Sweden is a great forest land, and there are such great uninhabited forests in it that it is a journey of many days to cross them. Onund bestowed great diligence and expense on opening the woods and cultivating the cleared land. He made roads through the desert forests; and thus cleared land is found all through the forest country, and great districts are settled. In this way extensive tracts of land were brought into cultivation, for there were country people enough to cultivate the land. Onund had roads made through all Sweden, both through forests and morasses, and also over mountains; and he was therefore called Onund Roadmaker. He had a house built for himself in every district of Sweden, and went over the whole country in guest-quarters.

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Events in the life of Braut-Önundr Yngvarsson

event 1 . ·succeeded his father to the kingdom at Uppsala † death 1 . ·King Onund one autumn, travelling between his mansion-houses, came over a road called Himmenheath, where there are some narrow mountain valleys, with high mountains on both sides. There was heavy rain at the time, and before there had been snow on the mountains. A landslip of clay and stones came down upon King Onund and his people, and there he met his death, and many with him. So says Thjodolf, namely: -- "We all have heard how Jonkur's sons, Whom weapons could not touch, with stones Were stoned to death in open day, King Onund died in the same way. Or else perhaps the wood-grown land, Which long had felt his conquering hand, Uprose at length in deadly strife, And pressed out Onund's hated life." event 1 . ·applied for his son, Ingjald, to King Algaut, of Gotland, for his daughter Gauthild event 1 . ·went with his army to Estland to avenge his father, and landed and ravaged the country round far and wide, and returned with a great booty in autumn to Sweden event 1 . ·bestowed great diligence and expense on opening the woods and cultivating the cleared land. He made roads through the desert forests; and thus cleared land is found all through the forest country, and great districts are settled. In this way extensive tracts of land were brought into cultivation, for there were country people enough to cultivate the land. Onund had roads made through all Sweden, both through forests and morasses, and also over mountains; and he was therefore called Onund Roadmaker

References: [RFC] -------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anund -------------------- From http://www.rpi.edu/~holmes/Hobbies/Genealogy/ps18/ps18_353.htm ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 37. OF ONUND THE LAND-CLEARER.

Onund was the name of Yngvar's son who succeeded him. In his days there was peace in Sweden, and he became rich in valuable goods. King Onund went with his army to Estland to avenge his father, and landed and ravaged the country round far and wide, and returned with a great booty in autumn to Sweden. In his time there were fruitful seasons in Sweden, so that he was one of the most popular of kings. Sweden is a great forest land, and there are such great uninhabited forests in it that it is a journey of many days to cross them. Onund bestowed great diligence and expense on opening the woods and cultivating the cleared land. He made roads through the desert forests; and thus cleared land is found all through the forest country, and great districts are settled. In this way extensive tracts of land were brought into cultivation, for there were country people enough to cultivate the land. Onund had roads made through all Sweden, both through forests and morasses, and also over mountains; and he was therefore called Onund Roadmaker. He had a house built for himself in every district of Sweden, and went over the whole country in guest-quarters.

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Events in the life of Braut-Önundr Yngvarsson

event 1 . ·succeeded his father to the kingdom at Uppsala † death 1 . ·King Onund one autumn, travelling between his mansion-houses, came over a road called Himmenheath, where there are some narrow mountain valleys, with high mountains on both sides. There was heavy rain at the time, and before there had been snow on the mountains. A landslip of clay and stones came down upon King Onund and his people, and there he met his death, and many with him. So says Thjodolf, namely: -- "We all have heard how Jonkur's sons, Whom weapons could not touch, with stones Were stoned to death in open day, King Onund died in the same way. Or else perhaps the wood-grown land, Which long had felt his conquering hand, Uprose at length in deadly strife, And pressed out Onund's hated life." event 1 . ·applied for his son, Ingjald, to King Algaut, of Gotland, for his daughter Gauthild event 1 . ·went with his army to Estland to avenge his father, and landed and ravaged the country round far and wide, and returned with a great booty in autumn to Sweden event 1 . ·bestowed great diligence and expense on opening the woods and cultivating the cleared land. He made roads through the desert forests; and thus cleared land is found all through the forest country, and great districts are settled. In this way extensive tracts of land were brought into cultivation, for there were country people enough to cultivate the land. Onund had roads made through all Sweden, both through forests and morasses, and also over mountains; and he was therefore called Onund Roadmaker

-------------------- http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~greenefamily/lape/pafg111.htm#16790 -------------------- Brøt-Anundr (Old East Norse) or Braut-Önundr (Old West Norse) (meaning trail-blazer Anund or Anund the land-clearer) was a legendary Swedish king of the House of Yngling who reigned in the mid-seventh century. The name would have been Proto-Norse *Anuwinduz meaning "winning ancestor".[1]

In his Ynglinga saga, Snorri Sturluson relates that Anund succeeded his father Ingvar on the Swedish throne, and after his father's wars against Danish Vikings and Estonian pirates, peace reigned over Sweden and there were good harvests. Anund was a popular king who became very rich, not only because of the peace and the good harvests but also because he avenged his father in Estonia. That country was ravaged far and wide and in the autumn Anund returned with great riches.

In those days Sweden was dominated by vast and uninhabited forests, so Anund started making roads and clearing land and vast districts were settled by Swedes. Consequently he was named Bröt-Anund. He made a house for himself in every district and used to stay as a guest in many homes.

One autumn, King Anund was travelling between his halls (see Husbys) and came to a place called Himinheiðr (sky heath) between two mountains. He was surprised by a landslide which killed him.

After presenting this story of Anund, Snorri Sturluson quotes Þjóðólfr of Hvinir's Ynglingatal:

Varð Önundr Jónakrs bura harmi heptr und Himinfjöllum, ok ofvæg Eistra dólgi heipt hrísungs at hendi kom; ok sá frömuðr foldar beinum Högna hrörs um horfinn var.[1] We all have heard how Jonkur's sons, Whom weapons could not touch, with stones Were stoned to death in open day, King Onund died in the same way. Or else perhaps the wood-grown land, Which long had felt his conquering hand, Uprose at length in deadly strife, And pressed out Onund's hated life.[2]

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

Iste ergo genuit Broutonund, quem Sigwardus frater suus occidit in Himinheithi[2], quod loci vocabulum interpretatur coeli campus. Post istum filius suus Ingialdr [...][3].

Yngvar bred Braut-Ånund, whose brother, Sigurd, laid him low in Himinheid, a place-name which means 'field of heaven'. After him his son Ingjald [...][4]
 

The original text of Ynglingatal is hard to interprete, and it only says that Anund died und Himinfjöllum (under the sky mountains) and that stones were implied. According to Historia Norwegiae, he was murded by his brother Sigvard in Himinherthy (which the source says means "the fields of the sky", cœli campus. Such a place name is not known and Birger Nerman suggests that the original place of death was under the sky mountains, i.e. under the clouds (cf. the etymology of cloud). Consequently, he may have been killed outdoors, by his brother and with a stone. In the translation above, Laing has made the same interpretation as Nerman.

Thorsteins saga Víkingssonar says that Anund was not the son of Ingvar, but the son of his grandfather Östen. It also relates that he had a brother named Olaf who was the king of Fjordane.

All sources say that Anund was the father of the infamous Ingjald ill-ruler.

[edit] Notes 1.^ Peterson, Lena (2007). "Lexikon över urnordiska personnamn" (PDF). Swedish Institute for Language and Folklore. http://www.sofi.se/images/NA/pdf/urnord.pdf. (Lexicon of nordic personal names before the 8th century) 2.^ Storm informs that he has corrected the name to Himinheithi (sky fields) in his edition, instead of the original Himinherthy. 3.^ Storm, Gustav (editor) (1880). Monumenta historica Norwegiæ: Latinske kildeskrifter til Norges historie i middelalderen, Monumenta Historica Norwegiae (Kristiania: Brøgger), p. 101. 4.^ Ekrem, Inger (editor), Lars Boje Mortensen (editor) and Peter Fisher (translator) (2003). Historia Norwegie. Museum Tusculanum Press. ISBN 8772898135, p. 79. [edit] Primary sources Ynglingatal Ynglinga saga (part of the Heimskringla) Historia Norwegiae Thorsteins saga Víkingssonar [edit] Secondary sources Nerman, B. Det svenska rikets uppkomst. Stockholm, 1925.

-------------------- Roi de Uppland -------------------- A´nund, Bröt-Anund, enligt sägnen kung av Ynglingaätten under förra hälften av 600-talet. Anund lät bryta väg genom ödemarkerna (därav binamnet; jämför fornisländska braut 'väg').

Ynglingesoga, paragraph 33-35. -------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anund Brøt-Anundr (Old East Norse) or Braut-Önundr (Old West Norse) (meaning trail-blazer Anund or Anund the land-clearer) was a legendary Swedish king of the House of Yngling who reigned in the mid-seventh century. The name would have been Proto-Norse *Anuwinduz meaning "winning ancestor".[1]

In his Ynglinga saga, Snorri Sturluson relates that Anund succeeded his father Ingvar on the Swedish throne, and after his father's wars against Danish Vikings and Estonian pirates, peace reigned over Sweden and there were good harvests. Anund was a popular king who became very rich, not only because of the peace and the good harvests but also because he avenged his father in Estonia. That country was ravaged far and wide and in the autumn Anund returned with great riches.

In those days Sweden was dominated by vast and uninhabited forests, so Anund started making roads and clearing land and vast districts were settled by Swedes. Consequently he was named Bröt-Anund. He made a house for himself in every district and used to stay as a guest in many homes.

One autumn, King Anund was travelling between his halls (see Husbys) and came to a place called Himinheiðr (sky heath) between two mountains. He was surprised by a landslide which killed him.

After presenting this story of Anund, Snorri Sturluson quotes Þjóðólfr of Hvinir's Ynglingatal:

  Varð Önundr
  Jónakrs bura
  harmi heptr
  und Himinfjöllum,
  ok ofvæg
  Eistra dólgi
  heipt hrísungs
  at hendi kom;
  ok sá frömuðr
  foldar beinum
  Högna hrörs
  um horfinn var.[1]
  We all have heard how Jonkur's sons,
  Whom weapons could not touch, with stones
  Were stoned to death in open day,
  King Onund died in the same way.
  Or else perhaps the wood-grown land,
  Which long had felt his conquering hand,
  Uprose at length in deadly strife,
  And pressed out Onund's hated life.[2]

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

Iste ergo genuit Broutonund, quem Sigwardus frater suus occidit in Himinheithi[2], quod loci vocabulum interpretatur coeli campus. Post istum filius suus Ingialdr [...][3].

Yngvar bred Braut-Ånund, whose brother, Sigurd, laid him low in Himinheid, a place-name which means 'field of heaven'. After him his son Ingjald [...][4]

The original text of Ynglingatal is hard to interprete, and it only says that Anund died und Himinfjöllum (under the sky mountains) and that stones were implied. According to Historia Norwegiae, he was murded by his brother Sigvard in Himinherthy (which the source says means "the fields of the sky", cœli campus. Such a place name is not known and Birger Nerman suggests that the original place of death was under the sky mountains, i.e. under the clouds (cf. the etymology of cloud). Consequently, he may have been killed outdoors, by his brother and with a stone. In the translation above, Laing has made the same interpretation as Nerman.

Thorsteins saga Víkingssonar says that Anund was not the son of Ingvar, but the son of his grandfather Östen. It also relates that he had a brother named Olaf who was the king of Fjordane.

All sources say that Anund was the father of the infamous Ingjald ill-ruler. -------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anund Brøt-Anundr (Old East Norse) or Braut-Önundr (Old West Norse) (meaning trail-blazer Anund or Anund the land-clearer) was a legendary Swedish king of the House of Yngling who reigned in the mid-seventh century. The name would have been Proto-Norse *Anuwinduz [1], meaning "winning ancestor".

In his Ynglinga saga, Snorri Sturluson relates that Anund succeeded his father Ingvar on the Swedish throne, and after his father's wars against Danish vikings and Estonian pirates, peace reigned over Sweden and there were good harvests. Anund was a popular king who became very rich, not only because of the peace and the good harvests but also because he avenged his father in Estonia. That country was ravaged far and wide and in the autumn Anund returned with great riches.

In those days Sweden was dominated by vast and uninhabited forests, so Anund started making roads and clearing land and vast districts were settled by Swedes. Consequently he was named Bröt-Anund. He made a house for himself in every district and used to stay as a guest in many homes.

One autumn, King Anund was travelling between his halls (see Husbys) and came to a place called Himinheiðr (sky heath) between two mountains. He was surprised by a landslide which killed him.

After presenting this story of Anund, Snorri Sturluson quotes Þjóðólfr of Hvinir's Ynglingatal:

  Varð Önundr
  Jónakrs bura
  harmi heptr
  und Himinfjöllum,
  ok ofvæg
  Eistra dólgi
  heipt hrísungs
  at hendi kom;
  ok sá frömuðr
  foldar beinum
  Högna hrörs
  um horfinn var.[2]
  We all have heard how Jonkur's sons,
  Whom weapons could not touch, with stones
  Were stoned to death in open day,
  King Onund died in the same way.
  Or else perhaps the wood-grown land,
  Which long had felt his conquering hand,
  Uprose at length in deadly strife,
  And pressed out Onund's hated life.[3]

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

Iste ergo genuit Broutonund, quem Sigwardus frater suus occidit in Himinheithi[1], quod loci vocabulum interpretatur coeli campus. Post istum filius suus Ingialdr [...][2].

Yngvar bred Braut-Ånund, whose brother, Sigurd, laid him low in Himinheid, a place-name which means 'field of heaven'. After him his son Ingjald [...][3]

The original text of Ynglingatal is hard to interprete, and it only says that Anund died und Himinfjöllum (under the sky mountains) and that stones were implied. According to Historia Norwegiae, he was murded by his brother Sigvard in Himinherthy (which the source says means "the fields of the sky", cœli campus. Such a place name is not known and Birger Nerman suggests that the original place of death was under the sky mountains, i.e. under the clouds (cf. the etymology of cloud). Consequently, he may have been killed outdoors, by his brother and with a stone. In the translation above, Laing has made the same interpretation as Nerman.

Thorsteins saga Víkingssonar says that Anund was not the son of Ingvar, but the son of his grandfather Östen. It also relates that he had a brother named Olaf who was the king of Fjordane.

All sources say that Anund was the father of the infamous Ingjald ill-ruler. ------ Onund plundered and ravaged in Estland to avenge his father. He became very rich and popular with the people. He expanded his kingdom by clearing the forest and cultivating the land. Onund built roads to connect the settled districts and was known as "Onund Road Maker".

-------------------- 37. OF ONUND THE LAND-CLEARER.

Onund was the name of Yngvar's son who succeeded him. In his days there was peace in Sweden, and he became rich in valuable goods. King Onund went with his army to Estland to avenge his father, and landed and ravaged the country round far and wide, and returned with a great booty in autumn to Sweden. In his time there were fruitful seasons in Sweden, so that he was one of the most popular of kings. Sweden is a great forest land, and there are such great uninhabited forests in it that it is a journey of many days to cross them. Onund bestowed great diligence and expense on opening the woods and cultivating the cleared land. He made roads through the desert forests; and thus cleared land is found all through the forest country, and great districts are settled. In this way extensive tracts of land were brought into cultivation, for there were country people enough to cultivate the land. Onund had roads made through all Sweden, both through forests and morasses, and also over mountains; and he was therefore called Onund Roadmaker. He had a house built for himself in every district of Sweden, and went over the whole country in guest-quarters.

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Events in the life of Braut-Önundr Yngvarsson

event 1 . ·succeeded his father to the kingdom at Uppsala † death 1 . ·King Onund one autumn, travelling between his mansion-houses, came over a road called Himmenheath, where there are some narrow mountain valleys, with high mountains on both sides. There was heavy rain at the time, and before there had been snow on the mountains. A landslip of clay and stones came down upon King Onund and his people, and there he met his death, and many with him. So says Thjodolf, namely: -- "We all have heard how Jonkur's sons, Whom weapons could not touch, with stones Were stoned to death in open day, King Onund died in the same way. Or else perhaps the wood-grown land, Which long had felt his conquering hand, Uprose at length in deadly strife, And pressed out Onund's hated life." event 1 . ·applied for his son, Ingjald, to King Algaut, of Gotland, for his daughter Gauthild event 1 . ·went with his army to Estland to avenge his father, and landed and ravaged the country round far and wide, and returned with a great booty in autumn to Sweden event 1 . ·bestowed great diligence and expense on opening the woods and cultivating the cleared land. He made roads through the desert forests; and thus cleared land is found all through the forest country, and great districts are settled. In this way extensive tracts of land were brought into cultivation, for there were country people enough to cultivate the land. Onund had roads made through all Sweden, both through forests and morasses, and also over mountains; and he was therefore called Onund Roadmaker

-------------------- Av Skilfingaätten (yngre Ynglingaätten) nämns av Snorre Sturlasson i Ynglingasagan där han är son till kung Ingvar av Ynglingaätten som stupade i kamp med esterna. Efter honom blev Anund kung i Svitjod. Han hämnades sin far i Estland och byggde sedan vidare i Svitjod. Han röjde land och byggde vägar och kallas därför Bröt-Anund (väg-Anund). Han hade en kungsgård i varje storbygd ('husby'), men hans eget land var det uppsvenska Tiundaland.

En kväll passerade han ett ställe kallat Himinheid med trånga fjälldalar och höga berg på båda sidorna. Det regnade, och den snö som tidigare legat på bergstopparna rasade ner tillsammans med lera och sten varvid kungen och många av hans män dog. (Källa: Wikipedia) -------------------- Braut-Ånund eller Onund, var i følge norrøne soger ein konge av Ynglingeætta i Sverige som herska på midten av 600-talet. Han var far til Ingjald Illråde. Han fekk namnet sitt av di han brøytte skog og rydde vegar til nye stader i landet.

Ånund var son hans Yngvar Øysteinsson, og tok riket etter han. Snorre Sturlason fortel at det var fred og gode år på hans tid. Han reiste til Estland for å hemne faren som var fallen der, men elles var han ikkje mykje på herferd. Snorre fortel at han var «utifrå vensæl».

Ynglingatal seier det slik:

Som Jonakers søner, stein-slegne, vart Ånund heft under Himilfjelli. då steinskrido sturtande Estlands uven drap. Han, som verjo hans Hogne veit å bruka, av urd og aur vart yvi-breidd. Etter Snorre miste Ånund livet i ei stor leirskrie, som drukna både han og heren hans. Dette hende under Himinheid. Den eldste Noregshistoria har ei noko anna framstilling. Her vert han drepen av ein styvbror som heiter Sigurd. Halvdan Koht kommenterer:

Snorre segjer han miste livet uner ei snøskride (steinskride) på Himinheid. Men dei myrke orda i Ynglingatal tykkjest helst meina at han vart yverfallen og drepen «under Himinfjølla» av ein «risung», d. e. løyboren son, som var hatig på han, kanskje då nærast ein uekte bror - det svarar til den spådomen som Snorre fortel var fest til Yngling-ætta alt i frå Visbur-sønene, at det jamt skulle vera ættedråp i ho (Visbur vart drepen av sønene sine, brørne Alrek og Eirik drap einannan, like eins Alrekssønene Yngve og Alv). Koht legg altså ei anna meining inn i strofene over enn det Snorre gjer.

-------------------- Braut-Anund, Yngvars Søn, foretog sig at opædle Landet, efterat have hevnet sin Faders Død. Han anlagde Veie, og lod paa de frugtbarere Steder det overflødige Folk nedsætte sig. Selv byggede han sig en Kongsgaard i hvert Herred, og reiste ofte om forat besee sine Anlæg. Paa en saadan Reise kom han til et Sted ved Navn Himlahed i Westmanland, hvor en trang Vei gik imellem to høie Fjelde, hvor Sneen var optøet, saa et Skred derfra med Steen og Gruus slog Kongen og flere af hans Følge tildøde. -------------------- Noteringar Sveakonung vid 600-talets början. Son till Ingvar Harra. Han ägnade mycket tid åt att byggar vägar och röja ny mark i ödemarkerna. På så viss blev landet befolkat. Hans namn kommer just av att han byggde vägar över skogar, myrar, fjäll, brötar och färdstigar. Han grundade också en kungsgård (husby) i varje storhärad. En kväll passerade han ett ställe kallat Himinheid med trånga fjälldalar och med höga berg på båda sidorna. Det regnade och den snö som tidigare legat på bergstopparna rasade ner tillsammans med lera och sten. Kungen och många av hans män dog. Det hände ca 640. Ligger troligen höglagd i den stora Anundshögen i Badelunda. Fick sönerna Sigvard och Ingjald (Illråde).

-------------------- In his Ynglinga saga, Snorri Sturluson relates that Anund succeeded his father Ingvar on the Swedish throne, and after his father's wars against Danish Vikings and Estonian pirates, peace reigned over Sweden and there were good harvests. Anund was a popular king who became very rich, not only because of the peace and the good harvests but also because he avenged his father in Estonia. That country was ravaged far and wide and in the autumn Anund returned with great riches.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anund -------------------- Brøt-Anundr (Old East Norse) or Braut-Önundr (Old West Norse) (meaning trail-blazer Anund or Anund the land-clearer) was a legendary Swedish king of the House of Yngling who reigned in the mid-seventh century. The name would have been Proto-Norse *Anuwinduz [1], meaning "winning ancestor".

In his Ynglinga saga, Snorri Sturluson relates that Anund succeeded his father Ingvar on the Swedish throne, and after his father's wars against Danish vikings and Estonian pirates, peace reigned over Sweden and there were good harvests. Anund was a popular king who became very rich, not only because of the peace and the good harvests but also because he avenged his father in Estonia. That country was ravaged far and wide and in the autumn Anund returned with great riches.

In those days Sweden was dominated by vast and uninhabited forests, so Anund started making roads and clearing land and vast districts were settled by Swedes. Consequently he was named Bröt-Anund. He made a house for himself in every district and used to stay as a guest in many homes.

One autumn, King Anund was travelling between his halls (see Husbys) and came to a place called Himinheiðr (sky heath) between two mountains. He was surprised by a landslide which killed him.

-------------------- Onund Ingvarsson became King of Sweden in 647 -------------------- Title: Royal Families of Medieval Scandinavia, Flanders, and Kiev, by Rupert Alen & Anna Dahlquist, 1997, King's River Publ.

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  King Onund one autumn, travelling between his mansion-houses,came over a road called Himmenheath, where there are some narrow mountain valleys, with high mountains on both sides. There was heavy rain at the time, and before there had been snow on the mountains. A landslip of clay and stones came down upon King Onund and his people, and there he met his death, and many with him. 

The Cultivator's ancestry is provided elsewhere on this tree. The Cultivator's father was Yngvar (The Tall) Eysteinsson and his mother was <Unknown>. His paternal grandparents were Eystein Adilsson and <Unknown>. He had a brother named Skirta. He was the younger of the two children. -------------------- Peaceful & prosperous rein. Very popular. Cleared the great forests of Sweden to make roads, areas for cultivation & a house for himself in every section of Sweden, thusly became known as Onund Roadmaker'.

One autumn, traveling between his mansion-houses, came over a road called Himmenheath, where there are some narrow mountain valleys with high mountains on both sides. There was heavy rain at the time & before there had been snow on the mountains a landslip of clay & stones came down upon Onund & his people where he met his death (& many with him). -------------------- 37. OF ONUND THE LAND-CLEARER.

Onund was the name of Yngvar's son who succeeded him. In his days there was peace in Sweden, and he became rich in valuable goods. King Onund went with his army to Estland to avenge his father, and landed and ravaged the country round far and wide, and returned with a great booty in autumn to Sweden. In his time there were fruitful seasons in Sweden, so that he was one of the most popular of kings. Sweden is a great forest land, and there are such great uninhabited forests in it that it is a journey of many days to cross them. Onund bestowed great diligence and expense on opening the woods and cultivating the cleared land. He made roads through the desert forests; and thus cleared land is found all through the forest country, and great districts are settled. In this way extensive tracts of land were brought into cultivation, for there were country people enough to cultivate the land. Onund had roads made through all Sweden, both through forests and morasses, and also over mountains; and he was therefore called Onund Roadmaker. He had a house built for himself in every district of Sweden, and went over the whole country in guest-quarters.

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Events in the life of Braut-Önundr Yngvarsson

event 1 . ·succeeded his father to the kingdom at Uppsala † death 1 . ·King Onund one autumn, travelling between his mansion-houses, came over a road called Himmenheath, where there are some narrow mountain valleys, with high mountains on both sides. There was heavy rain at the time, and before there had been snow on the mountains. A landslip of clay and stones came down upon King Onund and his people, and there he met his death, and many with him. So says Thjodolf, namely: -- "We all have heard how Jonkur's sons, Whom weapons could not touch, with stones Were stoned to death in open day, King Onund died in the same way. Or else perhaps the wood-grown land, Which long had felt his conquering hand, Uprose at length in deadly strife, And pressed out Onund's hated life." event 1 . ·applied for his son, Ingjald, to King Algaut, of Gotland, for his daughter Gauthild event 1 . ·went with his army to Estland to avenge his father, and landed and ravaged the country round far and wide, and returned with a great booty in autumn to Sweden event 1 . ·bestowed great diligence and expense on opening the woods and cultivating the cleared land. He made roads through the desert forests; and thus cleared land is found all through the forest country, and great districts are settled. In this way extensive tracts of land were brought into cultivation, for there were country people enough to cultivate the land. Onund had roads made through all Sweden, both through forests and morasses, and also over mountains; and he was therefore called Onund Roadmaker

References: [RFC] -------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anund -------------------- From http://www.rpi.edu/~holmes/Hobbies/Genealogy/ps18/ps18_353.htm ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 37. OF ONUND THE LAND-CLEARER.

Onund was the name of Yngvar's son who succeeded him. In his days there was peace in Sweden, and he became rich in valuable goods. King Onund went with his army to Estland to avenge his father, and landed and ravaged the country round far and wide, and returned with a great booty in autumn to Sweden. In his time there were fruitful seasons in Sweden, so that he was one of the most popular of kings. Sweden is a great forest land, and there are such great uninhabited forests in it that it is a journey of many days to cross them. Onund bestowed great diligence and expense on opening the woods and cultivating the cleared land. He made roads through the desert forests; and thus cleared land is found all through the forest country, and great districts are settled. In this way extensive tracts of land were brought into cultivation, for there were country people enough to cultivate the land. Onund had roads made through all Sweden, both through forests and morasses, and also over mountains; and he was therefore called Onund Roadmaker. He had a house built for himself in every district of Sweden, and went over the whole country in guest-quarters.

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Events in the life of Braut-Önundr Yngvarsson

event 1 . ·succeeded his father to the kingdom at Uppsala † death 1 . ·King Onund one autumn, travelling between his mansion-houses, came over a road called Himmenheath, where there are some narrow mountain valleys, with high mountains on both sides. There was heavy rain at the time, and before there had been snow on the mountains. A landslip of clay and stones came down upon King Onund and his people, and there he met his death, and many with him. So says Thjodolf, namely: -- "We all have heard how Jonkur's sons, Whom weapons could not touch, with stones Were stoned to death in open day, King Onund died in the same way. Or else perhaps the wood-grown land, Which long had felt his conquering hand, Uprose at length in deadly strife, And pressed out Onund's hated life." event 1 . ·applied for his son, Ingjald, to King Algaut, of Gotland, for his daughter Gauthild event 1 . ·went with his army to Estland to avenge his father, and landed and ravaged the country round far and wide, and returned with a great booty in autumn to Sweden event 1 . ·bestowed great diligence and expense on opening the woods and cultivating the cleared land. He made roads through the desert forests; and thus cleared land is found all through the forest country, and great districts are settled. In this way extensive tracts of land were brought into cultivation, for there were country people enough to cultivate the land. Onund had roads made through all Sweden, both through forests and morasses, and also over mountains; and he was therefore called Onund Roadmaker

-------------------- http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~greenefamily/lape/pafg111.htm#16790 -------------------- Brøt-Anundr (Old East Norse) or Braut-Önundr (Old West Norse) (meaning trail-blazer Anund or Anund the land-clearer) was a legendary Swedish king of the House of Yngling who reigned in the mid-seventh century. The name would have been Proto-Norse *Anuwinduz meaning "winning ancestor".[1]

In his Ynglinga saga, Snorri Sturluson relates that Anund succeeded his father Ingvar on the Swedish throne, and after his father's wars against Danish Vikings and Estonian pirates, peace reigned over Sweden and there were good harvests. Anund was a popular king who became very rich, not only because of the peace and the good harvests but also because he avenged his father in Estonia. That country was ravaged far and wide and in the autumn Anund returned with great riches.

In those days Sweden was dominated by vast and uninhabited forests, so Anund started making roads and clearing land and vast districts were settled by Swedes. Consequently he was named Bröt-Anund. He made a house for himself in every district and used to stay as a guest in many homes.

One autumn, King Anund was travelling between his halls (see Husbys) and came to a place called Himinheiðr (sky heath) between two mountains. He was surprised by a landslide which killed him.

After presenting this story of Anund, Snorri Sturluson quotes Þjóðólfr of Hvinir's Ynglingatal:

Varð Önundr Jónakrs bura harmi heptr und Himinfjöllum, ok ofvæg Eistra dólgi heipt hrísungs at hendi kom; ok sá frömuðr foldar beinum Högna hrörs um horfinn var.[1] We all have heard how Jonkur's sons, Whom weapons could not touch, with stones Were stoned to death in open day, King Onund died in the same way. Or else perhaps the wood-grown land, Which long had felt his conquering hand, Uprose at length in deadly strife, And pressed out Onund's hated life.[2]

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

Iste ergo genuit Broutonund, quem Sigwardus frater suus occidit in Himinheithi[2], quod loci vocabulum interpretatur coeli campus. Post istum filius suus Ingialdr [...][3].

Yngvar bred Braut-Ånund, whose brother, Sigurd, laid him low in Himinheid, a place-name which means 'field of heaven'. After him his son Ingjald [...][4]


The original text of Ynglingatal is hard to interprete, and it only says that Anund died und Himinfjöllum (under the sky mountains) and that stones were implied. According to Historia Norwegiae, he was murded by his brother Sigvard in Himinherthy (which the source says means "the fields of the sky", cœli campus. Such a place name is not known and Birger Nerman suggests that the original place of death was under the sky mountains, i.e. under the clouds (cf. the etymology of cloud). Consequently, he may have been killed outdoors, by his brother and with a stone. In the translation above, Laing has made the same interpretation as Nerman.

Thorsteins saga Víkingssonar says that Anund was not the son of Ingvar, but the son of his grandfather Östen. It also relates that he had a brother named Olaf who was the king of Fjordane.

All sources say that Anund was the father of the infamous Ingjald ill-ruler.

[edit] Notes 1.^ Peterson, Lena (2007). "Lexikon över urnordiska personnamn" (PDF). Swedish Institute for Language and Folklore. http://www.sofi.se/images/NA/pdf/urnord.pdf. (Lexicon of nordic personal names before the 8th century) 2.^ Storm informs that he has corrected the name to Himinheithi (sky fields) in his edition, instead of the original Himinherthy. 3.^ Storm, Gustav (editor) (1880). Monumenta historica Norwegiæ: Latinske kildeskrifter til Norges historie i middelalderen, Monumenta Historica Norwegiae (Kristiania: Brøgger), p. 101. 4.^ Ekrem, Inger (editor), Lars Boje Mortensen (editor) and Peter Fisher (translator) (2003). Historia Norwegie. Museum Tusculanum Press. ISBN 8772898135, p. 79. [edit] Primary sources Ynglingatal Ynglinga saga (part of the Heimskringla) Historia Norwegiae Thorsteins saga Víkingssonar [edit] Secondary sources Nerman, B. Det svenska rikets uppkomst. Stockholm, 1925.

-------------------- Roi de Uppland -------------------- Brøt-Anundr (Old East Norse) or Braut-Önundr (Old West Norse) (meaning trail-blazer Anund or Anund the land-clearer) was a legendary Swedish king of the House of Yngling who reigned in the mid-seventh century. The name would have been Proto-Norse *Anuwinduz meaning "winning ancestor".[1]

In his Ynglinga saga, Snorri Sturluson relates that Anund succeeded his father Ingvar on the Swedish throne, and after his father's wars against Danish Vikings and Estonian pirates, peace reigned over Sweden and there were good harvests. Anund was a popular king who became very rich, not only because of the peace and the good harvests but also because he avenged his father in Estonia. That country was ravaged far and wide and in the autumn Anund returned with great riches.

In those days Sweden was dominated by vast and uninhabited forests, so Anund started making roads and clearing land and vast districts were settled by Swedes. Consequently he was named Bröt-Anund. He made a house for himself in every district and used to stay as a guest in many homes.

One autumn, King Anund was travelling between his halls (see Husbys) and came to a place called Himinheiðr (sky heath) between two mountains. He was surprised by a landslide which killed him.

After presenting this story of Anund, Snorri Sturluson quotes Þjóðólfr of Hvinir's Ynglingatal:

   Varð Önundr
   Jónakrs bura
   harmi heptr
   und Himinfjöllum,
   ok ofvæg
   Eistra dólgi
   heipt hrísungs
   at hendi kom;
   ok sá frömuðr
   foldar beinum
   Högna hrörs
   um horfinn var.[1]

   We all have heard how Jonkur's sons,
   Whom weapons could not touch, with stones
   Were stoned to death in open day,
   King Onund died in the same way.
   Or else perhaps the wood-grown land,
   Which long had felt his conquering hand,
   Uprose at length in deadly strife,
   And pressed out Onund's hated life.[2]

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

Iste ergo genuit Broutonund, quem Sigwardus frater suus occidit in Himinheithi[2], quod loci vocabulum interpretatur coeli campus. Post istum filius suus Ingialdr [...][3].

Yngvar bred Braut-Ånund, whose brother, Sigurd, laid him low in Himinheid, a place-name which means 'field of heaven'. After him his son Ingjald [...][4]

The original text of Ynglingatal is hard to interprete, and it only says that Anund died und Himinfjöllum (under the sky mountains) and that stones were implied. According to Historia Norwegiae, he was murded by his brother Sigvard in Himinherthy (which the source says means "the fields of the sky", cœli campus. Such a place name is not known and Birger Nerman suggests that the original place of death was under the sky mountains, i.e. under the clouds (cf. the etymology of cloud). Consequently, he may have been killed outdoors, by his brother and with a stone. In the translation above, Laing has made the same interpretation as Nerman.

Thorsteins saga Víkingssonar says that Anund was not the son of Ingvar, but the son of his grandfather Östen. It also relates that he had a brother named Olaf who was the king of Fjordane.

All sources say that Anund was the father of the infamous Ingjald ill-ruler. -------------------- Slik beskrives Bröt-Anund på svensk Wikipedia (2009):

Bröt-Anund av Skilfingaätten (yngre Ynglingaätten) nämns av Snorre Sturlasson i Ynglingasagan där han är son till kung Ingvar av Ynglingaätten som stupade i kamp med esterna. Efter honom blev Anund kung i Svitjod. Han hämnades sin far i Estland och byggde sedan vidare i Svitjod. Han röjde land och byggde vägar och kallas därför Bröt-Anund ('väg-Anund'). Han hade en kungsgård i varje storbygd ('husby'), men hans eget land var det uppsvenska Tiundaland.

En kväll passerade han ett ställe kallat Himinheid med trånga fjälldalar och höga berg på båda sidorna. Det regnade, och den snö som tidigare legat på bergstopparna rasade ner tillsammans med lera och sten varvid kungen och många av hans män dog. Enligt Historia Norwegiæ skall han istället ha dödats av sin halvbror Sigvard.

Han efterträddes av sin son Ingjald Illråde, som blev den siste kungen av Skilfingaätten. Hans son Olof blev i sin tur sedermera tvungen att fly till Värmland, där han tog upp farfar Anunds idéer och blev skogsröjare, han kallades därför Trätälja.

Ibland har man satt likhetstecken mellan Himinheid och sockennamnet Himmeta i Västmanland och i så fall skulle Ströbohögen kunna betraktas som Anunds gravhög. Vanligare är dock gissningen att den väldiga Anundshögen vid Badelunda är kung Anunds grav. -------------------- Onund var en mycket populär kung som lät bygga vägar och röjde mark och sådde. När han en gång under ett regnväder passerade en trång passage, drabbades han och hans följe av ett jordras och dödades.

20. ONUND ROADBUILDER - who was King in Svitjod from 545 Co 565. Onund was one of the most popular kings. He built roads, hence his name, cleared land and brought it into cultivation. As Onund was passing through a deep, narrow, valley following heavy rains, he and many of his party were buried by a landslide. His son was:

21. INGJALD THE EVIL - who was King in Sweden from 565 Co 623. -------------------- AnundFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search


Anund's mound, a grave associated with Anund. It is purported also that the name is taken from the large runestone at the site.Anund, Swedish: Bröt-Anund meaning trail-blazer Anund or Anund the Land Clearer; alternate names Brøt-Anundr (Old East Norse) or Braut-Önundr (Old West Norse), was a legendary Swedish king of the House of Yngling who reigned in the mid-seventh century. The name would have been Proto-Norse *Anuwinduz meaning "winning ancestor".[1]

In his Ynglinga saga, Snorri Sturluson relates that Anund succeeded his father Ingvar on the Swedish throne, and after his father's wars against Danish Vikings and Estonian pirates, peace reigned over Sweden and there were good harvests. Anund was a popular king who became very rich, not only because of the peace and the good harvests but also because he avenged his father in Estonia. That country was ravaged far and wide and in the autumn Anund returned with great riches.

In those days Sweden was dominated by vast and uninhabited forests, so Anund started making roads and clearing land and vast districts were settled by Swedes. Consequently he was named Bröt-Anund. He made a house for himself in every district and used to stay as a guest in many homes.

One autumn, King Anund was travelling between his halls (see Husbys) and came to a place called Himinheiðr (sky heath) between two mountains. He was surprised by a landslide which killed him.

After presenting this story of Anund, Snorri Sturluson quotes Þjóðólfr of Hvinir's Ynglingatal:

Varð Önundr Jónakrs bura harmi heptr und Himinfjöllum, ok ofvæg Eistra dólgi heipt hrísungs at hendi kom; ok sá frömuðr foldar beinum Högna hrörs um horfinn var.[1] We all have heard how Jonkur's sons, Whom weapons could not touch, with stones Were stoned to death in open day, King Onund died in the same way. Or else perhaps the wood-grown land, Which long had felt his conquering hand, Uprose at length in deadly strife, And pressed out Onund's hated life.[2]

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

Iste ergo genuit Broutonund, quem Sigwardus frater suus occidit in Himinheithi,[2] quod loci vocabulum interpretatur coeli campus. Post istum filius suus Ingialdr [...].[3]

Yngvar bred Braut-Ånund, whose brother, Sigurd, laid him low in Himinheid, a place-name which means 'field of heaven'. After him his son Ingjald [...][4]
 

The original text of Ynglingatal is hard to interpret, and it only says that Anund died und Himinfjöllum (under the sky mountains) and that stones were implied. According to Historia Norwegiae, he was murded by his brother Sigvard in Himinherthy (which the source says means "the fields of the sky", cœli campus. Such a place name is not known and Birger Nerman suggests that the original place of death was under the sky mountains, i.e. under the clouds (cf. the etymology of cloud). Consequently, he may have been killed outdoors, by his brother and with a stone. In the translation above, Laing has made the same interpretation as Nerman.

Thorsteins saga Víkingssonar says that Anund was not the son of Ingvar, but the son of his grandfather Östen. It also relates that he had a brother named Olaf who was the king of Fjordane.

All sources say that Anund was the father of the infamous Ingjald ill-ruler.

-------------------- Braut Onund Ingvarsson (b. 636)Braut Onund Ingvarsson (son of Ingvar Eysteinsson) was born 636 in Sweden.

Notes for Braut Onund Ingvarsson:

In his days there was peace in Sweden, and he became rich in valuable goods. King Onund went with his army to Estland to avenge his father,landed with his army and ravaged the country round far and wide, took a great booty and returned in autumn to Sweden. In his time there were fruitful seasons in Sweden. Onund was the most popular of kings. Sweden is a great forest land, and there are such great uninhabited forests in it that it is a journey of many days to cross them. Onund bestowed great diligence and expense on opening the woods and cultivating the cleared land. He also made roads through the desert forests; and thus cleared land is found all through the forest country, and great districts are settled. In this way extensive tracts of land were brought into cultivation, for there were country people enough to cultivate the land. Onund had roads made through all Sweden,both through forests and morasses, and also over mountains; and he was therefore called Braut-Onund (Onund Land-clearer). King Onund had a house built for himself in every district of Sweden, and went over the whole country in guest-quarters.

Children of Braut Onund Ingvarsson are:

+Ingjald Braut-Onundson. -------------------- Also called "Onund the Land-Clearer" or "Onund the Roadmaker" because he cleared land for farming and roads throughout Sweden for his subjects. -------------------- Notes for Braut Onund Ingvarsson: In his days there was peace in Sweden, and he became rich in valuablegoods. King Onund went with his army to Estland to avenge his father,landed with his army and ravaged the country round far and wide, tooka great booty and returned in autumn to Sweden. In his time there werefruitful seasons in Sweden. Onund was the most popular of kings. Sweden is a great forest land, and there are such great uninhabitedforests in it that it is a journey of many days to cross them. nundbestowed great diligence and expense on opening the woods andcultivating the cleared land. He also made roads through the desertforests; and thus cleared land is found all through the forestcountry, and great districts are settled. In this way extensive tractsof land were brought into cultivation, for there were country peopleenough to cultivate the land. nund had roads made through all Sweden,both through forests and morasses, and also over mountains; and he wastherefore called Braut-Onund (Onund Land-clearer). King Onund had ahouse built for himself in every district of Sweden, and went over thewhole country in guest-quarters.

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Västergötland, Sweden
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Uppsala, Sweden
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Svitjod, Sweden
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