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Frosti / Jøkull Karasson, king in Kvenland

Nicknames: "Frosti", "Jøkull", "Logo", "King Logi"
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Birthplace: Finland
Death: Died in Finland
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Son of Kari "Wind" Fornjotsson, King of Kvenland and Wife of Kari Fornjotsson
Husband of Mrs. Frosti/ Jokull Karasson, Queen in Kvenland
Father of Snaer Jokulsson, King of Kvenland

Occupation: King Of Kvenland."Oli kuningas kutsui Fornjotur joka hallitsi Suomessa", Konge, King of Kvenland, king in Kvenland
Managed by: Harald Tveit Alvestrand
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About Frosti / Jøkull Karasson, king in Kvenland

  • Name: Frosti or Jøkull
  • Father: Kari Fornjotsson
  • Son: Snær den Gamle (Snow the Old)

King of Kvenland, in modern Finland.

NOTE - another Frosti, father of Skjalf, is also listed on Geni as "king in Finland". Likely not the same.

His legend comes out of the "Orkneyinga Saga":

Fornjot had three sons; one was named Hler, whom we call Ægir, the second Logi, the third Kari; he was the father of Frost, the father of Snow the old" (quoted from http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/ice/is3/is302.htm)

Another version is recorded in the "Flateyjarbok", "Hversum Noregr Byggdist" - here, his name is Jokull, son of Kari, father of Snæ: "Fornjot het en mann og han hadde tre sønner. Den første het Hler, den andre Logi og den tredje Kåri. Sistnevnte rådde for vinden, Logi for ilden og Hler for sjøen. Kåri var far til Jøkul, far til kong Snæ"

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Note: The old, but still popular, LDS gedcom, and gedcoms derived from it, have WRONG information about this person. They list Frosti as father of Jøkul, denoting them as two different persons. There is no known source that supports this speculation.

-------------------- Kári' son is named Frosti ('frost') according to the Orkneyinga saga but Jökul (jǫkull, 'icicle, ice, glacier') according to the Hversu account. He is the father of Snær the Old ('Snow the Old'), who according to Sturlaugs saga is also the King of Finnmark, i.e. the northermost part Scandinavia and Kvenland.

Snær's daughter Drifa married King Vanlandi of Upsal, Sweden, as stated e.g. in the Ynglinga saga. Their son' Visbur became the King of the House of Ynglings, succeeded by his son Dómaldi, King of Sweden.

Snaer was succeeded by his son Thorri as the King of Kvenland, Finland and Gotland. Thorri's children were Gói ('Thin Snow'), Gór and Nór, who was the founder of Norway and frorefather for Halfdan the Old, of whom many royal families of Europe sprang from.

Based on Ynglinga saga, Frosti's daughter Skjálf married the King Agni of Sweden. He was succeeded by the legendary Swedish King Yngvi, according to the Íslendingabók and the Historia Norwegiæ. However, the Ynglingatal gives the sons Alrekr and Eirikr as Agne's successors.

-------------------- Kári' son is named Frosti ('frost') according to the Orkneyinga saga but Jökul (jǫkull, 'icicle, ice, glacier') according to the Hversu account. He is the father of Snær the Old ('Snow the Old'), who according to Sturlaugs saga is also the King of Finnmark, i.e. the northermost part Scandinavia and Kvenland.

Snær's daughter Drifa married King Vanlandi of Upsal, Sweden, as stated e.g. in the Ynglinga saga. Their son' Visbur became the King of the House of Ynglings, succeeded by his son Dómaldi, King of Sweden.

Snaer was succeeded by his son Thorri as the King of Kvenland, Finland and Gotland. Thorri's children were Gói ('Thin Snow'), Gór and Nór, who was the founder of Norway and frorefather for Halfdan the Old, of whom many royal families of Europe sprang from.

Based on Ynglinga saga, Frosti's daughter Skjálf married the King Agni of Sweden. He was succeeded by the legendary Swedish King Yngvi, according to the Íslendingabók and the Historia Norwegiæ. However, the Ynglingatal gives the sons Alrekr and Eirikr as Agne's successors.

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