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Also Known As: "Godolf", "Gudólf"
Birthplace: Asgard, Asia or East Europe
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of Geat Ját and (Unknown Wife of) Flocwald Queen of Trojans
Husband of Mrs Godwulf Queen of Trojans
Father of Flocwald; Finn and Frealaf Buri Bor
Half brother of Lnor Frey

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About Godwulf

Godwulf is father of Finn Godwulfsson ofTroyan.



From Heimskringla. Snorre Sturlason

hans sønn Heremoth, som vi kaller Hermod, hans sønn Skjaldin, som vi kaller Skjøld,

hans sønn Beaf, som vi kaller Bjar,

hans sønn Godolf,

hans sønn Burri, som vi kaller Finn,

hans sønn Frjalaf, som vi kaller Bors,

hans sønn Voden, som vi kaller Odin. Han var Tyrkerkonge. Hans sønn Skjøld,== hans sønn Fridleif, hans sønn Fred-Frodi, hans sønn Herleif, hans sønn Håvar den håndsterke, hans sønn Frodi,

Godwulf or Guðúlfr is a figure from Germanic mythology. In the two surviving sources mentioning the figure he is associated with divine genealogies.

Historia Britonum

In the 9th century Historia Brittonum Godwulf is mentioned as an ancestor of Horsa and Hengest:

In the meantime, three vessels, exiled from Germany, arrived in Britain. They were commanded by Horsa and Hengist, brothers, and sons of Wihtgils. Wihtgils was the son of Witta; Witta of Wecta; Wecta of Woden; Woden of Frithowald; Frithowald of Frithuwulf; Frithuwulf of Finn; Finn of Godwulf; Godwulf of Geat, who, as they say, was the son of a god, There is some question regarding the ancestor of Godwulf, listed as "Geat" in Historia Brittonum. Regarding these questions, English scholar Hector Munro Chadwick comments:

"The genealogies do not end with Woden but go back to a point five generations earlier, the full list of names in the earlier genealogies being Frealaf—Frithuwulf—Finn—Godwulf—Geat. Of the first four of these persons nothing is known. Asser says that Geat was worshipped as a god by the heathen, but this statement is possibly due to a passage in Sedulius' Carmen Paschale which he has misunderstood and incorporated in his text. It has been thought by many modern writers that the name is identical with Gapt which stands at the head of the Gothic genealogy in Jordanes, cap. 14; but the identification is attended with a good deal of difficulty."

Prose Edda

   In the Icelandic Prose Edda, a 13th century work by Snorri Sturluson, chapter 3 of the Prologue contains his Euhmerized account of Norse mythology. In this section, Snorri gives a genealogy stating that Guðúlfr is one of the descendants of Thor and Sif. The genealogy also states that Guðúlfr is an ancestor of Odin.


547. This year Ida began to reign, from whom arose

the royal race of North-humbria ; and he reigned twelve

years, and built Bambrough, which was at iSirst enclosed by

a hedge, and afterwards by a wall. Ida was the son of

Eoppa, Eoppa of Esa, Esa of Ingwi, Ingwi of Angenwit,

Angenwit of Aloe, Aloe ot Benoc, Benoc of Brond, Brond

of Beldeg, Beldeg of Woden, Woden of Frithowald, Fritho-

wald of Frithuwulf, Frithuwulf of Finn, Finn of Godwulf,


Lóriði is the son of Thor and Sif and forefather of Norse rulers, according to the prologue of the Prose Edda. Loridi does not appear in any other instance of Norse mythology.

One should note that the author of the Prose Edda Snorri Sturluson was a christian and he used the prologue to explain how the norse pagans came to believe what they did. The prologue allowed Snorri the framework to assert that he was a christian before going on to relate the potentially heretical pagan tales of the norse gods in the Gylfaginning. Snorri posits the theory that many of the heroes from ancient city of Troy came to Scandanavia and were revered as gods and demigods.

For these reasons Lóriði should not be considered the son of the mythical Thor. Lóriði is not an actual part of the ancient norse myths.

-Near the earth's centre was made that goodliest of homes and haunts that ever have been, which is called Troy, even that which we call Turkland. This abode was much more gloriously made than others, and fashioned with more skill of craftsmanship in manifold wise, both in luxury and in the wealth which was there in abundance. There were twelve kingdoms and one High King, and many sovereignties belonged to each kingdom; in the stronghold were twelve chieftains. These chieftains were in every manly part greatly above other men that have ever been in the world. One king among them was called Múnón or Mennón; and he was wedded to the daughter of the High King Priam, her who was called Tróán; they had a child named Trór, whom we call Thor. He was fostered in Thrace by a certain war-duke called Lóríkus; but when he was ten winters old he took unto him the weapons of his father. He was as goodly to look upon, when he came among other men, as the ivory that is inlaid in oak; his hair was fairer than gold. When he was twelve winters old he had his full measure of strength; then he lifted clear of the earth ten bear-skins all at one time; and then he slew Duke Lóríkus, his foster-father, and with him his wife Lórá, or Glórá, and took into his own hands the realm of Thrace, which we call Thrúdheim. Then he went forth far and wide over the lands, and sought out every quarter of the earth, overcoming alone all berserks and giants, and one dragon, greatest of all dragons, and many beasts. In the northern half of his kingdom he found the prophetess that is called Síbil, whom we call Sif, and wedded her. The lineage of Sif I cannot tell; she was fairest of all women, and her hair was like gold. Their son was Lóridi, who resembled his father; his son was Einridi, his son Vingethor, his son Vingener, his son Móda, his son Magi, his son Seskef, his son Bedvig, his son Athra (whom we call Annarr), his son Ítermann, his son Heremód, his son Skjaldun (whom we call Skjöld), his son Bjáf (whom we call Bjárr), his son Ját, his son Gudólfr, his son Finn, his son Fríallaf (whom we call Fridleifr); his son was he who is named Vóden, whom we call Odin: he was a man far-famed for wisdom and every accomplishment. His wife was Frígídá, whom we call Frigg.

-------------------- The Anglo-Saxon royal genealogies are a collection of the genealogies of five pre-Viking kingdoms: Bernicia, Deira, Kent, East Anglia, and Mercia. Based on genealogical traditions of the 8th century, these documents are a product of the 9th century.

They are based on the report by Bede, according to whose Ecclesiastical History of the English People (completed in or before 731)

The two first commanders are said to have been Hengest and Horsa ... They were the sons of Victgilsus, whose father was Vecta, son of Woden; from whose stock the royal race of many provinces deduce their original.

By the time of the compilation of the Historia Brittonum (ca. 830), Godwulf is introduced as an ancestor of Woden's.

The full genealogy is presented in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, composed during the reign of Alfred the Great,

The genealogy of the kings of Wessex was added to this tradition at a later date, in the 10th century.

The 9th-century Anglo-Saxon genealogical tradition was perused by Snorri Sturluson, who in the 13th century wrote his Prologue to the Prose Edda.



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Godwulf's Timeline

Asia or East Europe
Age 9
Age 39
Asia Minor, Asgard
Age 69
Asgard, Troy, Turkey
Age 72
brother, Goths, father, Troy
brother, Goths, father, Troy