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Gudrød «the Hunter» Veidekonge (Halvdansson), Konge av Vestfold

Nicknames: "Guðrǫðr veiðikonungr", "the Proud", "Hunter King", "the Magnificent", "Jagtkonge", "den Storlåtne", "den Gjeve", "the Hunter", "El Cazador", "Jagtkonig", "Godfrey the Proud", "le Généreux", "Konge av Vestfold", "Romerike og Hadeland", "Gudrod "The Magnificent""
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Holtum, Vestfold, Norway
Death: Died in Vestfold, Norway
Place of Burial: Borre?
Immediate Family:

Son of Halvdan Eysteinsson «the Meek» den Milde; Halvdan «the Meek» den Milde Eysteinsson; Liv Dagsdotter, av Vestmar and Liv (Hlif) Dagsdotter (Dagsdatter), av Vestmar
Husband of Åsa Haraldsdotter, Daughter of Harald Granraude and Alfhild Alvarinsdotter, Wife of Gudrød Veidekonge
Father of Ragnvald of Agder GUDRODSSON; Halvdan Gudrødsson «the Black» Svarte; Rolf Gudrodsson; Olaf Gudrødsson «Geirstad-Alf» Geirstadalv and Eirick I Gudrødsson, King of Haithabu and Jutland
Brother of Sigurd, 5th King of Haithabu and Unknown Halfdansson

Occupation: Konge i Vestfold og Romerike, Rey en Vestfold, Konge, Roi, de Danemark, Konge først på 800-tallet, King of Vestfold and Romerike, Kung av Vestfold och Romerike, Kung 760-826 i Vestfold, Rusled 800-10, Kung, Konge av Vestfold, Konge først på 800 tallet
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About Gudrød «the Hunter» Veidekonge (Halvdansson), Konge av Vestfold

Gudrød the Hunter (Old Norse: Guðrǫðr veiðikonungr, Norwegian: Gudrød Veidekonge) was a semi-legendary king in south-east Norway, during the early Viking Age. He is mentioned in the skaldic poem Ynglingatal. Snorri Sturluson elaborates on Gudrød's story in Heimskringla, written c. 1230; however, this is not considered to be a historical account by modern historians. The following account is taken from Heimskringla - Ynglingesoga section 48:

Gudrød was the son of Halfdan the Mild of the House of Yngling and Liv Dagsdotter of Vestmar. He married Alfhild, a daughter of Alfarin the king of Alfheim (Bohuslän), which was the name of the area between Glomma and Göta älv, and inherited half the province of Vingulmark. They had a son, Olaf Gudrødsson.

When Alfhild died, Gudrød sent his warriors to Agder and its king, Harald, to propose a marriage with his daughter Åsa. However, Harald Granraude declined, so Gudrød decided to take his daughter by force.

They arrived at night. When Harald realised that he was being attacked, he assembled his men and fought well, but died together with his son Gyrd. Gudrød carried away Åsa and married her. He raped her and she gave him a son named Halfdan who would be called Halfdan the Black.

In the fall, when Halfdan was a year old, Gudrød was having at a feast in Stiflesund. He was very drunk and in the evening, as he was walking on the gangway to leave the ship, an assassin thrust a spear through Gudrød, killing him. Gudrød's men instantly killed the assassin, who turned out to be Åsa's page-boy. Åsa admitted that the page-boy had acted on her behalf.

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GENI NOTE: There is another Gudrød son of Halfdan, who is not the same as this one. This one is Gudrød son of Halfdan son of Eyvind; the other one is Gudrød son of Halfdan "Kvitbein" son of Olaf.

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Gudrød Veidekonge (Halvdansson) (Guðröður veiðikonung)

(In English: Gudrod the Hunter)

King in part of Norway: Vestfold / Vingulmark

Alternative fødselsår: 738, 765, 780

Alternative dødsår: 810, 821

http://www.snl.no/.nbl_biografi/Gudr%C3%B8d_Veidekonge/utdypning

http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gudr%C3%B8d_Halvdansson_Veidekonge

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gudr%C3%B8d_the_Hunter

http://lind.no/nor/index.asp?lang=no&emne=asatru&person=Gudr%F8d%20Veidekonge%20%28Halvdansson%29

Mens skipet hans lå i “Stivlesund” (et ukjent sted), ble han offer for et snikmord. Morderen var Åsas skosvein, og det ble ikke lagt skjul på at hun stod bak. Hva som skjedde med Åsa etterpå, sies det ingenting om i sagaene.

Gudrød Veidekonge – og for så vidt også Åsa (men ikke nødvendigvis under dette navnet) – må oppfattes som gamle sagnskikkelser i skandinavisk/nordeuropeisk sammenheng. Gudrød svarer som skikkelse i noen grad til en legendarisk dansk konge, Godofridus, som regjerte på begynnelsen av 800-tallet og er nevnt i frankiske kilder. Men han har også lånt trekk fra andre “Gudrød”-skikkelser (blant dem en norsk Dublin-konge). Ifølge en av de frankiske kildene ble Godofridus drept i et familiedrama, og hustruen stod bak drapet.

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Gudrød the Hunter (Old Norse: Guðrǫðr veiðikonungr, Norwegian: Gudrød Veidekonge) was a semi-legendary king in south-east Norway, during the early Viking Age. He is mentioned in the skaldic poem Ynglingatal. Snorri Sturluson elaborates on Gudrød's story in Heimskringla, written c. 1230; however, this is not considered to be a historical account by modern historians.

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Konge først på 800-tallet

Gudrød Veidekonge

Gudrød Veidekonge (dvs. jegeren, av gn. veidr, jakt) ifølge Snorre konge over Vestfold og Romerike. Gudrød drepte Agderkongen, hærtok og ektet hans datter Åsa, som fødte han sønnen:

1. Halvdan Svarte.

Gudrød ble drept av Åsas trell. 1)

1) Gyldendals Store Konversasjonsleksikon (1965) D-G, sid. 3271.

Gudrød Halvdansson Veidekonge (født ca. 780 død ca. 821) var konge over Vestfold, Romerike og halve Vingulmark (omtrent dagens Østfold). Gudrød var Halvdan Øysteinsson den gavmilde og Liv Dagsdotters sønn, og far til Halvdan Svarte og Olav Geirstadalv Gudrødsson. Frem til ca. 815 var han gift med Alvhild Alfarinsdatter, og deretter med Åsa Haraldsdatter.

Gudrød fikk halve Vingulmark som medgifte da han giftet seg med Alvhild, datter av kong Alvarin Alvheim fra Alvheim (Bohuslän).

Etter Alfhilds tidlige død, la Gudrød ut på frierferd til Agder, etter datteren til kong Harald Granraude, Åsa. Harald avviste ham og Gudrød svarte med å ta livet av ham og hans sønn Gyrd, for så å røve med seg Åsa og ta henne til ektemake.

Gudrød ble myrdet i 821, på ordre fra Åsa, for mordet på hennes far og bror, og for å ha voldtatt henne.

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Forgjenger:

Halvdan Øysteinsson den gavmilde  Konge av Vestfold (ca. 800–821) 

Etterfølger:

Olav Geirstadalv Gudrødsson 

Forgjenger:

Harald Granraude  Konge av Agder (ca. 815–ca. 821) 

Etterfølger:

Åsa Haraldsdotter  

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Han var Veidekonge. (Den stormodige) 2. gang gift med Åsa Haraldsdtr.

53. OF GUDROD THE HUNTER.

Gudrod, Halfdan's son, succeeded. He was called Gudrod the Magnificent, and also Gudrod the Hunter. He was married to Alfhild, a daughter of King Alfarin of Alfheim, and got with her half the district of Vingulmark. Their son Olaf was afterwards called Geirstad-Alf. Alfheim, at that time, was the name of the land between the Glommen and Gotha rivers. Now when Alfhild died, King Gudrod sent his men west to Agder to the king who ruled there, and who was called Harald Redbeard. They were to make proposals to his daughter Aasa upon the king's account; but Harald declined the match, and the ambassadors returned to the king, and told him the result of their errand. Soon after King

Gudrod hove down his ships into the water, and proceeded with a great force in them to Agder. He immediately landed, and came altogether unexpectedly at night to King Harald's house. When Harald was aware that an army was at hand, he went out with the

men he had about him, and there was a great battle, although he wanted men so much. King Harald and his son Gyrd fell, and King Gudrod took a great booty. He carried away with him Aasa, King Harald's daughter, and had a wedding with her. They had a son by their marriage called Halfdan; and the autumn that Halfdan was a year old Gudrod went upon a round of feasts. He lay with his ship in Stiflesund, where they had been drinking hard, so that the king was very tipsy. In the evening, about dark, the king left the ship; and when he had got to the end of the gangway from the ship to the shore, a man ran against him, thrust a spear through him, and killed him. The man was instantly put to death, and in the morning when it was light the man was discovered to be Aasa's page-boy: nor did she conceal that it was done by her orders. Thus tells Thjodolf of it: --

"Gudrod is gone to his long rest,

Despite of all his haughty pride --

A traitor's spear has pierced his side:

For Aasa cherished in her breast

Revenge; and as, by wine opprest,

The hero staggered from his ship,

The cruel queen her thrall let slip

To do the deed of which I sing:

And now the far-descended king,

At Stiflesund, in the old bed

Of the old Gudrod race, lies dead."

54. OF KING OLAF'S DEATH.

Olaf came to the kingdom after his father. He was a great warrior, and an able man; and was besides remarkably handsome, very strong and large of growth. He had Westfold; for King Alfgeir took all Vingulmark to himself, and placed his son Gandalf over it. Both father and son made war on Raumarike, and subdued the greater part of that land and district. Hogne was the name of a son of the Upland king, Eystein the Great, who subdued for himself the whole of Hedemark, Toten, and Hadeland. Then Vermeland fell off from Gudrod's sons, and turned itself, with its payment of scatt, to the Swedish king. Olaf was about twenty years old when Gudrod died; and as his brother Halfdan now had the kingdom with him, they divided it between them; so that Olaf got the eastern and Halfdan the southern part. King Olaf had his main residence at Geirstad. There he died of a disease in his foot, and was laid under a mound at Geirstad. So sings Thjodolf: --

"Long while this branch of Odin's stem

Was the stout prop of Norway's realm;

Long while King Olaf with just pride

Ruled over Westfold far and wide.

At length by cruel gout oppressed,

The good King Olaf sank to rest:

His body now lies under ground,

Buried at Geirstad, in the mound."

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Familj med Alvhild ALVARINDOTTER (765 - 819)

Vigsel: omkring 780 1)

Barn:

Erik GUDRÖDSSON (782 - 854)

Ragnvald GUDRÖDSSON (801 - 836)

Familj med Åsa HARALDSDOTTER (800 - 834)

Vigsel: omkring 820 1)

Barn:

Halvdan (den svarte) GUDRÖDSSON (825 - 867)

Men när Alfhild var död sände kung Gudröd sina män västerut till Agder, där det härskade en kung som är nämnd Harald den munskäggsröde. De hade i uppdrag att fria till hans dotter Åsa på kungens vägnar, men Harald sade nej. Sändemännen kom tillbaka och förtalte kungen om utgången av ärendet. Något senare sköt kung Gudröds skepp i vattnet och for med en stor här till Agder, dit han kom helt oväntat och företog landgång och överföll kung Haralds gård om natten. Men när denne blev varse att en här kom emot honom, då gick han ut med så mycket manskap han hade. Det vart strid, men skillnaden i styrka var stor och Harald stupade jämte sin son Gyrd. Kung Gudröd tog stort byte och förde med sig hem kung Haralds dotter Åsa och höll bröllop med henne. De fick en enda son, som hette Halfdan. Samma höst som Halfdan blev en vinter gammal for kung Gudröd på gillen och låg med sitt i Stivlusund. Där var mycket drickande och kungen var svårt drucken, och på kvällen när det blev mörkt gick kungen ned ifrån skeppet. Men när han nådde landgångens ände lopp en man emot honom och rände ett spjut igenom honom, och det vart hans bane. Mannen dräptes på fläcken, men om morgonen när det blev ljust kändes han igen, och det befanns vara drottning Åsas skosven. Hon förnekade då heller inte att rådet var hennes.

(Källa: Vikingen, Nordbok 1975)

Gunröd den ädle. Gift först med Alfhild som var dotter till kung Alvarin från Alvhem.Med henne får han sonen Olof som blir kung i Vestvold. Efter Alfhilds död gifter han sig med Åsa som var dotter till kungen Harald den rödskäggie i Agder och får med henne sonen Halfdan. Gunröd övertog kungadömet efter sin far.

Se Ynglingasagan (YS) i Snorre Sturlassons kungasagor, sid 71-74.

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http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gudr%C3%B8d_Halvdansson_Veidekonge

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Gudröd the Hunter was the son of Halfdan the Mild of the House of Yngling, according to Heimskringla, a collection of sagas from thirteenth century Iceland.

Gudröd married Alfhild, a daughter of Alfarin the king of Alfheim (Bohuslän), which was the name of the area between Glomma and Göta älv, and inherited half the province of Vingulmark.

When Alfhild died, Gudröd sent his warriors to Agder and its king Harald to propose a marriage with his daughter Åsa. However, Harald declined so Gudröd decided to take his daughter by force.

They arrived at night time and when Harald realised that he was attacked he assembled his men and fought well, but died together with his son Gyrd. Gudröd carried away Åsa and married her. He raped her and she gave him a son named Halfdan who would be called Halfdan the Black.

In the fall when Halfdan was a year old, Gudröd was having at a feast in Stiflesund. He was very drunk and in the evening as he was walking on the gangway to leave the ship, an assassin thrust a spear trough Gudröd and he was killed. Gudröd's men instantly killed the assassin who turned out to be Åsa's page-boy. Åsa admitted that the page-boy had acted on her behalf.

 Noted events in his life were:

• He was a King from 00 0780 to 820 in Vestfold, Norway.

Gudröd married Alfhild Alfarinsdatter, daughter of Alfarin of Alfheim and Unknown. (Alfhild Alfarinsdatter died before 820.)

Gudröd next married Åsa Haraldsdatter, daughter of Harald Granraude and Unknown, circa 810. (Åsa Haraldsdatter was born circa 780 in Agder, Norway and died circa 840 in Norway.)

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ABT 0780 - ABT 0822

OCCUPATION: Konge først på 800-tallet

BIRTH: ABT 0780, ('den stormodige')

DEATH: ABT 0822, (drept av Åsa's tjenere)

Father: Halvdan ØYSTEINSSON

Mother: Liv DAGSDATTER

Family 1 : Alvhild ALVARINDATTER

Olav Gudrødson GEIRSTADALV 

Family 2 : Aasa HARALDSDATTER

+Halvdan SVARTE

Kilde: nermo.org

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Kung av Westfold, Vermaland, Vingulmark.

Blev högst 72 år.

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Godefrid, 6th King of Haithabu

M, #42856, d. 810

Last Edited=9 Aug 2004

    Godefrid, 6th King of Haithabu was the son of Halfdan Mildi, King of Westfold and Lif (?). He died in 810, murdered.
    Godefrid, 6th King of Haithabu gained the title of Hedemarken of Westfold. He gained the title of King Godefrid of Westfold, Hedeland, Vaermland, and Westmare. He gained the title of 6th King Godefrid of Haithabu.

Child of Godefrid, 6th King of Haithabu

-1. Erik, 13th King of Haithabu+ d. c 854

Forrás:

http://www.thepeerage.com/p4286.htm#i42856

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King of Vestfold

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gudr%C3%B8d_the_Hunter

http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gudr%C3%B8d_Halvdansson_Veidekonge

http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harald_Granraude

Da kongen av Vestfold, Gudrød Veidekonge, sendte menn for å fri til Haralds datter Åsa, takket Harald nei. Dette førte til at etter en stund satte kong Gudrød skip på vannet, og så seilte han med stor flåte vest til Agder og kongsgården på Tromøya, han kom helt uventet på dem, gjorde landgang og kom til Haralds gard om natta. Da Harald merket at en hær var kommet gikk han ut med alt det folk han hadde. Det ble en hard kamp, men overmakten var for stor. Der falt Harald og Gyrd, sønn hans. Kong Gudrød tok stort hærfang, han tok også Åsa, datter til kong Harald, med seg hjem og holdt bryllup med henne.

En lokal legende sier at Harald Granraude gjemte seg i en underjordisk tunnel med Åsa, men de ble funnet og Harald ble halshugget.

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King of Vestfold

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Gudrød Veidekonge var konge i Vestfold og skal ha døydd i 839.

Gudrød var av Ynglingeætta og son av Halvdan den milde. Han var óg kalla den "Storlåtne".

Gudrød var gift to gonger, først med Alvhild, dotter av kong Alvarin frå Alvheim, og med henne fekk han halve Vingulmark, fortel Snorre Sturlason. Sonen deira er Olav Geirstada-Alv. Etter at Alvhild var daud, bela Gudrød til Åsa, dotter til Harald Granraude i Agder. Harald nekta dette, og Gudrød for med herskip til Agder og røva Åsa. Harald og sonen hans, Gyrd, fall i slaget. Åsa vart mor til Halvdan Svarte.

Soga fortel at Gudrød vart drepen av skosveinen til Åsa.

Gudrød sat som konge i Skiringssal i Vestfold.

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Gudrød Veidekonge var konge i Vestfold og skal ha døydd i 839.

Gudrød var av Ynglingeætta og son av Halvdan den milde. Han var óg kalla den "Storlåtne".

Gudrød var gift to gonger, først med Alvhild, dotter av kong Alvarin frå Alvheim, og med henne fekk han halve Vingulmark, fortel Snorre Sturlason. Sonen deira er Olav Geirstada-Alv. Etter at Alvhild var daud, bela Gudrød til Åsa, dotter til Harald Granraude i Agder. Harald nekta dette, og Gudrød for med herskip til Agder og røva Åsa. Harald og sonen hans, Gyrd, fall i slaget. Åsa vart mor til Halvdan Svarte.

Soga fortel at Gudrød vart drepen av skosveinen til Åsa. Dette har Snorre frå Ynglingatal,

Ein kan elles merke seg at det er likskap mellom dette drapet og skildringa av drapet på langobardarkongen Alboin, fortald hjå Paulus Diaconus. Alboin vart drepen av ein svein som var i teneste hjå dronninga Rosamunda.

Gudrød sat som konge i Skiringssal i Vestfold.

Halvdan Koht skriv dette om Gudrød:

Gudrød Veidekonge er den fyrste i kongsrekkja som vi har vitnemål um har namnet "konge"; hjå Tjodolv har han elles namet "den gjævlåtne". I hans dagar, i 843, høyrer vi um at vestfoldingane kom på vikingferd til Frankrike. Tjodolv kallar dronninga hans Åsa, og A. W. Brøgger meiner at det er haugen over henne dei har funne Osebergskipet i. Åsa var etter sogone mor til Halvdan Svarte; men Tjodolv i Ynglingatal fylgjer ikkje denne ættgreina, han fortel i staden som sonen, Olav Geirstadalv, som Gudrød hadde med ei anna kone, og sidan um hans son att, Ragnvald. Hadde han kvede um Halvdan, vilde han vel snautt ha sagt slikt um mor hans. Tjodolv var ikkje hirdskald hjå Harald Hårfagre heller. Norrøne Bokverk, band fire, note.

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King of Vestfold

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Född: Cir 775 , Vestfold , Norge

Äktenskap (1): Alfhild Alfarinsdatter

Äktenskap (2): Åsa Haraldsdatter cirka 810

Död : Cir 826 , Vestfold , Norge åldern 51

Orsaken till hans död var mord av en förskottsbetalning av hans andra hustru Åsa.

 Allmänna hänvisningar: 

Gudröd av Hunter var son till Halfdan Mild till huset Yngling , enligt Heimskringla , en samling sagor från trettonde århundradet Island.

Gudröd gifte Alfhild , dotter till Alfarin kungen av Alfheim ( Bohuslän ), som var namnet på området mellan Glomma och Göta älv , och ärvde halv provinsen Vingulmark .

När Alfhild dog, sände Gudröd sina krigare till Agder och dess konung Harald att föreslå ett äktenskap med sin dotter Åsa. Minskade dock Harald så Gudröd beslutat att ta sin dotter med våld.

De kom på natten och när Harald insåg att han blev attackerad samlade han sina män och kämpade väl, men dog tillsammans med sin son Gyrd . Gudröd bortförd Åsa och gifte sig med henne. Han våldtog henne och hon gav honom en son vid namn Halfdan som skulle kallas Halfdan svarte .

På hösten när Halfdan var ett år gammal , Gudröd var med på en fest i Stiflesund . Han var mycket berusad och på kvällen när han gick på mittgången att lämna fartyget, stack en mördare ett spjut tråg Gudröd och han dödades . Gudröd män dödades omedelbart mördaren som visade sig vara Åsas sida -boy . Åsa erkände att sidan - pojken hade agerat på hennes vägnar.

 Noterade händelser i hans liv var:

• Han var en kung från 00 0780 till 820 i Vestfold , Norge.

Gudröd gifte Alfhild Alfarinsdatter , dotter till Alfarin av Alfheim och Okänd. ( Alfhild Alfarinsdatter dog före 820 . )

Gudröd nästa gifte sig Åsa Haraldsdatter , dotter till Harald Granraude och okända, ca 810 . (Åsa Haraldsdatter föddes omkring 780 i Agder , Norge och dog ca 840 i Norge. )

Källor

1 Wikipedia ( http://en.wikipedia.org/ ).

Gudrøds tilnavn Veidekonge kan oversettes "jegerkonge".

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Blev ca 58 år.

Född: omkring 765

Död: mellan 810 och 824

Noteringar

Kung i Vestfold, Norge 780-826. Född omkring 765 i Vestfold. Död omkring 826 i Vestfold. Men när Alfhild var död sände kung Gudröd sina män västerut till Agder, där det härskade en kung som är nämnd Harald den munskäggsröde. De hade i uppdrag att fria till hans dotter Åsa på kungens vägnar, men Harald sade nej. Sändemännen kom tillbaka och förtalte kungen om utgången av ärendet. Något senare sköt kung Gudröds skepp i vattnet och for med en stor här till Agder, dit han kom helt oväntat och företog landgång och överföll kung Haralds gård om natten. Men när denne blev varse att en här kom emot honom, då gick han ut med så mycket manskap han hade. Det vart strid, men skillnaden i styrka var stor och Harald stupade jämte sin son Gyrd. Kung Gudröd tog stort byte och förde med sig hem kung Haralds dotter Åsa och höll bröllop med henne. De fick en enda son, som hette Halfdan. Samma höst som Halfdan blev en vinter gammal for kung Gudröd på gillen och låg med sitt i Stivlusund. Där var mycket drickande och kungen var svårt drucken, och på kvällen när det blev mörkt gick kungen ned ifrån skeppet. Men när han nådde landgångens ände lopp en man emot honom och rände ett spjut igenom honom, och det vart hans bane. Mannen dräptes på fläcken, men om morgonen när det blev ljust kändes han igen, och det befanns vara drottning Åsas skosven. Hon förnekade då heller inte att rådet var hennes. (Källa: Vikingen, Nordbok 1975)

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Yngling family

The main family of early Norwegian kings was founded by one Gudrod Halfdansson Veidelkonge, King of Westfold; m.Asa Haraldsdottir. They were parents of:

Halfdan III "the Black", King of Westfold (830-863), +863/870; 1m: Ragnhild, dau.of King Harald Gullskiegg of Sogn; 2m: Ragnhild, dau.of King Sigurd Hjort Helgasson of Ringerike; by her he was father of:

King Harald I "Fairhair" of Norway (863-930) abdicated, *858/860, +934/940; 1m: Asa Hakonsdotter, dau.of Hakon Ladejarl; 2m: Gyda, dau.of King Eirik of Hoerdeland; 3m: Svanhild, dau.of Eystein, Jarl in Hedemarken; 4m: Snaefried, dau.of Finnen Svase; 5m: Alvhild, dau.of Ring Dagsson of Ringerike; 6m: Pss Ragnhild "the Rich" of Haithabu; He had issue as follows:

   * A1. [1m.] Guttorm, King of Viken
   * A2. [1m.] Halfdan "the Black", King of Trondelagen
   * A3. [1m.] King Sigroed of Trondelagen
   * A4. [1m.] Halfdan Hvide, +in Estonia
   * A5. [2m.] Alof Aarbod; m.ca 890 Thore Ragnvaldsson
         o B1. Bergljot Thoresdatter; m.Sigurd Jarl (+ca 962)
   * A6. [2m.] Roerek
   * A7. [2m.] Sigtrygg
   * A8. [2m.] Frode
   * A9. [2m.] Thorgils
   * A10. [3m.] King Olav in Vigen
         o B1. Tryggve Olavsson, King in Vigen and Romerike, +murdered ca 968; m.ca 960 Astrid Eiriksdatter, dau.of Eirik Bjordaskalle
               + C1. Olav Tryggvesson, King of Norway (995-1000), *968, +ca 1000; 1m: Geira, a Wendish princess; 2m: Gyda of Ireland; 3m: ca 995 Gudrun Skeggesdatter; 4m: 998 Pss Thyra of Denmark (+1000)
                     # D1. Tryggve Olavsson, +k.a.1033
                     # D2. Harald Olavsson, *999, +1000
               + C2. Ingibjorg Tryggvesdatter; m.1000 Jarl Ragnvold Ulfsson of Vaestergotland
               + C3. Astrid Tryggvesdatter; m.996 Erling Skjalgsson (+k.a.1028)
                     # D1. Aslak Eriksson, +1028; m.1015 Sigurd Svendsdatter (+1016)
                           * E1. Sven Askelsson; m.Pss Ragnhild of Denmark
                                 o F1. Knut Svensson; m.Rimhild N
                           * E2. a daughter; m.Laxe-Pal
                                 o F1. Hakon Pungelta
                                 o F2. Einar, +1155
                           * E3. a daughter
                                 o F1. Hakon Maw
                     # D2. Skjalg Erlingsson, +1062
                     # D3. Sigurd
                     # D4. Lodin, +after 1098
                     # D5. Thorer
                     # D6. Ragnhild Erlingsdotter; m.Thorberg Arnesson of Giske
                           * E1. Eystein-Orre, +k.a.1066
                           * E2. Ogmund Thorbergsson
                                 o F1. Skopti Ogmundsson, +1103
                                       + G1. Thora; m.Asulf Skulesson, of Rein
                           * E3. Thora, concubine of King Harald Hardrade and King Svend II of Denmark
                           * E4. Jorunn; m.Ulf Ospaksson Stallare (+1066)
                                 o F1. Jon Ulfsson "the Strong"
                                 o F2. Brigida
   * A11. [3m.] King Bjorn in Vestfold
         o B1. Gudroed Bjornsson; m.Cecilia N
               + C1. Harald Grenske, King of Vestfold, +ca 995; m.Asta Gudbrandsdatter
                     # D1. Saint Olav II Haraldsson "the Stout", King of Norway (1016-28), +k.a.1030; m.1019 Astrid of Sweden, illegitimate dau.of King Olof of Sweden
                           * E1. [illegitimate by Alvhild N] Magnus I "the Good", King of Norway (1035-47) and Denmark (1042-47), *1024, +1047
                                 o F1. [illegitimate] Ragnhild Magnusdatter; m.1062 Hakon Ivarsson, Jarl in Denmark (+after 1065)
                           * E2. Wulfhild, +1071; m.1042 Duke Ordulf of Saxony (+28.3.1072)
   * A12. [3m.] Ragnar Rykkil, King in Hedemarken and Gudbrandsdalen
         o B1. Agnar
               + C1. Ragnar
   * A13. [4m.] Sigurd Hrise, King of Hadaflyke
         o B1. Halfdan Sigurdsson, King of Hadaflyke
               + C1. Sigurd Syr, King of Ringeringe, +1018; m.Asta Gu12:57 25.2.2003dbrandsdatter, dau.of Gudbrand Kula
                     # D1. King Harald III "Haard Raade" of Norway (1047-66), *1015, +k.a.during his invasion in North England 25.9.1066; m.ca 1045 Elizabeth of Kiev (+after 1045)
                           * E1. Ingegerd; 1m: King Oluf I Hunger of Denmark (+1095); 2m: King Filip of Sweden (+1118)
                           * E2. Maria, +1066
                           * E3. [illegitimate by Thora Thorbergsdotter] Magnus II Haraldsson "Barefoot", King of Norway (1066-69), +28.4.1069
                                 o F1. [illegitimate] Hakon Toresfostre, co-king of Norway (1093-95), +1095
                           * E4. [illegitimate by Thora Thorbergsdotter] Olav III "the Gentle", King of Norway (1069-93), *ca 1050, +22.9.1093; m.ca 1070 Pss Ingrid of Denmark
                                 o F1. [illegitimate] Magnus III "Bareleg" "Bear-foot", King of Norway (1095-1103), *ca 1073, +k.a.Connaugt, Ireland 24.8.1103; m.ca 1101 Margareta of Sweden (+before 1130); for their descendants see HERE
                     # D2. Halfdan Sigurdsson
                           * E1. Thorberg; m.Fin Arnesson, Jarl in Halland (+ca 1065)
                     # D3. Guttorm Sigurdsson
                     # D4. Gunhild; m.ca 1025 Kattil Kalf, of Ringenes
                           * E1. Guttorm
                           * E2. Sigrid; m.Eindrid Einarsson (+k.a.ca 1050)
                     # D5. Ingerid; m.Nefstein N
                           * E1. Sigurd
                                 o F1. Sigurd Sigurdsson, +ca 1135
                           * E2. Tore
                           * E3. Gudrun; m.Skuli Tostesson Kongsfostre
   * A14. [4m.] Halfdan Haaleg
   * A15. [4m.] Godroed Ljome
   * A16. [4m.] Ragnvald, King in Hadeland
         o B1. a son
               + C1. Eyvind Kelda, +drowned 998
   * A17. [4m.] Ring, King of Hedemarken and Gudbrandsdalen
         o B1. Dag Ringsson, King of Hedemarken
               + C1. King Roerek in Hedemarken, +1021
               + C2. King Ring in Hedemarken
                     # D1. Dag Ringsson, fl 1030
                     # D2. Emund Ringsson, an official in Polotzk
               + C3. Ragnhild; m.Raud N
   * A18. [5m.] King Dag in Hedemarken and Gudbrandsdalen
   * A19. [5m.] Gudroed Skirja
   * A20. [5m.] Ingegerd
   * A21. [6m.] Erik "Blood-axe", King of Norway (930-945) and Northumbria, *ca 895, +murdered 954; m.Gunhild of Denmark (+after 970)
         o B1. Ragnvald Eriksson, +murdered ca 940
         o B2. Gorm Eriksson, +k.a.before 960
         o B3. Guttorm Eriksson, +k.a.before 960
         o B4. Harald Eriksson Graufell, King of Norway, +k.a.970
         o B5. Ragnfred Eriksson, co-king in Norway, +after 970
         o B6. Erling Eriksson, co-king in Norway, +murdered before 970
         o B7. Gudroes Eriksson, co-king of Norway, +murdered ca 999
         o B8. Sigurd Eriksson Sleva, co-king of Norway, +murdered before 970
         o B9. Ragnhild; 1m: Arnfin Torfinnsson, Jarl of Orkney; 2m: Havard Torfinnsson, Jarl of Orkney; 3m: Ljot Torfinnsson, Jarl of Norway
   * A22. [illegitimate] Haakon I "the Good", King of Norway (945-960), +k.a.960
         o B1. Thora
   * A23. [illegitimate] Ingeborg; m.Halfdan Jarl
         o B1. Gunhild; m.Fin Skjalge
               + C1. Eyvind Skaldaspiller, a poet, +ca 990
                     # D1. Harek of Thjotta, +murdered ca 1040; m.Ragnhild Arnesdatter, dau.of Arne Arnmodsson
                           * E1. Einar Fluga of Thjotta
                           * E2. Fin Hareksson, +after 1028
                                 o F1. Hakon Finnsson
                                       + G1. Ulvhild; 1m: King Inge II of Sweden (+ca 1130); 2m: King Niels of Denmark (+1134); 3m: King Sverker I of Sweden (+1156)
                           * E3. Sven Hareksson
               + C2. Njal Finnsson
                     # D1. Astrid; m.Ragnvald "the Old"

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Gudrød the Hunter (Old Norse: Guðrǫðr veiðikonungr, Norwegian: Gudrød Sigfredsson Veidekonge) was a semi-legendary king in south-east Norway, during the early Viking Age from 804 until 810. He was the father of Halfdan the Black Gudrödarson, king of Vestfold, and the grandfather of Harald Fairhair, the first king of Norway.[1]

[edit] Biography

Gudrød is mentioned in the skaldic poem Ynglingatal. Snorri Sturluson elaborates on Gudrød's story in Heimskringla, written c. 1230; however, this is not considered to be a historical account by modern historians. The following account is taken from Heimskringla.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gudr%C3%B8d_the_Hunter

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Gudrød the Hunter (Old Norse: Guðrǫðr veiðikonungr, Norwegian: Gudrød Veidekonge) was a semi-legendary king in south-east Norway, during the early Viking Age. He is mentioned in the skaldic poem Ynglingatal. Snorri Sturluson elaborates on Gudrød's story in Heimskringla, written c. 1230; however, this is not considered to be a historical account by modern historians. The following account is taken from Heimskringla.

Gudrød was the son of Halfdan the Mild of the House of Yngling and Liv Dagsdotter of Vestmar. He married Alfhild, a daughter of Alfarin the king of Alfheim (Bohuslän), which was the name of the area between Glomma and Göta älv, and inherited half the province of Vingulmark. They had a son, Olaf Gudrødsson.

When Alfhild died, Gudrød sent his warriors to Agder and its king, Harald, to propose a marriage with his daughter Åsa. However, Harald Granraude declined, so Gudrød decided to take his daughter by force.

They arrived at night. When Harald realised that he was being attacked, he assembled his men and fought well, but died together with his son Gyrd. Gudrød carried away Åsa and married her. He raped her and she gave him a son named Halfdan who would be called Halfdan the Black.

In the fall, when Halfdan was a year old, Gudrød was having at a feast in Stiflesund. He was very drunk and in the evening, as he was walking on the gangway to leave the ship, an assassin thrust a spear through Gudrød, killing him. Gudrød's men instantly killed the assassin, who turned out to be Åsa's page-boy. Åsa admitted that the page-boy had acted on her behalf.

-------------------- Jagtkonge's ancestry is found elsewhere on this tree...Jagtkonge's father was Halfdan (The Meek) Eysteinsson and his mother was Hlif Dagsdottir. His paternal grandparents were Eysteinn (Fart) Halfdansson and Hildi Eriksdatter. He had a brother named Ivar. He was the younger of the two children. He had a half-brother named Halfdan -------------------- He was also known as "the hunter", "Mikillati" which means "peace lover" and "Jagtkonge".

Gudrød the Hunter (Old Norse: Guðrǫðr veiðikonungr, Norwegian: Gudrød Veidekonge) was a semi-legendary king in south-east Norway, during the early Viking Age. He is mentioned in the skaldic poem Ynglingatal. Snorri Sturluson elaborates on Gudrød's story in Heimskringla, written c. 1230; however, this is not considered to be a historical account by modern historians. The following account is taken from Heimskringla.

Gudrød was the son of Halfdan the Mild of the House of Yngling and Liv Dagsdotter of Vestmar. He married Alfhild, a daughter of Alfarin the king of Alfheim (Bohuslän), which was the name of the area between Glomma and Göta älv, and inherited half the province of Vingulmark. They had a son, Olaf Gudrødsson.

When Alfhild died, Gudrød sent his warriors to Agder and its king, Harald, to propose a marriage with his daughter Åsa. However, Harald declined, so Gudrød decided to take his daughter by force.

They arrived at night. When Harald realised that he was being attacked, he assembled his men and fought well, but died together with his son Gyrd. Gudrød carried away Åsa and married her. He raped her and she gave him a son named Halfdan who would be called Halfdan the Black.

In the fall, when Halfdan was a year old, Gudrød was having at a feast in Stiflesund. He was very drunk and in the evening, as he was walking on the gangway to leave the ship, an assassin thrust a spear through Gudrød, killing him. Gudrød's men instantly killed the assassin, who turned out to be Åsa's page-boy. Åsa admitted that the page-boy had acted on her behalf.

-------------------- Gudrød the Hunter (Old Norse: Guðrǫðr veiðikonungr, Norwegian: Gudrød Sigfredsson Veidekonge) was a semi-legendary king in Vingulmark in south-east Norway, during the early Viking Age from 804 until 810. He was the father of Halfdan the Black Gudrödarson, king of Vestfold, and the grandfather of Harald Fairhair, the first king of Norway.[1]

Background

Gudrød was of the House of Yngling. He was the son of Halfdan the Mild, king of Romerike and Vestfold and Liv Dagsdotter, daughter of King Dag of Vestmar. The date and place of his birth is not known.

Gudrød is mentioned in the skaldic poem Ynglingatal. Snorri Sturluson elaborates on Gudrød's story in Heimskringla, written c. 1230; however, this is not considered to be a historical account by modern historians. The following account is taken from Heimskringla. [2]

Biography

Gudrød married Alfhild, a daughter of Alfarin the king of Alfheim, (Bohuslän), which was the name of the area between Glomma and Göta älv rivers. Gudrød inherited half the province of Vingulmark. They had a son, Olaf Gudrødsson. When Alfhild died, Gudrød sent his warriors to Agder and its king, Harald, to propose a marriage with his daughter Åsa Haraldsdottir. However, Harald Granraude declined, so Gudrød decided to take his daughter by force. They arrived at night. When Harald realised that he was being attacked, he assembled his men and fought well, but died together with his son Gyrd. Gudrød carried away Åsa and married her. He raped her and she gave him a son named Halfdan who would be called Halfdan the Black.

In the fall, when Halfdan was a year old, Gudrød was having at a feast in Stiflesund. He was very drunk and in the evening, as he was walking on the gangway to leave the ship, an assassin thrust a spear through Gudrød, killing him. Gudrød's men instantly killed the assassin, who turned out to be Åsa's page-boy. Åsa admitted that the page-boy had acted on her behalf. After Gudrød was killed, Åsa took the 1 year-old Halfdan and returned to Agder, where Halfdan was raised. -------------------- Gudrød the Hunter (Old Norse: Guðrǫðr veiðikonungr, Norwegian: Gudrød Veidekonge) was a semi-legendary king in south-east Norway, during the early Viking Age. He is mentioned in the skaldic poem Ynglingatal. Snorri Sturluson elaborates on Gudrød's story in Heimskringla, written c. 1230; however, this is not considered to be a historical account by modern historians. The following account is taken from Heimskringla.

Gudrød was the son of Halfdan the Mild of the House of Yngling and Liv Dagsdotter of Vestmar. He married Alfhild, a daughter of Alfarin the king of Alfheim (Bohuslän), which was the name of the area between Glomma and Göta älv, and inherited half the province of Vingulmark. They had a son, Olaf Gudrødsson.

When Alfhild died, Gudrød sent his warriors to Agder and its king, Harald, to propose a marriage with his daughter Åsa. However, Harald Granraude declined, so Gudrød decided to take his daughter by force.

They arrived at night. When Harald realised that he was being attacked, he assembled his men and fought well, but died together with his son Gyrd. Gudrød carried away Åsa and married her. He raped her and she gave him a son named Halfdan who would be called Halfdan the Black.

In the fall, when Halfdan was a year old, Gudrød was having at a feast in Stiflesund. He was very drunk and in the evening, as he was walking on the gangway to leave the ship, an assassin thrust a spear through Gudrød, killing him. Gudrød's men instantly killed the assassin, who turned out to be Åsa's page-boy. Åsa admitted that the page-boy had acted on her behalf.

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GENI NOTE: There is another Gudrød son of Halfdan, who is not the same as this one. This one is Gudrød son of Halfdan son of Eyvind; the other one is Gudrød son of Halfdan "Kvitbein" son of Olaf.

Take care!

Gudrød Veidekonge (Halvdansson) (Guðröður veiðikonung)

(In English: Gudrod the Hunter)

King in part of Norway: Vestfold / Vingulmark

Alternative fødselsår: 738, 765, 780

Alternative dødsår: 810, 821

http://www.snl.no/.nbl_biografi/Gudr%C3%B8d_Veidekonge/utdypning

http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gudr%C3%B8d_Halvdansson_Veidekonge

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gudr%C3%B8d_the_Hunter

http://lind.no/nor/index.asp?lang=no&emne=asatru&person=Gudr%F8d%20Veidekonge%20%28Halvdansson%29

Mens skipet hans lå i “Stivlesund” (et ukjent sted), ble han offer for et snikmord. Morderen var Åsas skosvein, og det ble ikke lagt skjul på at hun stod bak. Hva som skjedde med Åsa etterpå, sies det ingenting om i sagaene.

Gudrød Veidekonge – og for så vidt også Åsa (men ikke nødvendigvis under dette navnet) – må oppfattes som gamle sagnskikkelser i skandinavisk/nordeuropeisk sammenheng. Gudrød svarer som skikkelse i noen grad til en legendarisk dansk konge, Godofridus, som regjerte på begynnelsen av 800-tallet og er nevnt i frankiske kilder. Men han har også lånt trekk fra andre “Gudrød”-skikkelser (blant dem en norsk Dublin-konge). Ifølge en av de frankiske kildene ble Godofridus drept i et familiedrama, og hustruen stod bak drapet.

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Gudrød the Hunter (Old Norse: Guðrǫðr veiðikonungr, Norwegian: Gudrød Veidekonge) was a semi-legendary king in south-east Norway, during the early Viking Age. He is mentioned in the skaldic poem Ynglingatal. Snorri Sturluson elaborates on Gudrød's story in Heimskringla, written c. 1230; however, this is not considered to be a historical account by modern historians.

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Konge først på 800-tallet

Gudrød Veidekonge

Gudrød Veidekonge (dvs. jegeren, av gn. veidr, jakt) ifølge Snorre konge over Vestfold og Romerike. Gudrød drepte Agderkongen, hærtok og ektet hans datter Åsa, som fødte han sønnen:

1. Halvdan Svarte.

Gudrød ble drept av Åsas trell. 1)

1) Gyldendals Store Konversasjonsleksikon (1965) D-G, sid. 3271.

Gudrød Halvdansson Veidekonge (født ca. 780 død ca. 821) var konge over Vestfold, Romerike og halve Vingulmark (omtrent dagens Østfold). Gudrød var Halvdan Øysteinsson den gavmilde og Liv Dagsdotters sønn, og far til Halvdan Svarte og Olav Geirstadalv Gudrødsson. Frem til ca. 815 var han gift med Alvhild Alfarinsdatter, og deretter med Åsa Haraldsdatter.

Gudrød fikk halve Vingulmark som medgifte da han giftet seg med Alvhild, datter av kong Alvarin Alvheim fra Alvheim (Bohuslän).

Etter Alfhilds tidlige død, la Gudrød ut på frierferd til Agder, etter datteren til kong Harald Granraude, Åsa. Harald avviste ham og Gudrød svarte med å ta livet av ham og hans sønn Gyrd, for så å røve med seg Åsa og ta henne til ektemake.

Gudrød ble myrdet i 821, på ordre fra Åsa, for mordet på hennes far og bror, og for å ha voldtatt henne.

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Forgjenger:

Halvdan Øysteinsson den gavmilde Konge av Vestfold (ca. 800–821)

Etterfølger:

Olav Geirstadalv Gudrødsson

Forgjenger:

Harald Granraude Konge av Agder (ca. 815–ca. 821)

Etterfølger:

Åsa Haraldsdotter

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Han var Veidekonge. (Den stormodige) 2. gang gift med Åsa Haraldsdtr.

53. OF GUDROD THE HUNTER.

Gudrod, Halfdan's son, succeeded. He was called Gudrod the Magnificent, and also Gudrod the Hunter. He was married to Alfhild, a daughter of King Alfarin of Alfheim, and got with her half the district of Vingulmark. Their son Olaf was afterwards called Geirstad-Alf. Alfheim, at that time, was the name of the land between the Glommen and Gotha rivers. Now when Alfhild died, King Gudrod sent his men west to Agder to the king who ruled there, and who was called Harald Redbeard. They were to make proposals to his daughter Aasa upon the king's account; but Harald declined the match, and the ambassadors returned to the king, and told him the result of their errand. Soon after King

Gudrod hove down his ships into the water, and proceeded with a great force in them to Agder. He immediately landed, and came altogether unexpectedly at night to King Harald's house. When Harald was aware that an army was at hand, he went out with the

men he had about him, and there was a great battle, although he wanted men so much. King Harald and his son Gyrd fell, and King Gudrod took a great booty. He carried away with him Aasa, King Harald's daughter, and had a wedding with her. They had a son by their marriage called Halfdan; and the autumn that Halfdan was a year old Gudrod went upon a round of feasts. He lay with his ship in Stiflesund, where they had been drinking hard, so that the king was very tipsy. In the evening, about dark, the king left the ship; and when he had got to the end of the gangway from the ship to the shore, a man ran against him, thrust a spear through him, and killed him. The man was instantly put to death, and in the morning when it was light the man was discovered to be Aasa's page-boy: nor did she conceal that it was done by her orders. Thus tells Thjodolf of it: --

"Gudrod is gone to his long rest,

Despite of all his haughty pride --

A traitor's spear has pierced his side:

For Aasa cherished in her breast

Revenge; and as, by wine opprest,

The hero staggered from his ship,

The cruel queen her thrall let slip

To do the deed of which I sing:

And now the far-descended king,

At Stiflesund, in the old bed

Of the old Gudrod race, lies dead."

54. OF KING OLAF'S DEATH.

Olaf came to the kingdom after his father. He was a great warrior, and an able man; and was besides remarkably handsome, very strong and large of growth. He had Westfold; for King Alfgeir took all Vingulmark to himself, and placed his son Gandalf over it. Both father and son made war on Raumarike, and subdued the greater part of that land and district. Hogne was the name of a son of the Upland king, Eystein the Great, who subdued for himself the whole of Hedemark, Toten, and Hadeland. Then Vermeland fell off from Gudrod's sons, and turned itself, with its payment of scatt, to the Swedish king. Olaf was about twenty years old when Gudrod died; and as his brother Halfdan now had the kingdom with him, they divided it between them; so that Olaf got the eastern and Halfdan the southern part. King Olaf had his main residence at Geirstad. There he died of a disease in his foot, and was laid under a mound at Geirstad. So sings Thjodolf: --

"Long while this branch of Odin's stem

Was the stout prop of Norway's realm;

Long while King Olaf with just pride

Ruled over Westfold far and wide.

At length by cruel gout oppressed,

The good King Olaf sank to rest:

His body now lies under ground,

Buried at Geirstad, in the mound."

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Familj med Alvhild ALVARINDOTTER (765 - 819)

Vigsel: omkring 780 1)

Barn:

Erik GUDRÖDSSON (782 - 854)

Ragnvald GUDRÖDSSON (801 - 836)

Familj med Åsa HARALDSDOTTER (800 - 834)

Vigsel: omkring 820 1)

Barn:

Halvdan (den svarte) GUDRÖDSSON (825 - 867)

Men när Alfhild var död sände kung Gudröd sina män västerut till Agder, där det härskade en kung som är nämnd Harald den munskäggsröde. De hade i uppdrag att fria till hans dotter Åsa på kungens vägnar, men Harald sade nej. Sändemännen kom tillbaka och förtalte kungen om utgången av ärendet. Något senare sköt kung Gudröds skepp i vattnet och for med en stor här till Agder, dit han kom helt oväntat och företog landgång och överföll kung Haralds gård om natten. Men när denne blev varse att en här kom emot honom, då gick han ut med så mycket manskap han hade. Det vart strid, men skillnaden i styrka var stor och Harald stupade jämte sin son Gyrd. Kung Gudröd tog stort byte och förde med sig hem kung Haralds dotter Åsa och höll bröllop med henne. De fick en enda son, som hette Halfdan. Samma höst som Halfdan blev en vinter gammal for kung Gudröd på gillen och låg med sitt i Stivlusund. Där var mycket drickande och kungen var svårt drucken, och på kvällen när det blev mörkt gick kungen ned ifrån skeppet. Men när han nådde landgångens ände lopp en man emot honom och rände ett spjut igenom honom, och det vart hans bane. Mannen dräptes på fläcken, men om morgonen när det blev ljust kändes han igen, och det befanns vara drottning Åsas skosven. Hon förnekade då heller inte att rådet var hennes.

(Källa: Vikingen, Nordbok 1975)

Gunröd den ädle. Gift först med Alfhild som var dotter till kung Alvarin från Alvhem.Med henne får han sonen Olof som blir kung i Vestvold. Efter Alfhilds död gifter han sig med Åsa som var dotter till kungen Harald den rödskäggie i Agder och får med henne sonen Halfdan. Gunröd övertog kungadömet efter sin far.

Se Ynglingasagan (YS) i Snorre Sturlassons kungasagor, sid 71-74.

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Gudröd the Hunter was the son of Halfdan the Mild of the House of Yngling, according to Heimskringla, a collection of sagas from thirteenth century Iceland.

Gudröd married Alfhild, a daughter of Alfarin the king of Alfheim (Bohuslän), which was the name of the area between Glomma and Göta älv, and inherited half the province of Vingulmark.

When Alfhild died, Gudröd sent his warriors to Agder and its king Harald to propose a marriage with his daughter Åsa. However, Harald declined so Gudröd decided to take his daughter by force.

They arrived at night time and when Harald realised that he was attacked he assembled his men and fought well, but died together with his son Gyrd. Gudröd carried away Åsa and married her. He raped her and she gave him a son named Halfdan who would be called Halfdan the Black.

In the fall when Halfdan was a year old, Gudröd was having at a feast in Stiflesund. He was very drunk and in the evening as he was walking on the gangway to leave the ship, an assassin thrust a spear trough Gudröd and he was killed. Gudröd's men instantly killed the assassin who turned out to be Åsa's page-boy. Åsa admitted that the page-boy had acted on her behalf.

Noted events in his life were:

• He was a King from 00 0780 to 820 in Vestfold, Norway.

Gudröd married Alfhild Alfarinsdatter, daughter of Alfarin of Alfheim and Unknown. (Alfhild Alfarinsdatter died before 820.)

Gudröd next married Åsa Haraldsdatter, daughter of Harald Granraude and Unknown, circa 810. (Åsa Haraldsdatter was born circa 780 in Agder, Norway and died circa 840 in Norway.)

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ABT 0780 - ABT 0822

OCCUPATION: Konge først på 800-tallet

BIRTH: ABT 0780, ('den stormodige')

DEATH: ABT 0822, (drept av Åsa's tjenere)

Father: Halvdan ØYSTEINSSON

Mother: Liv DAGSDATTER

Family 1 : Alvhild ALVARINDATTER

Olav Gudrødson GEIRSTADALV

Family 2 : Aasa HARALDSDATTER

+Halvdan SVARTE

Kilde: nermo.org

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Kung av Westfold, Vermaland, Vingulmark.

Blev högst 72 år.

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Godefrid, 6th King of Haithabu

M, #42856, d. 810

Last Edited=9 Aug 2004

   Godefrid, 6th King of Haithabu was the son of Halfdan Mildi, King of Westfold and Lif (?). He died in 810, murdered.
   Godefrid, 6th King of Haithabu gained the title of Hedemarken of Westfold. He gained the title of King Godefrid of Westfold, Hedeland, Vaermland, and Westmare. He gained the title of 6th King Godefrid of Haithabu.

Child of Godefrid, 6th King of Haithabu

-1. Erik, 13th King of Haithabu+ d. c 854

Forrás:

http://www.thepeerage.com/p4286.htm#i42856

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King of Vestfold

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gudr%C3%B8d_the_Hunter

http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gudr%C3%B8d_Halvdansson_Veidekonge

http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harald_Granraude

Da kongen av Vestfold, Gudrød Veidekonge, sendte menn for å fri til Haralds datter Åsa, takket Harald nei. Dette førte til at etter en stund satte kong Gudrød skip på vannet, og så seilte han med stor flåte vest til Agder og kongsgården på Tromøya, han kom helt uventet på dem, gjorde landgang og kom til Haralds gard om natta. Da Harald merket at en hær var kommet gikk han ut med alt det folk han hadde. Det ble en hard kamp, men overmakten var for stor. Der falt Harald og Gyrd, sønn hans. Kong Gudrød tok stort hærfang, han tok også Åsa, datter til kong Harald, med seg hjem og holdt bryllup med henne.

En lokal legende sier at Harald Granraude gjemte seg i en underjordisk tunnel med Åsa, men de ble funnet og Harald ble halshugget.

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King of Vestfold

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Gudrød Veidekonge var konge i Vestfold og skal ha døydd i 839.

Gudrød var av Ynglingeætta og son av Halvdan den milde. Han var óg kalla den "Storlåtne".

Gudrød var gift to gonger, først med Alvhild, dotter av kong Alvarin frå Alvheim, og med henne fekk han halve Vingulmark, fortel Snorre Sturlason. Sonen deira er Olav Geirstada-Alv. Etter at Alvhild var daud, bela Gudrød til Åsa, dotter til Harald Granraude i Agder. Harald nekta dette, og Gudrød for med herskip til Agder og røva Åsa. Harald og sonen hans, Gyrd, fall i slaget. Åsa vart mor til Halvdan Svarte.

Soga fortel at Gudrød vart drepen av skosveinen til Åsa.

Gudrød sat som konge i Skiringssal i Vestfold.

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Gudrød Veidekonge var konge i Vestfold og skal ha døydd i 839.

Gudrød var av Ynglingeætta og son av Halvdan den milde. Han var óg kalla den "Storlåtne".

Gudrød var gift to gonger, først med Alvhild, dotter av kong Alvarin frå Alvheim, og med henne fekk han halve Vingulmark, fortel Snorre Sturlason. Sonen deira er Olav Geirstada-Alv. Etter at Alvhild var daud, bela Gudrød til Åsa, dotter til Harald Granraude i Agder. Harald nekta dette, og Gudrød for med herskip til Agder og røva Åsa. Harald og sonen hans, Gyrd, fall i slaget. Åsa vart mor til Halvdan Svarte.

Soga fortel at Gudrød vart drepen av skosveinen til Åsa. Dette har Snorre frå Ynglingatal,

Ein kan elles merke seg at det er likskap mellom dette drapet og skildringa av drapet på langobardarkongen Alboin, fortald hjå Paulus Diaconus. Alboin vart drepen av ein svein som var i teneste hjå dronninga Rosamunda.

Gudrød sat som konge i Skiringssal i Vestfold.

Halvdan Koht skriv dette om Gudrød:

Gudrød Veidekonge er den fyrste i kongsrekkja som vi har vitnemål um har namnet "konge"; hjå Tjodolv har han elles namet "den gjævlåtne". I hans dagar, i 843, høyrer vi um at vestfoldingane kom på vikingferd til Frankrike. Tjodolv kallar dronninga hans Åsa, og A. W. Brøgger meiner at det er haugen over henne dei har funne Osebergskipet i. Åsa var etter sogone mor til Halvdan Svarte; men Tjodolv i Ynglingatal fylgjer ikkje denne ættgreina, han fortel i staden som sonen, Olav Geirstadalv, som Gudrød hadde med ei anna kone, og sidan um hans son att, Ragnvald. Hadde han kvede um Halvdan, vilde han vel snautt ha sagt slikt um mor hans. Tjodolv var ikkje hirdskald hjå Harald Hårfagre heller. Norrøne Bokverk, band fire, note.

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King of Vestfold

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Född: Cir 775 , Vestfold , Norge

Äktenskap (1): Alfhild Alfarinsdatter

Äktenskap (2): Åsa Haraldsdatter cirka 810

Död : Cir 826 , Vestfold , Norge åldern 51

Orsaken till hans död var mord av en förskottsbetalning av hans andra hustru Åsa.

Allmänna hänvisningar: 

Gudröd av Hunter var son till Halfdan Mild till huset Yngling , enligt Heimskringla , en samling sagor från trettonde århundradet Island.

Gudröd gifte Alfhild , dotter till Alfarin kungen av Alfheim ( Bohuslän ), som var namnet på området mellan Glomma och Göta älv , och ärvde halv provinsen Vingulmark .

När Alfhild dog, sände Gudröd sina krigare till Agder och dess konung Harald att föreslå ett äktenskap med sin dotter Åsa. Minskade dock Harald så Gudröd beslutat att ta sin dotter med våld.

De kom på natten och när Harald insåg att han blev attackerad samlade han sina män och kämpade väl, men dog tillsammans med sin son Gyrd . Gudröd bortförd Åsa och gifte sig med henne. Han våldtog henne och hon gav honom en son vid namn Halfdan som skulle kallas Halfdan svarte .

På hösten när Halfdan var ett år gammal , Gudröd var med på en fest i Stiflesund . Han var mycket berusad och på kvällen när han gick på mittgången att lämna fartyget, stack en mördare ett spjut tråg Gudröd och han dödades . Gudröd män dödades omedelbart mördaren som visade sig vara Åsas sida -boy . Åsa erkände att sidan - pojken hade agerat på hennes vägnar.

Noterade händelser i hans liv var:

• Han var en kung från 00 0780 till 820 i Vestfold , Norge.

Gudröd gifte Alfhild Alfarinsdatter , dotter till Alfarin av Alfheim och Okänd. ( Alfhild Alfarinsdatter dog före 820 . )

Gudröd nästa gifte sig Åsa Haraldsdatter , dotter till Harald Granraude och okända, ca 810 . (Åsa Haraldsdatter föddes omkring 780 i Agder , Norge och dog ca 840 i Norge. )

Källor

1 Wikipedia ( http://en.wikipedia.org/ ).

Gudrøds tilnavn Veidekonge kan oversettes "jegerkonge".

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Blev ca 58 år.

Född: omkring 765

Död: mellan 810 och 824

Noteringar

Kung i Vestfold, Norge 780-826. Född omkring 765 i Vestfold. Död omkring 826 i Vestfold. Men när Alfhild var död sände kung Gudröd sina män västerut till Agder, där det härskade en kung som är nämnd Harald den munskäggsröde. De hade i uppdrag att fria till hans dotter Åsa på kungens vägnar, men Harald sade nej. Sändemännen kom tillbaka och förtalte kungen om utgången av ärendet. Något senare sköt kung Gudröds skepp i vattnet och for med en stor här till Agder, dit han kom helt oväntat och företog landgång och överföll kung Haralds gård om natten. Men när denne blev varse att en här kom emot honom, då gick han ut med så mycket manskap han hade. Det vart strid, men skillnaden i styrka var stor och Harald stupade jämte sin son Gyrd. Kung Gudröd tog stort byte och förde med sig hem kung Haralds dotter Åsa och höll bröllop med henne. De fick en enda son, som hette Halfdan. Samma höst som Halfdan blev en vinter gammal for kung Gudröd på gillen och låg med sitt i Stivlusund. Där var mycket drickande och kungen var svårt drucken, och på kvällen när det blev mörkt gick kungen ned ifrån skeppet. Men när han nådde landgångens ände lopp en man emot honom och rände ett spjut igenom honom, och det vart hans bane. Mannen dräptes på fläcken, men om morgonen när det blev ljust kändes han igen, och det befanns vara drottning Åsas skosven. Hon förnekade då heller inte att rådet var hennes. (Källa: Vikingen, Nordbok 1975)

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Yngling family

The main family of early Norwegian kings was founded by one Gudrod Halfdansson Veidelkonge, King of Westfold; m.Asa Haraldsdottir. They were parents of:

Halfdan III "the Black", King of Westfold (830-863), +863/870; 1m: Ragnhild, dau.of King Harald Gullskiegg of Sogn; 2m: Ragnhild, dau.of King Sigurd Hjort Helgasson of Ringerike; by her he was father of:

King Harald I "Fairhair" of Norway (863-930) abdicated, *858/860, +934/940; 1m: Asa Hakonsdotter, dau.of Hakon Ladejarl; 2m: Gyda, dau.of King Eirik of Hoerdeland; 3m: Svanhild, dau.of Eystein, Jarl in Hedemarken; 4m: Snaefried, dau.of Finnen Svase; 5m: Alvhild, dau.of Ring Dagsson of Ringerike; 6m: Pss Ragnhild "the Rich" of Haithabu; He had issue as follows:

  * A1. [1m.] Guttorm, King of Viken
  * A2. [1m.] Halfdan "the Black", King of Trondelagen
  * A3. [1m.] King Sigroed of Trondelagen
  * A4. [1m.] Halfdan Hvide, +in Estonia
  * A5. [2m.] Alof Aarbod; m.ca 890 Thore Ragnvaldsson
        o B1. Bergljot Thoresdatter; m.Sigurd Jarl (+ca 962)
  * A6. [2m.] Roerek
  * A7. [2m.] Sigtrygg
  * A8. [2m.] Frode
  * A9. [2m.] Thorgils
  * A10. [3m.] King Olav in Vigen
        o B1. Tryggve Olavsson, King in Vigen and Romerike, +murdered ca 968; m.ca 960 Astrid Eiriksdatter, dau.of Eirik Bjordaskalle
              + C1. Olav Tryggvesson, King of Norway (995-1000), *968, +ca 1000; 1m: Geira, a Wendish princess; 2m: Gyda of Ireland; 3m: ca 995 Gudrun Skeggesdatter; 4m: 998 Pss Thyra of Denmark (+1000)
                    # D1. Tryggve Olavsson, +k.a.1033
                    # D2. Harald Olavsson, *999, +1000
              + C2. Ingibjorg Tryggvesdatter; m.1000 Jarl Ragnvold Ulfsson of Vaestergotland
              + C3. Astrid Tryggvesdatter; m.996 Erling Skjalgsson (+k.a.1028)
                    # D1. Aslak Eriksson, +1028; m.1015 Sigurd Svendsdatter (+1016)
                          * E1. Sven Askelsson; m.Pss Ragnhild of Denmark
                                o F1. Knut Svensson; m.Rimhild N
                          * E2. a daughter; m.Laxe-Pal
                                o F1. Hakon Pungelta
                                o F2. Einar, +1155
                          * E3. a daughter
                                o F1. Hakon Maw
                    # D2. Skjalg Erlingsson, +1062
                    # D3. Sigurd
                    # D4. Lodin, +after 1098
                    # D5. Thorer
                    # D6. Ragnhild Erlingsdotter; m.Thorberg Arnesson of Giske
                          * E1. Eystein-Orre, +k.a.1066
                          * E2. Ogmund Thorbergsson
                                o F1. Skopti Ogmundsson, +1103
                                      + G1. Thora; m.Asulf Skulesson, of Rein
                          * E3. Thora, concubine of King Harald Hardrade and King Svend II of Denmark
                          * E4. Jorunn; m.Ulf Ospaksson Stallare (+1066)
                                o F1. Jon Ulfsson "the Strong"
                                o F2. Brigida
  * A11. [3m.] King Bjorn in Vestfold
        o B1. Gudroed Bjornsson; m.Cecilia N
              + C1. Harald Grenske, King of Vestfold, +ca 995; m.Asta Gudbrandsdatter
                    # D1. Saint Olav II Haraldsson "the Stout", King of Norway (1016-28), +k.a.1030; m.1019 Astrid of Sweden, illegitimate dau.of King Olof of Sweden
                          * E1. [illegitimate by Alvhild N] Magnus I "the Good", King of Norway (1035-47) and Denmark (1042-47), *1024, +1047
                                o F1. [illegitimate] Ragnhild Magnusdatter; m.1062 Hakon Ivarsson, Jarl in Denmark (+after 1065)
                          * E2. Wulfhild, +1071; m.1042 Duke Ordulf of Saxony (+28.3.1072)
  * A12. [3m.] Ragnar Rykkil, King in Hedemarken and Gudbrandsdalen
        o B1. Agnar
              + C1. Ragnar
  * A13. [4m.] Sigurd Hrise, King of Hadaflyke
        o B1. Halfdan Sigurdsson, King of Hadaflyke
              + C1. Sigurd Syr, King of Ringeringe, +1018; m.Asta Gu12:57 25.2.2003dbrandsdatter, dau.of Gudbrand Kula
                    # D1. King Harald III "Haard Raade" of Norway (1047-66), *1015, +k.a.during his invasion in North England 25.9.1066; m.ca 1045 Elizabeth of Kiev (+after 1045)
                          * E1. Ingegerd; 1m: King Oluf I Hunger of Denmark (+1095); 2m: King Filip of Sweden (+1118)
                          * E2. Maria, +1066
                          * E3. [illegitimate by Thora Thorbergsdotter] Magnus II Haraldsson "Barefoot", King of Norway (1066-69), +28.4.1069
                                o F1. [illegitimate] Hakon Toresfostre, co-king of Norway (1093-95), +1095
                          * E4. [illegitimate by Thora Thorbergsdotter] Olav III "the Gentle", King of Norway (1069-93), *ca 1050, +22.9.1093; m.ca 1070 Pss Ingrid of Denmark
                                o F1. [illegitimate] Magnus III "Bareleg" "Bear-foot", King of Norway (1095-1103), *ca 1073, +k.a.Connaugt, Ireland 24.8.1103; m.ca 1101 Margareta of Sweden (+before 1130); for their descendants see HERE
                    # D2. Halfdan Sigurdsson
                          * E1. Thorberg; m.Fin Arnesson, Jarl in Halland (+ca 1065)
                    # D3. Guttorm Sigurdsson
                    # D4. Gunhild; m.ca 1025 Kattil Kalf, of Ringenes
                          * E1. Guttorm
                          * E2. Sigrid; m.Eindrid Einarsson (+k.a.ca 1050)
                    # D5. Ingerid; m.Nefstein N
                          * E1. Sigurd
                                o F1. Sigurd Sigurdsson, +ca 1135
                          * E2. Tore
                          * E3. Gudrun; m.Skuli Tostesson Kongsfostre
  * A14. [4m.] Halfdan Haaleg
  * A15. [4m.] Godroed Ljome
  * A16. [4m.] Ragnvald, King in Hadeland
        o B1. a son
              + C1. Eyvind Kelda, +drowned 998
  * A17. [4m.] Ring, King of Hedemarken and Gudbrandsdalen
        o B1. Dag Ringsson, King of Hedemarken
              + C1. King Roerek in Hedemarken, +1021
              + C2. King Ring in Hedemarken
                    # D1. Dag Ringsson, fl 1030
                    # D2. Emund Ringsson, an official in Polotzk
              + C3. Ragnhild; m.Raud N
  * A18. [5m.] King Dag in Hedemarken and Gudbrandsdalen
  * A19. [5m.] Gudroed Skirja
  * A20. [5m.] Ingegerd
  * A21. [6m.] Erik "Blood-axe", King of Norway (930-945) and Northumbria, *ca 895, +murdered 954; m.Gunhild of Denmark (+after 970)
        o B1. Ragnvald Eriksson, +murdered ca 940
        o B2. Gorm Eriksson, +k.a.before 960
        o B3. Guttorm Eriksson, +k.a.before 960
        o B4. Harald Eriksson Graufell, King of Norway, +k.a.970
        o B5. Ragnfred Eriksson, co-king in Norway, +after 970
        o B6. Erling Eriksson, co-king in Norway, +murdered before 970
        o B7. Gudroes Eriksson, co-king of Norway, +murdered ca 999
        o B8. Sigurd Eriksson Sleva, co-king of Norway, +murdered before 970
        o B9. Ragnhild; 1m: Arnfin Torfinnsson, Jarl of Orkney; 2m: Havard Torfinnsson, Jarl of Orkney; 3m: Ljot Torfinnsson, Jarl of Norway
  * A22. [illegitimate] Haakon I "the Good", King of Norway (945-960), +k.a.960
        o B1. Thora
  * A23. [illegitimate] Ingeborg; m.Halfdan Jarl
        o B1. Gunhild; m.Fin Skjalge
              + C1. Eyvind Skaldaspiller, a poet, +ca 990
                    # D1. Harek of Thjotta, +murdered ca 1040; m.Ragnhild Arnesdatter, dau.of Arne Arnmodsson
                          * E1. Einar Fluga of Thjotta
                          * E2. Fin Hareksson, +after 1028
                                o F1. Hakon Finnsson
                                      + G1. Ulvhild; 1m: King Inge II of Sweden (+ca 1130); 2m: King Niels of Denmark (+1134); 3m: King Sverker I of Sweden (+1156)
                          * E3. Sven Hareksson
              + C2. Njal Finnsson
                    # D1. Astrid; m.Ragnvald "the Old"

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Gudrød the Hunter (Old Norse: Guðrǫðr veiðikonungr, Norwegian: Gudrød Sigfredsson Veidekonge) was a semi-legendary king in south-east Norway, during the early Viking Age from 804 until 810. He was the father of Halfdan the Black Gudrödarson, king of Vestfold, and the grandfather of Harald Fairhair, the first king of Norway.[1]

[edit] Biography

Gudrød is mentioned in the skaldic poem Ynglingatal. Snorri Sturluson elaborates on Gudrød's story in Heimskringla, written c. 1230; however, this is not considered to be a historical account by modern historians. The following account is taken from Heimskringla.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gudr%C3%B8d_the_Hunter

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Gudrød the Hunter (Old Norse: Guðrǫðr veiðikonungr, Norwegian: Gudrød Veidekonge) was a semi-legendary king in south-east Norway, during the early Viking Age. He is mentioned in the skaldic poem Ynglingatal. Snorri Sturluson elaborates on Gudrød's story in Heimskringla, written c. 1230; however, this is not considered to be a historical account by modern historians. The following account is taken from Heimskringla.

Gudrød was the son of Halfdan the Mild of the House of Yngling and Liv Dagsdotter of Vestmar. He married Alfhild, a daughter of Alfarin the king of Alfheim (Bohuslän), which was the name of the area between Glomma and Göta älv, and inherited half the province of Vingulmark. They had a son, Olaf Gudrødsson.

When Alfhild died, Gudrød sent his warriors to Agder and its king, Harald, to propose a marriage with his daughter Åsa. However, Harald Granraude declined, so Gudrød decided to take his daughter by force.

They arrived at night. When Harald realised that he was being attacked, he assembled his men and fought well, but died together with his son Gyrd. Gudrød carried away Åsa and married her. He raped her and she gave him a son named Halfdan who would be called Halfdan the Black.

In the fall, when Halfdan was a year old, Gudrød was having at a feast in Stiflesund. He was very drunk and in the evening, as he was walking on the gangway to leave the ship, an assassin thrust a spear through Gudrød, killing him. Gudrød's men instantly killed the assassin, who turned out to be Åsa's page-boy. Åsa admitted that the page-boy had acted on her behalf.

-------------------- Jagtkonge's ancestry is found elsewhere on this tree...Jagtkonge's father was Halfdan (The Meek) Eysteinsson and his mother was Hlif Dagsdottir. His paternal grandparents were Eysteinn (Fart) Halfdansson and Hildi Eriksdatter. He had a brother named Ivar. He was the younger of the two children. He had a half-brother named Halfdan -------------------- He was also known as "the hunter", "Mikillati" which means "peace lover" and "Jagtkonge".

Gudrød the Hunter (Old Norse: Guðrǫðr veiðikonungr, Norwegian: Gudrød Veidekonge) was a semi-legendary king in south-east Norway, during the early Viking Age. He is mentioned in the skaldic poem Ynglingatal. Snorri Sturluson elaborates on Gudrød's story in Heimskringla, written c. 1230; however, this is not considered to be a historical account by modern historians. The following account is taken from Heimskringla.

Gudrød was the son of Halfdan the Mild of the House of Yngling and Liv Dagsdotter of Vestmar. He married Alfhild, a daughter of Alfarin the king of Alfheim (Bohuslän), which was the name of the area between Glomma and Göta älv, and inherited half the province of Vingulmark. They had a son, Olaf Gudrødsson.

When Alfhild died, Gudrød sent his warriors to Agder and its king, Harald, to propose a marriage with his daughter Åsa. However, Harald declined, so Gudrød decided to take his daughter by force.

They arrived at night. When Harald realised that he was being attacked, he assembled his men and fought well, but died together with his son Gyrd. Gudrød carried away Åsa and married her. He raped her and she gave him a son named Halfdan who would be called Halfdan the Black.

In the fall, when Halfdan was a year old, Gudrød was having at a feast in Stiflesund. He was very drunk and in the evening, as he was walking on the gangway to leave the ship, an assassin thrust a spear through Gudrød, killing him. Gudrød's men instantly killed the assassin, who turned out to be Åsa's page-boy. Åsa admitted that the page-boy had acted on her behalf.

-------------------- Gudrød the Hunter (Old Norse: Guðrǫðr veiðikonungr, Norwegian: Gudrød Sigfredsson Veidekonge) was a semi-legendary king in Vingulmark in south-east Norway, during the early Viking Age from 804 until 810. He was the father of Halfdan the Black Gudrödarson, king of Vestfold, and the grandfather of Harald Fairhair, the first king of Norway.[1]

Background

Gudrød was of the House of Yngling. He was the son of Halfdan the Mild, king of Romerike and Vestfold and Liv Dagsdotter, daughter of King Dag of Vestmar. The date and place of his birth is not known.

Gudrød is mentioned in the skaldic poem Ynglingatal. Snorri Sturluson elaborates on Gudrød's story in Heimskringla, written c. 1230; however, this is not considered to be a historical account by modern historians. The following account is taken from Heimskringla. [2]

Biography

Gudrød married Alfhild, a daughter of Alfarin the king of Alfheim, (Bohuslän), which was the name of the area between Glomma and Göta älv rivers. Gudrød inherited half the province of Vingulmark. They had a son, Olaf Gudrødsson. When Alfhild died, Gudrød sent his warriors to Agder and its king, Harald, to propose a marriage with his daughter Åsa Haraldsdottir. However, Harald Granraude declined, so Gudrød decided to take his daughter by force. They arrived at night. When Harald realised that he was being attacked, he assembled his men and fought well, but died together with his son Gyrd. Gudrød carried away Åsa and married her. He raped her and she gave him a son named Halfdan who would be called Halfdan the Black.

In the fall, when Halfdan was a year old, Gudrød was having at a feast in Stiflesund. He was very drunk and in the evening, as he was walking on the gangway to leave the ship, an assassin thrust a spear through Gudrød, killing him. Gudrød's men instantly killed the assassin, who turned out to be Åsa's page-boy. Åsa admitted that the page-boy had acted on her behalf. After Gudrød was killed, Åsa took the 1 year-old Halfdan and returned to Agder, where Halfdan was raised. -------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gudr%C3%B8d_the_Hunter

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

  • Ynglingatal late ninth c.: Guðröðr,
  • Íslendingabók early twelfth c.: Goðröðr,
  • Historia Norvegiæ late twelfth c.: Guthrodr,
  • Ynglinga saga c. 1225: Guðröðr veiðikonungr,
  • Hversu Noregr byggðist 1387: Guðröðr veiðikonungr

-------------------- Gudrød den Stormodige -------------------- Gudrødr Veidikonung Hálfdanarson, King of Vestfold, received half the district of Vingulmark as the dowry for half the dowry of Ålfhild of Ålfheim.

He sent his men west to Agder, on his first wife's death, to the king who ruled there, and who was called Harald Redbeard. They were to make proposals to his daughter Aasa upon the king's account; but Harald declined the match, and the ambassadors returned to the king, and told him the result of their errand.

He succeeded his father, Halfdan the Mild.

Gudrødr also went by the name of Gudrod "the Hunting King" and Gudrod "the Magnificant".

He launched his ships against Agder landed, and came altogether unexpectedly at night to King Harald's house. When Harald was aware that an army was at hand, he went out with the men he had about him, and there was a great battle, although he wanted men so much. King Harald and his son Gyrd fell, and King Gudrod took a great booty. He carried away with him Åsa, King Harald's daughter, and had a wedding with her.

He had already married Álfhild Alfarinsdóttir, daughter of Alfarinn, King of Álfheim, Ruler of Vingulmark.

He was King at Vestfold, Norway, between 800 and 824.

He had a son called Halfdan; and the autumn that Halfdan was a year old Gudrod went upon a round of feasts. He lay with his ship in Stiflesund, where they had been drinking hard, so that the king was very tipsy. In the evening, about dark, the king left the ship; and when he had got to the end of the gangway from the ship to the shore, a man ran against him, thrust a spear through him, and killed him. The man was instantly put to death, and in the morning when it was light the man was discovered to be Åsa's page-boy: nor did she conceal that it was done by her orders.

Thus tells Thjodolf of it: --

"Gudrod is gone to his long rest,

Despite of all his haughty pride --

A traitor's spear has pierced his side:

For Aasa cherished in her breast

Revenge; and as, by wine opprest,

The hero staggered from his ship,

The cruel queen her thrall let slip

To do the deed of which I sing:

And now the far-descended king,

At Stiflesund, in the old bed

Of the old Gudrod race, lies dead."

See "My Lines"

( http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cousin/html/p307.htm#i8325 )

from Compiler: R. B. Stewart, Evans, GA

( http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cousin/html/index.htm ) -------------------- Godfrey (Gudrod) 'the Proud', King of Vestfold, Raumarike, Vestmarar married Asa of Agder, daughter of Harald Radlip, King of Agder. Godfrey (Gudrod) 'the Proud', King of Vestfold, Raumarike, Vestmarar married Alfhilda of Vingulmark, daughter of Alfheim, Ruler of Vingulmark. Godfrey (Gudrod) 'the Proud', King of Vestfold, Raumarike, Vestmarar was born circa 738 at Vestfold, Norway. He died in 810 -------------------- 26. GUDROD HALVDANSON - "Gudrod the Hunter" or Gudrod the Magnificent". He was King of Vestfold and Romerike until he was killed in 821. After Gudrod's wife died, he sent to King Harald of Agder for the hand of his daughter, Aasa of Agder, in marriage. He was so insulted and incensed when he was refused, he put to sea with a large fleet and many Viking warriors. He arrived at Agder where he killed the king and his son, then kidnapped Aasa and took her for his wife. Aasa had revenge by having one of her bondsmen kill Gudrod, after which she ruled in the name of her son who was less than one year old when his father was killed. Aasa is the Queen who is believed to have been buried in the Oseberg Viking ship, excavated in 1904 and now on exhibit in the Viking Ship Museum on Bygdoy in Oslo.

  • See her Oseberg Viking Burial Ship Above*

Their son was:

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Gudrød the Hunter (Old Norse: Guðrǫðr veiðikonungr, Norwegian: Gudrød Sigfredsson Veidekonge) was a semi-legendary king in Vingulmark in south-east Norway, during the early Viking Age from 804 until 810. He was the father of Halfdan the Black Gudrödarson, king of Vestfold, and the grandfather of Harald Fairhair, the first king of Norway.[1]

Contents 1 Background 2 Biography 3 See also 4 References 5 Other sources


[edit] BackgroundGudrød was of the House of Yngling. He was the son of Halfdan the Mild, king of Romerike and Vestfold and Liv Dagsdotter, daughter of King Dag of Vestmar. The date and place of his birth is not known.

Gudrød is mentioned in the skaldic poem Ynglingatal. Snorri Sturluson elaborates on Gudrød's story in Heimskringla, written c. 1230; however, this is not considered to be a historical account by modern historians. The following account is taken from Heimskringla. [2]

[edit] BiographyGudrød married Alfhild, a daughter of Alfarin the king of Alfheim, (Bohuslän), which was the name of the area between Glomma and Göta älv rivers. Gudrød inherited half the province of Vingulmark. They had a son, Olaf Gudrødsson. When Alfhild died, Gudrød sent his warriors to Agder and its king, Harald, to propose a marriage with his daughter Åsa Haraldsdottir. However, Harald Granraude declined, so Gudrød decided to take his daughter by force. They arrived at night. When Harald realised that he was being attacked, he assembled his men and fought well, but died together with his son Gyrd. Gudrød carried away Åsa and married her. He raped her and she gave him a son named Halfdan who would be called Halfdan the Black.

In the fall, when Halfdan was a year old, Gudrød was having at a feast in Stiflesund. He was very drunk and in the evening, as he was walking on the gangway to leave the ship, an assassin thrust a spear through Gudrød, killing him. Gudrød's men instantly killed the assassin, who turned out to be Åsa's page-boy. Åsa admitted that the page-boy had acted on her behalf. After Gudrød was killed, Åsa took the 1 year-old Halfdan and returned to Agder, where Halfdan was raised.

Preceded by Halfdan the Mild Head of the House of Yngling Succeeded by Olaf Geirstad-Alf


-------------------- Also called Gudrød the Hunter, he ruled Vestfold and Hedemark in southeast Norway. He also ruled the lesser regions of Toten, Jylland, and Hadaland. He was first married to Ålfhild. When she died he wanted to marry Åsa, the daughter of Harald Redbeard, King of Agthir (extreme south end of Norway). Harald refused, so Gudrød killed him and took Åsa by force. After bearing three sons, Åsa had her husband killed when he was laying in a drunken stupor.

Gudrød's wife, Alfhild was a daughter of King Alfaren of Alfheim. Åsa was a daughter of Harald Granraude "Redbeard" Herbrandsson.

---- Gudrød Veidekonge Halvdansson. Konge på 800-tallet. Han var konge over Vestfold og Oslo området. Han var først gift med Alvhild Alvarinsdatter, fra Alvheim, og med henne fikk han sønnen Olav Geirstadalv Gudrødsson. Ved dette giftemålet fikk han av svigerfaren kong Alvarin en del av Vingulmark (omtrent nåværende Østfold). Alvhild døde i ung alder, etter få års ekteskap. Gudrød Veidekonge var en mektig konge. Da Alvhild var død sendte han sine menn vestover til kong Harald Raudskjegg (Granraude) på Agder, for å fri til hans datter Åsa. Men Agderkongen sa nei, og sendemennene måtte reiste tilbake til Gudrød med uforrettet sak. En stund etter satte Gudrød skipene på sjøen, og dro med mye folk til Agder. Der kom de om natten uventet til kong Haralds gård, og gikk til angrep. Da kong Harald ble klar over at en hær var kommet til gårds, samlet han sammen de få soldatene han hadde på gården. Det ble kamp - hvor kong Harald falt. Gudrød tok et stort krigsbytte, samt kongsdatteren Åsa. Han giftet seg med henne, og de fikk sønnen Halvdan Svarte Gudrødsson. Da han var årsgammel dro Gudrød om høsten på gjesting. En kveld var det et stort drikkelag, og kongen selv var svært full. Da det ble mørkt gikk Gudrød opp fra skipet, men da han kom på brygga sprang det en mann imot ham og stakk et spyd gjennom ham, noe som ble hans død. Drapsmannen ble straks drept. Om morgenen - da det var blitt lyst - kjente de igjen drapsmannen, som var skosvennen til dronning Åsa. Gudrød ble myrdet som hevn for drapet på Åsas far og bror. Hun fornektet heller ikke at drapet var skjedd etter hennes råd. Gudrød Veidekonges sønn Olav - fra første ekteskap - ble konge i Vestfold etter faren. Det er fortalt om ham at han var en mektig konge og en stor hærmann. Han døde av fotverk, og ble hauglagt på sin gård Geirstad (muligens Gjekstad i Sandar, nabogården til Gokstad, der Gokstadskipet ble funnet). Gudrød Veidekonges rike gikk i arv til sønnen Ragnvald. Senere ble Olav Gudrødsson dyrket som en slags godvette i området, og ble gjerne kalt for Olav Geirstadalv. Gudrød Veidekonge Halvdansson var konge over Vestfold og Oslo området. -------------------- BIOGRAFI:

Gudrød Veidekonge var konge i Vestfold og skal ha døydd i 839.

Gudrød var av Ynglingeætta og son av Halvdan den milde. Han var óg kalla den «Storlåtne».

Gudrød var gift to gonger, først med Alvhild, dotter av kong Alvarin frå Alvheim, og med henne fekk han halve Vingulmark, fortel Snorre Sturlason. Sonen deira er Olav Geirstada-Alv. Etter at Alvhild var daud, bela Gudrød til Åsa, dotter til Harald Granraude i Agder. Harald nekta dette, og Gudrød for med hærskip til Agder og røva Åsa. Harald og sonen hans, Gyrd, fall i slaget. Åsa vart mor til Halvdan Svarte.

Soga fortel at Gudrød vart drepen av skosveinen til Åsa. Dette har Snorre frå Ynglingatal, der det heiter:

Løyn-siger

den løynske tenaren

hennar Åsa vann

yvi kongen,

og på Stivlesunds

seng den gamle

drap han i hel

hovdingen gjæve.

Ein kan elles merke seg at det er likskap mellom dette drapet og skildringa av drapet på langobardarkongen Alboin, fortald hjå Paulus Diaconus. Alboin vart drepen av ein svein som var i teneste hjå dronninga Rosamunda.

Gudrød sat som konge i Skiringssal i Vestfold.

Halvdan Koht skriv dette om Gudrød:

Gudrød Veidekonge er den fyrste i kongsrekkja som vi har vitnemål um har namnet «konge»; hjå Tjodolv har han elles namet «den gjævlåtne». I hans dagar, i 843, høyrer vi um at vestfoldingane kom på vikingferd til Frankrike. Tjodolv kallar dronninga hans Åsa, og A. W. Brøgger meiner at det er haugen over henne dei har funne Osebergskipet i. Åsa var etter sogone mor til Halvdan Svarte; men Tjodolv i Ynglingatal fylgjer ikkje denne ættgreina, han fortel i staden som sonen, Olav Geirstadalv, som Gudrød hadde med ei anna kone, og sidan um hans son att, Ragnvald. Hadde han kvede um Halvdan, vilde han vel snautt ha sagt slikt um mor hans. Tjodolv var ikkje hirdskald hjå Harald Hårfagre heller. Norrøne Bokverk, band fire, note. -------------------- Konge av Vestfold, Romerike og Østfold. Konge over Vestfold, Hedmark, Toten, Hadeland og Jylland. Han er nok den samme som den Gotefrid Mikilathi som oponerte mot Karl den Store. Snorre: Gudrød ble kalt Gudrød den gjeve og Gudrød veidekonge, og fikk kongedømme etter faren sin. Gudrøds første kone het Alvhild, datter til kong Alvaren fra Alvheim, og med henne fikk han halve Vingulmark (Oslosyssel). Deres sønn var Olav, som siden ble kalt Geirstadalv. Alvheim var den gang landet mellom Raumelv (Glomma) og Gautelv (Gøtaelven). Da Alvhild var død, sendte Gudrød menn vest til Agder til Harald Granraude - de skulle fri til Åsa, datteren hans. Men Harald sa nei, og sendemennene reiste tilbake. En stund etter satte kong Gudrød skip på vannet, og så seilte han med en stor flåte vest til Agder. Han kom helt uventet på dem, gjorde landgang og kom til Haralds gård om natten. Da Harald merket at en hær var kommet over ham, gikk han ut med alt det folk han hadde. Det ble kamp, men overmakten ble for stor. Der falt Harald og Gyrd, sønnen hans. Kong Gudrød tok stort hærfang, han tok Åsa med seg hjem, og holdt bryllup med henne. Med henne fikk han sønnen Halvdan. Det året sønnen Halvdan var årsgammel dro kong Gudrød på veitsler. Han lå med skipene sine i Stivlesund. Det var mye å drikke der, kongen ble svært drukken, og om kvelden da det var mørkt, ville kongen i land. Da han kom på landgangen løp det en mann mot ham og stakk spydet gjennom ham, og det ble hans bane. Mannen ble drept straks, og om morgenen da det ble lyst, kjente de ham igjen - det var dronning Åsas skosvein. Hun la heller ikke skjul på at det var henne som hadde stått bak. Så sier Tjodolv: Gudrød ble den gjeve konge felt med svik for lenge siden. Mot høvdingen hevnsykt hode dødsråd la da han var drukken. Og Åsas ærendsvein snikmyrdet hjelmkjedd konge. Budlingen ble på bredden av Stivlesund stukket ned. -------------------- King in Vestmarar, Vestfold & Raumarike. AKA "the Noble". An able soldier & strategist. Began raiding the Frankish lands of Charlemagne. Claimed Frisia & Saxony, began warring on Charlemagne in earnest. Built the 1st Danewerk for the better defense/definition of the Danish peninsula AKA Gudrod the Hunterking. Reigned 20 years. Greatly enhanced Viking naval power. Fleet of 200 ships breached Frisian/Frankish defense. Charlemagne raised the Frankish levy to await Gudrod near Verden (above Bremen). However, Gudrod suddenly died.

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Gudrød Halvdansson «the Hunter» Veidekonge's Timeline

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768
From 1st wife got half the district of Vingulmark
772
772
Denmark
775
775
Vestfold, Norway
780
780
Holtum, Vestfold, Norway
780
Den Haag, Zuid-Holland, Nederland
780
- 826
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785
Age 5
800
800
Age 20
Fylkeskonge of Vestfold
810
810
Age 30
Østre Toten, Oppland, Norge
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815
Age 35
(his 1st wife)