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Hlér / Ægir / Gymir Hlessey Fornjotsson

Nicknames: "Gymir", "Gymer", "Ægir", "Hler", "Hlessey"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Finland
Death: Died in Sweden
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Son of Fornjot King of Kvenland, King of Kvenland and Unknown wife of Fornjot
Husband of Rán av Orboda / Aurboda
Father of Bara Ægirsdotter; Blodughadda Ægirsdotter; Drøfn Ægirsdotter; Heminglæva Ægirsdotter; Hronn Aegirsdotter Ægirsdotter and 4 others
Brother of Logi Fornjotsson and Kari "Wind" Fornjotsson, King of Kvenland

Occupation: Великан, вероятно морски. Снори го асоциира с Айгир - бога на морската стихия
Managed by: Flemming Allan Funch
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About Hlér / Ægir / Gymir Hlessey Fornjotsson

Legendary figure in Finland.

His legend comes out of the "Orkneyinga Saga":

"There was a king named Fornjot, he ruled over those lands which are called Finland and Kvenland; that is to the east of that bight of the sea which goes northward to meet Gandvik; that we call the Helsingbight.

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

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The name "Hlessey" is not accounted for in the Orkney saga.

It is possible that it is a misreading of a later part of the Orkney saga, about Gorr's search for Goi:

"[he travelled] after that to the Gothland scars, and thence to Denmark, and views there all the isles; he found there his kinsmen, they who were come from Hler the old out of Hler’s isle" (from http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/ice/is3/is302.htm)

In Icelandic, "Hler's isle" is written "Hlessey".

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The name "Gymer" needs sourcing.

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http://www.smokykin.com/ged/f002/f50/a0025089.htm

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http://www.renderplus.com/hartgen/htm/gymer.htm#name4490

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http://www.carsonjohnson.com/chapter09-plantagenet.htm -------------------- Ægir (Old Norse "sea") is a jötunn and a king of the sea in Norse mythology. He seems to be a personification of the power of the ocean. He was also known for hosting elaborate parties for the gods. In Snorri Sturluson's Skáldskaparmál, Ægir is identified with Gymir and Hlér who lived on the isle of Hlésey. The prose header of Lokasenna states that his hall is a place of sanctuary lit with bright gold and where the beer pours itself.

While many versions of myths portray him as a jötunn, it is curious that many do not. In some texts, he is referred to as something older than the jotun, and his origins are not really explained. Gymir, it may be noticed, is also the name of the giant father of the beautiful maiden Gerðr (the wife of Freyr) as well as the husband of Aurboða. Another link between the Ægir and the sea giants is found in Hymir, who is said in Hymiskviða to be the father of Týr.

Ægir is said to have had nine daughters with his wife, Rán. His daughters were called the billow maidens. They were named Bára (or Dröfn), Blóðughadda, Bylgja, Dúfa, Hefring, Himinglæva, Hrönn, Kólga, and Unnr, each name reflecting a different characteristic of ocean waves. Snorri lists them twice in Skáldskaparmál but in one instance he replaces Bára with Dröfn.

Ægir is a son of Fornjótr, a giant and a king of Finland, and brother of Logi (fire, flame) and Kári (wind). In Lokasenna, he hosts a party for the gods where he provides the ale brewed in an enormous pot or cauldron provided by Thor. The story of Thor getting the pot for the brewing is told in Hymiskviða. Ægir had two servants, Fimafeng (killed by Loki) and Eldir.

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Birth: About 214 in <, , , Scandinavia> 1 2

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 Orboda Scandinavia (Wife) b. About 218 in (Düsseldorf, Berg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Preussen)  

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Marriage: Abt 238 6 Nov 2004 14:29

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Gerd Gymersdotter Queen Of The Swedes b. About 239 in (, Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden)


 

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Author: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Publication: 3 Feb 2001

Title: "Genealogical Research of Kirk Larson"

Author: Larson, Kirk

Publication: Personal Research Works including Bethune & Hohenlohe Desce

ndants, 1981-2001, Kirk Larson, Private Library




-------------------- In Norse mythology, Gymir was a giant whose daughter, Gerðr, married the god Freyr.

According to the Eddic poems Skírnismál and Hyndluljóð, Gymir and his wife Aurboða are Gerð's parents. In the Prose Edda, Snorri Sturluson gave this information in Gylfaginning but in a list of kennings in Skáldskaparmál equates Gymir with the god and giant Ægir,[1] citing a verse by Hofgarða-Refr Gestsson where the kenning in question probably simply substitutes one giant-name for another.[2] Gymir is also equated with Ægir in the prose introduction to Lokasenna; however, the Nafnaþulur added later to the Prose Edda list him among the giants.

Gymir has usually been interpreted as a sea-giant, but Magnus Olsen regarded him as an earth giant in connection with his interpretation of Skírnismál in light of the hieros gamos[3] and he has also been seen as a chthonic deity.[4] Suggestions as to the etymology and meaning of his name include 'earthman', 'the wintry one', 'the protector' and 'the bellower'.[5]

According to John Lindow, one source calls Gerð's father Geysir.[6]

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Another Record: http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Orbodasson-1

Gymer Orbodasson

Born about 0214 in Sweden

Son of Orboda UNKNOWN and [mother unknown]

[sibling(s) unknown]

Husband of Orsoda Berg — married [date unknown] in Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden

Father of Gerd Gymersdottir

Died 0238 in Sweden

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