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Olof «Tree Feller» Trätälja (Ingjaldsson), Kung av Värmland

Nicknames: "Tree-heever", "The Tree-Feller", "Ólav 'the Woodcutter' Ingjaldsson", "Ólafur", "Ólof Trätälja", "der baumfäller", "Olaf Tallador de àrboles", "Olaf "The Wood Cutter" Ingjaldsson", "King of Värmland"
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Birthplace: Värmland, Sweden
Death: Died in Romerike, Buskerud, Norway
Place of Burial: Säffle, Värmland, Sverige
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Son of Ingjald Braut Onundsson (KING of Uppsala, Sweden); <private>; Gauthild Algautsdotter, av Götaland and <private>
Husband of Solveig Ingjaldsson and Solveig (Solva) Halfdansdotter
Father of Halfdan "Hvitbein" Olafsson, King of Uppsala; Halfdan Hvitbeinn; Halfdan Olafsson «Whiteshanks» Kvitbein; Ingjald Olofsson, king of Värmland; Elsa av Värmland and 3 others
Brother of Åsa Ingjaldsdotter «the Wicked» Illråde

Occupation: King of Norway (Vestfold) 680-710, Konge i Varmtland, Konge i Värmland, "Konungur i Svithjod" - Konge i Sverige, Konge af Sverige, Kongen av Sverige, Roi de Vestfold (1er, vers 650-vers 680), Roi de Värmland, King of Värmland, King of Varmland
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About Olof «Tree Feller» Trätälja (Ingjaldsson), Kung av Värmland

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olof_Tr%C3%A4t%C3%A4lja

Olof Trätälja, var en kung av Ynglingaätten. Han omtalas i Snorre Sturlassons Ynglingasaga i Heimskringla och då som son till Ingjald Illråde. Han uppfostrades i Västergötland hos sin fosterfar. Han bosätter sig i Värmland där han bryter mark och skapar sig ett välde. Efter en hungersnöd offras han till Oden och bränns inne i sitt hus. En annan version är att han for till Norge. Han ska ha varit gift med Solveig.

Säffle har Olof Trätälja i sitt vapen och en gravhög kallas Olof Trätäljas hög.

Varken Olof Trätälja eller Ynglingaätten är historiskt säkerställda.

Olof trätälja

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ur Snorre Sturlasons Heims-Kringla, Ynglingasagan, kapitel 45, citeras följande (översättning av Emanuel S Ekman 1765): "Nu som Olof, Konung Ingjalds Son, fick höra sin Faders frånfälle, drog han af med det folk, som honom följa wille; ty at all den gemene man gorde endräkteliga upror, til at förderfwa hela Kung Ingjalds släckt och alla hans wänner. Olof reste först up til Nerike, men så snart som de swenske fingo det weta, fick han icke längre där wara. Sedan drog han wäster öfwer marken, til den ån, som rinner nordan ifrån uti Wänern, och kallas elfwen (fellur i vöni oc Elfur heitir). Ther dwaldes the, och begynte at rödja marken, hugga skogen, bränna och bygga, hwaraf innom en liten tid blefwo stora härader, som kallades Wärmeland, som blef et godt och fruktsamt landskap. Men som det spordes til Swrie om bemälte Olof, at han uthögg skogen och rögde markena, tå kallade de honom Trätelja, och tyckte hans förehafwande wara mycket förakteligt."

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Om Åke Ohlmarks bok "Stamträd över Europas furstehus" har mycket sagts. Att den bitvis är rena sägner är ingen hemlighet. Här finns ett stamträd över Olav trätälja, konung i Värmland. Tro't den som vill... Olav trätälja Konung i Värmland Gift med Solveig från Soleyjar (Solør) Ingjald illråde i Uppsala 640-655 Gift med Gauthild av Götland Bröt-Anund 610-640 Yngvar 595-610 Eystein 575-595 Adils den mäktige 525-575 Gift med Yrsa Ottar vendelkråka 517-525 Egil tunnadolg 495-517 Aun den gamle c 450-495 Jorund c 430-450 Yngve c 415-430 Alrek c 400-415 Agne c 375-400 Gift med Skjalf från Finland Dag den vise c 355-375 Dyggve c 345-355 Domar c 310-345 Gift med Drott, syster till Dan den storslagne av Danmark Domalde c 300-310 Visbur c 250-300 Vanlande i Skuttunge c 225-250 Sveigder c 200-225 Fjolner c 175-200 Yngve-Frö c 150-175 Freja c 100-150 Frej c 50-100 Njord c 0-50 Odin Troligen beteckning för ursvearnas första tid i Uppland, i så fall ca 200-t f.Kr. till Kr.f.

-------------------- Olaf Tree Feller (Old Norse: Ólafr trételgja, Swedish: Olof Trätälja, Norwegian: Olav Tretelgja) was the son of the Swedish king Ingjald Ill-ruler of the House of Yngling according to Ynglingatal His mother was Gauthild, a princess of West Götaland, whose maternal grandfather was Olof the Sharp-sighted, the king of Nerike.

His mother sent him to his foster-father Bove in West Götaland, where he grew up with his foster-brother Saxe who was surnamed Flette.

When Olof heard of his father's death, he assembled the men who were willing to follow him and went to his kinsmen in Nerike, because after his father's atrocities, the Swedes had grown hostile towards the Ynglings.

When the Swedes learnt that Olof and his kin had sought refuge in Nerike, they were attacked and had to head west through deep and mountainous forests (Kilsbergen) to Lake Vänern and the estuary of Klarälven (where Karlstad is presently situated). Here, they settled and cleared land. Soon they had created a whole province called Värmland, where they could make good living.

When the Swedes learnt that Olof was clearing land, they were amused and called him the Tree-feller. Olof married a woman named Solveig who was a daughter of Halfdan Guldtand of Soleyar. Olof and Solveigh had two sons, Ingjald Olofsson and Halfdan Hvitbeinn, who were brought up in Soleyar in the house of his mother's uncle Sölve.

Because of king Ivar Vidfamne and his harsh rule many Swedes emigrated to Värmland, and they became so numerous that the province could not sustain them. The land was afflicted by famine of which the Swedes accused the king. It was an old tradition in Sweden of holding the king responsible for the wealth of the land (see Domalde). The Swedes accused Olof of neglecting his sacrifices to the gods and believed that this was the cause of the famine.

The Swedish settlers thus rebelled against Olof, surrounded his house on the shores of lake Vänern and burnt him inside it. Thus he was sacrificed to Odin, like his ancestor Domalde.

-------------------- Olaf Ingjaldsson "Tree Feller" Trätälja, Kung av Värmland ---------------- Olaf Tree Feller http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olof_Tr%C3%A4t%C3%A4lja Olof Trätälja http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olof_Tr%C3%A4t%C3%A4lja Olav Tretelgja http://nn.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olav_Tretelgja

Olaf Trätälja "Tree Feller" (Old Norse: Ólafr trételgja, Swedish: Olof Trätälja, Norwegian: Olav Tretelgja, all meaning Olaf Woodwhittler) was the son of the Swedish king Ingjald Ill-ruler of the House of Yngling according to Ynglingatal.

Continue: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olof_Tr%C3%A4t%C3%A4lja ---------

Olof Trätälja var en kung av Ynglingaätten. Han omtalas i Snorre Sturlassons Ynglingasaga i Heimskringla och då som son till Ingjald Illråde. Han uppfostrades i Västergötland hos sin fosterfar. Han bosatte sig i Värmland där han bröt mark och skapade sig ett välde. När man i Svitjod fick höra att Olof röjde skogar kallade man honom spefullt för "trätälja" eftersom han ägnade sig åt en sådan "smädlig" verksamhet.

"Då for han västerut genom skogarna till den å som norrifrån faller ut i Vänern och heta Älv. Där slog han och hans folk sig ner och började röja skogen och svedja och bränna och sedan bebygga landet och där vart brått stora härad, som de kallade Värmland. Där var gott land."

Efter en hungersnöd offras han till Oden och bränns inne i sitt hus. Olof fick skulden eftersom han inte blotade. En annan version är att han for till Norge. Han ska ha varit gift med Solveig.

Säffle kommun har tidigare använt Olof Trätälja i sin logotyp och en gravhög i Säffle kallas Olof Trätäljas hög. Gravhögen med det romantiska namnet från Erik Fernows tid hette egentligen Knutshögen.

Varken Olof Trätälja eller Ynglingaätten är historiskt säkerställda. Det finns också arkeologiska bevis för att Värmland var bebott innan Olof skulle ha nyröjt.

http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halvdan_Kvitbein Halvdans far [Olav Tretelgja] ble ofret til Odin av de svenske nybyggerne i Värmland på grunn av uår, men da de senere oppdaget at uåret var grunnet i overbefolning og ikke kongens handlinger valgte noen å krysse Eidskogen og slå seg ned i Solør. Her tok de Halvdan til konge siden han var sønn av deres gamle konge, Olav. De svenskene som ble igjen i Värmland tok hans bror Ingjald til konge.

-------------------- Olaf Tree Feller (Old Norse: Ólafr trételgja, Swedish: Olof Trätälja, Norwegian: Olav Tretelgja) was the son of the Swedish king Ingjald Ill - ruler of the House of Yngling according to Ynglingatal. His mother was Gauthild, a princess of West Götaland, whose maternal grandfather was Olof the Sharp-sighted, the king of Nerike. His mother sent him to his foster-father Bove in West Götaland, where he grew up with his foster-brother Saxe who was surnamed Flette.

When Olof heard of his father's death, he assembled the men who were willing to follow him and went to his kinsmen in Nerike, because after his father's atrocities, the Swedes had grown hostile towards the Ynglings.

When the Swedes learnt that Olof and his kin had sought refuge in Nerike, they were attacked and had to head west through deep and mountainous forests (Kilsbergen) to Lake Vänern and the estuary of Klarälven (where Karlstad is presently situated). Here, they settled and cleared land. Soon they had created a whole province called Värmland, where they could make good living.

When the Swedes learnt that Olof was clearing land, they were amused and called him the Tree-feller. Olof married a woman named Solveig who was a daughter of Halfdan Guldtand of Soleyar. Olof and Solveigh had two sons, Ingjald Olofsson and Halfdan Hvitbeinn, who were brought up in Soleyar in the house of his mother's uncle Sölve.

Because of king Ivar Vidfamne and his harsh rule many Swedes emigrated to Värmland, and they became so numerous that the province could not sustain them. The land was afflicted by famine of which the Swedes accused the king. It was an old tradition in Sweden of holding the king responsible for the wealth of the land (see Domalde). The Swedes accused Olof of neglecting his sacrifices to the gods and believed that this was the cause of the famine.

The Swedish settlers thus rebelled against Olof, surrounded his house on the shores of lake Vänern and burnt him inside it. Thus he was sacrificed to Odin, like his ancestor Domalde. (Source: Wikipedia) -------------------- sacraficed to Woden by his own people during fammine -------------------- 46. OF OLAF THE TREE-FELLER.

When Olaf, King Ingjald's son, heard of his father's end, he went with the men who chose to follow him to Nerike; for all the Swedish community rose with one accord to drive out Ingjald's family and all his friends. Now, when the Swedes got intelligence of him he could not remain there, but went on westwards, through the forest, to a river which comes from the north and falls into the Venner lake, and is called Klar river. There they sat themselves down, turned to and cleared the woods, burnt, and then settled there. Soon there were great districts; which altogether were called Vermeland; and a good living was to be made there. Now when it was told of Olaf, in Sweden, that he was clearing the forests, they laughed at his proceedings, and called him the Tree-feller. Olaf got a wife called Solva, or Solveig, a daughter of Halfdan Guldtand, westward in Soleyar. Halfdan was a son of Solve Solvarson, who was a son of Solve the Old, who first settled on these islands. Olaf Tree-feller's mother was called Gauthild, and her mother was Alov, daughter of Olaf the Sharp-sighted, king in Nerike. Olaf and Solva had two sons: Ingjald and Halfdan. Halfdan was brought up in Soleyar, in the house of his mother's brother Solve, and was called Halfdan Hvitbein.

47. OLAF THE TREE-FELLER'S DEATH.

There were a great many people who fled the country from Sweden, on account of King Ivar; and when they heard that King Olaf had got good lands in Vermeland, so great a number came there to him that the land could not support them. Then there came dear times and famine, which they ascribed to their king; as the Swedes used always to reckon good or bad crops for or against their kings. The Swedes took it amiss that Olaf was sparing in his sacrifices, and believed the dear times must proceed from this cause. The Swedes therefore gathered together troops, made an expedition against King Olaf, surrounded his house and burnt him in it, giving him to Odin as a sacrifice for good crops. This happened at the Venner lake. Thus tells Thjodolf of it: --

"The temple wolf, by the lake shores, The corpse of Olaf now devours. The clearer of the forests died At Odin's shrine by the lake side. The glowing flames stripped to the skin The royal robes from the Swedes' king. Thus Olaf, famed in days of yore, Vanished from earth at Venner's shore."

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Events in the life of _Oláfr Trételgju Ingjaldsson

event 1 . ·went with the men who chose to follow him, when heard of his father's end, to Nerike; for all the Swedish community rose with one accord to drive out Ingjald's family and all his friends † death 1 . ·Then there came dear times and famine, which they ascribed to their king; as the Swedes used always to reckon good or bad crops for or against their kings. The Swedes took it amiss that Olaf was sparing in his sacrifices, and believed the dear times must proceed from this cause. The Swedes therefore gathered together troops, made an expedition against King Olaf, surrounded his house and burnt him in it, giving him to Odin as a sacrifice for good crops. This happened at the Venner lake. Thus tells Thjodolf of it: -- "The temple wolf, by the lake shores, The corpse of Olaf now devours. The clearer of the forests died At Odin's shrine by the lake side. The glowing flames stripped to the skin The royal robes from the Swedes' king. Thus Olaf, famed in days of yore, Vanished from earth at Venner's shore." event 1 . ·attracted a great many of his countrymen, who were fleeing Sweden on account of Ivar, and they settled in the bountiful Varmeland, but in so great a number that the land could no longer support them, and they blamed him event ·is said to have sacrificed his own people in time of famine event 1 . ·raised in the care of his foster-father Bove, in West Gotland, where he was brought up along with Saxe, Bove's son, who had the surname of Flette event 1 . ·forced to leave Nerike, when the Swedes heard he was there, and he went on westwards, through the forest, to a river which comes from the north and falls into the Venner lake, and is called Klar river. There they sat themselves down, turned to and cleared the woods, burnt, and then settled there, and soon there were great districts, and altogether they were called Vermeland event 1 . ·given the name "Tree Feller" by the Swedes who laughed at his proceedings, that he was clearing forests instead of ruling,

-------------------- http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halvdan_Kvitbein

sitat av tjodolv -------------------- Olav Sveigde, Olafur Eysteinsson g. Solva Solveig : Konge i Sverige, Bosted: Romerike, Buskerud, Noregi Rømte fra Sverige til Norge under blodhevn-epidemien som herjet under 'illråde'nes regjeringstid. fikk tilnavnet Tretelja da han ryddet skoger og befolket det de kalte Värmland. Den kjente Raknehaugen på Romerike er muligens hans grav. Den er datert til ca 600 e.Kr. Haugen er enestående for Norden, består av omkring 4.000 kubikkmeter tømmer som er dekket med sand og jord. Det øverste tømmerlaget alene består av omtrent 25.000 tømmerstokker.

-------------------- Född: 650 Abt , Norge Äktenskap : Solveig Halvdansdatter AV Solør ca 670 i Norge Död : Abt 690 , Norge åldern omkring 40 Orsaken till hans död var han brändes till döds.

 Allmänna hänvisningar: 

Olof Trätälja , Olaf Tretelgju eller Olav Tree Feller var son till den svenska kungen Ingjald Ill - härskare av huset Yngling enligt Heimskringla . Hans mor var Gauthild , en prinsessa av Västra Götaland, vars morfar var Olof den skarpsynt , konungen i Nerike .

Hans mamma skickade honom till sin fosterfader Bove i västra Götaland, där han växte upp med sin fosterbror Sachsen som ock Flette .

När Olof hört talas om faderns död , samlade han de män som var villiga att följa honom och gick till sin befolkning i Nerike , för efter faderns övergrepp hade svenskarna blivit främmande för Ynglings .

När svenskarna fick veta att Olof och hans anhöriga hade sökt skydd i Nerike var de attackerades och tvingades huvud västerut genom djupgående och bergiga skogar ( Kilsbergen ) till Vänern och mynningen i Klarälven (där Karlstad nu ligger) . Här bosatte de sig och röjde . Snart hade de skapat en hel provins som kallas Värmland , där de skulle kunna göra bra boende.

När svenskarna fick veta att Olof var clearing land , de var roade och kallade honom Tree- huggare . Olof gifte sig med en kvinna vid namn Solveig som var dotter till Halfdan Guldtand av Soleyar . Olof och Solveig hade två söner , Ingjald Olofsson och Halfdan Hvitbeinn , som vuxit upp i Soleyar i huset av hans mors morbror Sölve .

På grund av kung Ivar Vidfamne och hans hårda regel många svenskar utvandrade till Värmland , och de blev så många att provinsen inte kunde upprätthålla dem. Landet var drabbat av hungersnöd som svenskarna anklagade kungen. Det var en gammal tradition i Sverige att hålla kungen som ansvarar för den rikedom av marken. Svenskarna anklagade Olof för att försumma sina offer till gudarna och trodde att detta var orsaken till svält.

De svenska nybyggarna därmed gjorde uppror mot Olof , omringade hans hus vid stranden av sjön Vänern och brände honom i den. Således är han offrades till Oden , som hans förfader Domalde .

 Noterade händelser i hans liv var:

• Han var en Konung i Norge.

Olav gifte sig med Solveig Halvdansdatter AV Solør , dotter till Halvdan Gulltann och okända, ca 670 i Norge. ( Solveig Halvdansdatter AV Solør föddes omkring 650 i Solør , Norge och dog omkring 695 i Norge. )

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

2 Snorre Sturlasson (ca 1179 till 1241 ), http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/OMACL/ ( Om 1225 ) , "Den YNGLINGA Saga " .

-------------------- Olav Tretelgja var ein konge or Ynglingeætta, son av Ingjald Illråde. Han er den første som etter segna fekk odel i Noreg[manglar kjelde].

Olav laut røme frå Svitjod eller Svealand etter at far hans fall, av di sveane ikkje ville ha meir med ynglingane å gjere. Han vart jaga til skogbygdene i Värmland, som han rydda, og slik fekk han og namnet sitt, av di han sjølv var med og hogg tømmer der. Olav ekta dottera til kong Halvdan Gulltann i Solør, Solveig, og dei fekk sønene Ingjald og Halvdan Kvitbein.

Olav vart innebrend av di sviane i Värmland trudde han gav dei dårlege år. Motsett dei førre ynglingekongane nekta han å blote. Seinare vart det røynd at uåra kom av stor folkevekst i landet, og kongen hadde ikkje skulda. Folk valde då Halvdan, sonen til Olav, til konge for seg.

Henta frå «http://nn.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olav_Tretelgja»

-------------------- Olav var oppvokst på Grønnland, hanflyket til Sveige. Dermed gikk det såkalte Uppsalaveldet i Sveige ut av Ynglingeætta i rett linje, etter mane genrasjoner.Olav flyktet til Vermland -------------------- Blev ca 60 år.

Född: omkring 630 Värmland Död: 690 Säffle

Noteringar Småkung i Värmland, Svitjod. Född 630 i Gamla Uppsala (C). Död 690 i Svitjod, Säffle (S). Eftersom svearna hade bestämt sig att fördriva faderns ätt fortsatte Olav till Värmland och röjde skog, brände och byggde och blev därigenom kung i Värmland. Många svear strömmade till Värmland. Det blev därför svår hungersnöd och svält. De inflyttade svearna skyllde detta på sin kung och påstod att denne inte blotat tillräcligt mycket. Därför samlade de en här och belägrade Olavs hus och brände honom inne. Detta skedde vid Vänern. Makarna hade två söner Ingjald och Halfdan. Ingjald blev kung i Värmland. (Källa: Ynglingasagan) Vattenvägen från Säffle till Arvika kallas även Vikingaleden och detta får man väl också tillskriva Olof Trätälja. Ett arrangemang under sommaren med anknytning till detta är Vikingaveckan som inleds i Säffle och fortsätter i Arvika. Ingjald Illråde var far till Olof Trätälja och efter Ingjalds död skall Olof ha blivit fördriven av Ivar Vidfamne. Olof tog då sin tillflykt till Värmland där han grundade ett nytt rike och bröt ny mark. Det var denna nybyggargärning som gav honom tillnamnet Trätälja. Olof Trätälja är begravd i Säffle och hans gravhög vid gamla vattentornet är Värmlands största gravhög. (Källa: Thomas Jansson)

-------------------- Heimskringla

His mother was Gauthild, a princess of West Götaland, whose maternal grandfather was Olof the Sharp-sighted, the king of Nerike.

His mother sent him to his foster-father Bove in West Götaland, where he grew up with his foster-brother Saxe who was surnamed Flette.

When Olof heard of his father's death, he assembled the men who were willing to follow him and went to his kinsmen in Nerike, because after his father's atrocities, the Swedes had grown hostile towards the Ynglings.

When the Swedes learnt that Olof and his kin had sought refuge in Nerike, they were attacked and had to head west through deep and mountainous forests (Kilsbergen) to Lake Vänern and the estuary of Klarälven (where Karlstad is presently situated). Here, they settled and cleared land. Soon they had created a whole province called Värmland, where they could make good living.

When the Swedes learnt that Olof was clearing land, they were amused and called him the Tree-feller. Olof married a woman named Solveig who was a daughter of Halfdan Guldtand of Soleyar. Olof and Solveigh had two sons, Ingjald Olofsson and Halfdan Hvitbeinn, who were brought up in Soleyar in the house of his mother's uncle Sölve.

Because of king Ivar Vidfamne and his harsh rule many Swedes emigrated to Värmland, and they became so numerous that the province could not sustain them. The land was afflicted by famine of which the Swedes accused the king. It was an old tradition in Sweden of holding the king responsible for the wealth of the land (see Domalde). The Swedes accused Olof of neglecting his sacrifices to the gods and believed that this was the cause of the famine.

The Swedish settlers thus rebelled against Olof, surrounded his house on the shores of lake Vänern and burnt him inside it. Thus he was sacrificed to Odin, like his ancestor Domalde.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olof_Tr%C3%A4t%C3%A4lja -------------------- The kingly line [of Norway], which Snorri [Sturlusson, 13th century historian] traces claimed descent from the ancient Yngling kings who ruled at Uppsala in Sweden. Their legendary Yngling ancestor was Olof Tretelgia Ingjaldsson, who had escaped the aftermath of his father's conflagration by fleeing to Norway.

King Olof earned his nickname, which means "the Woodcutter", by clearing the forest and cultivating the land. He named his new domain Varmland and such a large group of Swedes followed him there "that the land could not give them sustenance."

After a season of bad harvests, the woodcutting king was sacrificed to Odin so that his people might have good crops. He was succeeded by his son Halfdan Whiteleg, who is said to have extended his rule over much of southern Norway.

[Royal Families of Medieval Scandinavia, Flander & Kiev] Title: Royal Families of Medieval Scandinavia, Flanders, and Kiev, by Rupert Alen & Anna Dahlquist, 1997, King's River Publ. -------------------- Olaf Ingjaldsson King Of Värmland 1 Birth: About 682 in , , Värmland, Sweden 2 3 Death: About 730 2 3 Sex: M Father: Ingjald "Braut" Onundsson King Of Uppsala b. 661 in , , Uppsala, Sweden Mother: Gauthild Algautsdotter b. About 664 in , , , Sweden

   

Unknown: , , Värmland, Sweden 4 1 3

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 Solveig Halfdansdatter (Wife) b. About 670 in (, Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway)  

1 2 3 Marriage: Abt 701 in (, Ringerike, Buskerud, Norway) 6 Nov 2004 14:29 Children: Asa Olafsdatter b. About 706 in , Ringerike, Buskerud, Norway Ingiald Olafsdatter b. About 702 in , Ringerike, Buskerud, Norway Halfdan "Hvitbein" Olafsson King Of Uppsala b. 725 in , Ringerike, Buskerud, Norway

 

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Title: "Genealogical Research of Kirk Larson" Author: Larson, Kirk Publication: Personal Research Works including Bethune & Hohenlohe Desce ndants, 1981-2001, Kirk Larson, Private Library Title: "Héraldique européenne" Author: Arnaud Bunel Publication: Coats of Arms for European Royalty and Nobility (http://www .heraldique-europeenne.org, Arnaud Bunel, 1998) , Internet"Armigerous" (ahr-MIJ-ehr-us) adjective

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-------------------- Olaf Traitelia was slain by enemies. Reigned as king from 680-710

-------------------- The kingly line [of Norway], which Snorri [Sturlusson, 13th century historian] traces claimed descent from the ancient Yngling kings who ruled at Uppsala in Sweden. Their legendary Yngling ancestor was Olof Tretelgia Ingjaldsson, who had escaped the aftermath of his father's conflagration by fleeing to Norway.

   Her King Olof earned his nickname, which means "the Woodcutter", by clearing the forest and cultivating the land. He named his new domain Varmland and such a large group of Swedes followed him there "that the land could not give them sustenance."
  1. Note: After a season of bad harvests, the woodcutting king was sacrificed to Odin so that his people might have good crops. He was succeeded by his son Halfdan Whiteleg, who is said to have extended his rule over much of southern Norway.
  2. Note: [Royal Families of Medieval Scandinavia, Flander & Kiev]
  3. Note: Title: Royal Families of Medieval Scandinavia, Flanders, and Kiev, by Rupert Alen & Anna Dahlquist, 1997, King's River Publ.
  4. Note: Page: 6

-------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olof_Tr%C3%A4t%C3%A4lja -------------------- Sacrificed (burnt in his house) for better crops by a troop of Sedes. -------------------- His mother was Gauthild, a princess of West Götaland, whose maternal grandfather was Olof the Sharp-sighted, the king of Nerike.

His mother sent him to his foster-father Bove in West Götaland, where he grew up with his foster-brother Saxe who was surnamed Flette.

When Olof heard of his father's death, he assembled the men who were willing to follow him and went to his kinsmen in Nerike, because after his father's atrocities, the Swedes had grown hostile towards the Ynglings.

When the Swedes learnt that Olof and his kin had sought refuge in Nerike, they were attacked and had to head west through deep and mountainous forests (Kilsbergen) to Lake Vänern and the estuary of Klarälven (where Karlstad is presently situated). Here, they settled and cleared land. Soon they had created a whole province called Värmland, where they could make good living.

When the Swedes learnt that Olof was clearing land, they were amused and called him the Tree-feller. Olof married a woman named Solveig who was a daughter of Halfdan Guldtand of Soleyar. Olof and Solveigh had two sons, Ingjald Olofsson and Halfdan Hvitbeinn, who were brought up in Soleyar in the house of his mother's uncle Sölve.

Because of king Ivar Vidfamne and his harsh rule many Swedes emigrated to Värmland, and they became so numerous that the province could not sustain them. The land was afflicted by famine of which the Swedes accused the king. It was an old tradition in Sweden of holding the king responsible for the wealth of the land (see Domalde). The Swedes accused Olof of neglecting his sacrifices to the gods and believed that this was the cause of the famine.

The Swedish settlers thus rebelled against Olof, surrounded his house on the shores of lake Vänern and burnt him inside it. Thus he was sacrificed to Odin, like his ancestor Domalde.

[edit] Ynglingatal and Historia Norwegiae However, Historia Norwegiae says that Olof succeeded his father and ruled as the king of Sweden in peace until his death.

Ejus filius Olavus cognomento tretelgia diu et pacifice functus regno plenus dierum obiit in Swethia.[1]

His son, Olav, known as Tretelgje, accomplished a long and peaceful reign, and died in Sweden, replete in years.[2]
 

The lines of Ynglingatal appear to say that he was a Swedish prince (svía jöfri), and that he was burnt inside his hall and disappeared from Gamla Uppsala.

Ok við vág, viðar (telgju) hræ Ólafs hofgyldir svalg, ok glóðfjálgr gervar leysti sonr Fornjóts af Svía jöfri. Sá áttkonr frá Uppsölum Lofða kyns fyrir löngu hvarf.[3]

[edit] Archaeology Source Along the lower parts of the river Byälven in Värmland, there are three large barrows, which legend attributes to Olof Trätälja. Moreover, there are many hillforts near this river and the northern shore of Lake Vänern testifying to a violent period. Archaeological excavations from one of the hillforts, Villkorsberget, show that it was burnt in a period corresponding to Olof (510–680).

[edit] Notes 1.^ Storm, Gustav (editor) (1880). Monumenta historica Norwegiæ: Latinske kildeskrifter til Norges historie i middelalderen, Monumenta Historica Norwegiae (Kristiania: Brøgger), p. 102. 2.^ Ekrem, Inger (editor), Lars Boje Mortensen (editor) and Peter Fisher (translator) (2003). Historia Norwegie. Museum Tusculanum Press. ISBN 8772898135, p. 79. 3.^ The original text at Heimskringla Norrøne Tekster og Kvad The Ynglings were the oldest known Scandinavian dynasty. It can refer to the clans of the Scylfings (Old Norse Skilfingar, the semi-legendary royal Swedish clan during the Age of Migrations, with kings such as Eadgils, Onela and Ohthere. When Beowulf and Ynglingatal were composed sometime in the eighth to tenth centuries, the respective scop and skald expected his audience to have a great deal of background information about these kings, which is shown in the allusiveness of the references. Ynglings also refers to the Fairhair dynasty, descending from the kings of Oppland, Norway. According to surviving early sources, such as Ynglingatal and Íslendingabók, these kings were descended from the Swedish Scylfings of Uppland, Sweden. The House of Munsö, a Swedish dynasty also falls under the definition of Yngling. The earliest kings of this dynasty that historians generally agree are historical are Eirik the Victorious and Olof Skötkonung.

Some early kings were likely mythical, whereas others may have been real. Egil, Ottar, Ale and Adils are mentioned in several sources and are very likely to have been real kings.

Olov "Trätälja" Injarsson. Kung av Värmland, Han förknippas med de sista av Ynglingaätten, som offrade människor. Han föll själv offer omkring 690 och brändes till döds, han blotades vid Vänern i Skaraborg; son till Injar-illråde Aunundsson av Uppsala -6) och Gauthild Algutsdotter av Götaland; Gift med Solvieg "Solva" Haraldsdotter av Soleyar, född på Solör, Norge, död 695 i Norge. Hon var dotter till Harald "Guldtand" av Soleyar; barn: Halvdan "Vitben" Olovsson -8)

http://hem.passagen.se/arkis/vendelkraka.htm -------------------- From http://www.rpi.edu/~holmes/Hobbies/Genealogy/ps05/ps05_092.htm

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46. OF OLAF THE TREE-FELLER.

When Olaf, King Ingjald's son, heard of his father's end, he went

with the men who chose to follow him to Nerike; for all the

Swedish community rose with one accord to drive out Ingjald's

family and all his friends. Now, when the Swedes got

intelligence of him he could not remain there, but went on

westwards, through the forest, to a river which comes from the

north and falls into the Venner lake, and is called Klar river.

There they sat themselves down, turned to and cleared the woods,

burnt, and then settled there. Soon there were great districts;

which altogether were called Vermeland; and a good living was to

be made there. Now when it was told of Olaf, in Sweden, that he

was clearing the forests, they laughed at his proceedings, and

called him the Tree-feller. Olaf got a wife called Solva, or

Solveig, a daughter of Halfdan Guldtand, westward in Soleyar.

Halfdan was a son of Solve Solvarson, who was a son of Solve the

Old, who first settled on these islands. Olaf Tree-feller's

mother was called Gauthild, and her mother was Alov, daughter of

Olaf the Sharp-sighted, king in Nerike. Olaf and Solva had two

sons: Ingjald and Halfdan. Halfdan was brought up in Soleyar, in

the house of his mother's brother Solve, and was called Halfdan

Hvitbein.

47. OLAF THE TREE-FELLER'S DEATH.

There were a great many people who fled the country from Sweden,

on account of King Ivar; and when they heard that King Olaf had

got good lands in Vermeland, so great a number came there to him

that the land could not support them. Then there came dear times

and famine, which they ascribed to their king; as the Swedes used

always to reckon good or bad crops for or against their kings.

The Swedes took it amiss that Olaf was sparing in his sacrifices,

and believed the dear times must proceed from this cause. The

Swedes therefore gathered together troops, made an expedition

against King Olaf, surrounded his house and burnt him in it,

giving him to Odin as a sacrifice for good crops. This happened

at the Venner lake. Thus tells Thjodolf of it: --

"The temple wolf, by the lake shores,

The corpse of Olaf now devours.

The clearer of the forests died

At Odin's shrine by the lake side.

The glowing flames stripped to the skin

The royal robes from the Swedes' king.

Thus Olaf, famed in days of yore,

Vanished from earth at Venner's shore."

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Events in the life of _Oláfr Trételgju Ingjaldsson

event 1 .

·went with the men who chose to follow him, when heard of his father's end, to Nerike; for all the Swedish community rose with one accord to drive out Ingjald's family and all his friends

† death 1 .

·Then there came dear times and famine, which they ascribed to their king; as the Swedes used always to reckon good or bad crops for or against their kings. The Swedes took it amiss that Olaf was sparing in his sacrifices, and believed the dear times must proceed from this cause. The Swedes therefore gathered together troops, made an expedition against King Olaf, surrounded his house and burnt him in it, giving him to Odin as a sacrifice for good crops. This happened at the Venner lake. Thus tells Thjodolf of it: -- "The temple wolf, by the lake shores, The corpse of Olaf now devours. The clearer of the forests died At Odin's shrine by the lake side. The glowing flames stripped to the skin The royal robes from the Swedes' king. Thus Olaf, famed in days of yore, Vanished from earth at Venner's shore."

event 1 .

·attracted a great many of his countrymen, who were fleeing Sweden on account of Ivar, and they settled in the bountiful Varmeland, but in so great a number that the land could no longer support them, and they blamed him

event

·is said to have sacrificed his own people in time of famine

event 1 .

·raised in the care of his foster-father Bove, in West Gotland, where he was brought up along with Saxe, Bove's son, who had the surname of Flette

event 1 .

·forced to leave Nerike, when the Swedes heard he was there, and he went on westwards, through the forest, to a river which comes from the north and falls into the Venner lake, and is called Klar river. There they sat themselves down, turned to and cleared the woods, burnt, and then settled there, and soon there were great districts, and altogether they were called Vermeland

event 1 .

·given the name "Tree Feller" by the Swedes who laughed at his proceedings, that he was clearing forests instead of ruling, -------------------- Chassé d'Uppland, il crée son royaume de Vestfold en Norvège -------------------- Olaf Tree Feller (Old Norse: Óláfr trételgja, Swedish: Olof Trätälja, Norwegian: Olav Tretelgja, all meaning Olaf Woodwhittler) was the son of the Swedish king Ingjald Ill-ruler of the House of Yngling according to Ynglingatal.

Heimskringla

His mother was Gauthild, a princess of West Götaland, whose maternal grandfather was Olof the Sharp-sighted, the king of Nerike.

His mother sent him to his foster-father Bove in West Götaland, where he grew up with his foster-brother Saxe who was surnamed Flette.

When Olof heard of his father's death, he assembled the men who were willing to follow him and went to his kinsmen in Nerike, because after his father's atrocities, the Swedes had grown hostile towards the Ynglings.

When the Swedes learnt that Olof and his kin had sought refuge in Nerike, they were attacked and had to head west through deep and mountainous forests (Kilsbergen) to Lake Vänern and the estuary of Klarälven (where Karlstad is presently situated). Here, they settled and cleared land. Soon they had created a whole province called Värmland, where they could make good living.

When the Swedes learnt that Olof was clearing land, they were amused and called him the Tree-feller. Olof married a woman named Solveig who was a daughter of Halfdan Guldtand of Soleyar. Olof and Solveigh had two sons, Ingjald Olofsson and Halfdan Hvitbeinn, who were brought up in Soleyar in the house of his mother's uncle Sölve.

Because of king Ivar Vidfamne and his harsh rule many Swedes emigrated to Värmland, and they became so numerous that the province could not sustain them. The land was afflicted by famine of which the Swedes accused the king. It was an old tradition in Sweden of holding the king responsible for the wealth of the land (see Domalde). The Swedes accused Olof of neglecting his sacrifices to the gods and believed that this was the cause of the famine.

The Swedish settlers thus rebelled against Olof, surrounded his house on the shores of lake Vänern and burnt him inside it. Thus he was sacrificed to Odin, like his ancestor Domalde.

Ynglingatal and Historia Norwegiae

However, Historia Norwegiae says that Olof succeeded his father and ruled as the king of Sweden in peace until his death.

Ejus filius Olavus cognomento tretelgia diu et pacifice functus regno plenus dierum obiit in Swethia.[1]

His son, Olav, known as Tretelgje, accomplished a long and peaceful reign, and died in Sweden, replete in years.[2]

The lines of Ynglingatal appear to say that he was a Swedish prince (svía jöfri), and that he was burnt inside his hall and disappeared from Gamla Uppsala.

   Ok við vág,
   viðar (telgju)
   hræ Ólafs
   hofgyldir svalg,
   ok glóðfjálgr
   gervar leysti
   sonr Fornjóts
   af Svía jöfri.
   Sá áttkonr
   frá Uppsölum
   Lofða kyns
   fyrir löngu hvarf.[3]

Archaelogy

Along the lower parts of the river Byälven in Värmland, there are three large barrows, which legend attributes to Olof Trätälja. Moreover, there are many hillforts near this river and the northern shore of Lake Vänern testifying to a violent period. Archaeological excavations from one of the hillforts, Villkorsberget, show that it was burnt in a period corresponding to Olof (510–680). -------------------- Olof Trätälja, var en kung av Ynglingaätten. Han omtalas i Snorre Sturlassons Ynglingasaga i Heimskringla och då som son till Ingjald Illråde. Han uppfostrades i Västergötland hos sin fosterfar. Han bosätter sig i Värmland där han bryter mark och skapar sig ett välde. Efter en hungersnöd offras han till Oden och bränns inne i sitt hus. En annan version är att han for till Norge. Han ska ha varit gift med Solveig.

Säffle har Olof Trätälja i sitt vapen och en gravhög kallas Olof Trätäljas hög.

Varken Olof Trätälja eller Ynglingaätten är historiskt säkerställda.

Olof trätälja

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ur Snorre Sturlasons Heims-Kringla, Ynglingasagan, kapitel 45, citeras följande (översättning av Emanuel S Ekman 1765): "Nu som Olof, Konung Ingjalds Son, fick höra sin Faders frånfälle, drog han af med det folk, som honom följa wille; ty at all den gemene man gorde endräkteliga upror, til at förderfwa hela Kung Ingjalds släckt och alla hans wänner. Olof reste först up til Nerike, men så snart som de swenske fingo det weta, fick han icke längre där wara. Sedan drog han wäster öfwer marken, til den ån, som rinner nordan ifrån uti Wänern, och kallas elfwen (fellur i vöni oc Elfur heitir). Ther dwaldes the, och begynte at rödja marken, hugga skogen, bränna och bygga, hwaraf innom en liten tid blefwo stora härader, som kallades Wärmeland, som blef et godt och fruktsamt landskap. Men som det spordes til Swrie om bemälte Olof, at han uthögg skogen och rögde markena, tå kallade de honom Trätelja, och tyckte hans förehafwande wara mycket förakteligt."

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Om Åke Ohlmarks bok "Stamträd över Europas furstehus" har mycket sagts. Att den bitvis är rena sägner är ingen hemlighet. Här finns ett stamträd över Olav trätälja, konung i Värmland. Tro't den som vill... Olav trätälja Konung i Värmland Gift med Solveig från Soleyjar (Solør) Ingjald illråde i Uppsala 640-655 Gift med Gauthild av Götland Bröt-Anund 610-640 Yngvar 595-610 Eystein 575-595 Adils den mäktige 525-575 Gift med Yrsa Ottar vendelkråka 517-525 Egil tunnadolg 495-517 Aun den gamle c 450-495 Jorund c 430-450 Yngve c 415-430 Alrek c 400-415 Agne c 375-400 Gift med Skjalf från Finland Dag den vise c 355-375 Dyggve c 345-355 Domar c 310-345 Gift med Drott, syster till Dan den storslagne av Danmark Domalde c 300-310 Visbur c 250-300 Vanlande i Skuttunge c 225-250 Sveigder c 200-225 Fjolner c 175-200 Yngve-Frö c 150-175 Freja c 100-150 Frej c 50-100 Njord c 0-50 Odin Troligen beteckning för ursvearnas första tid i Uppland, i så fall ca 200-t f.Kr. till Kr.f.

-------------------- Olaf Tree Feller (Old Norse: Ólafr trételgja, Swedish: Olof Trätälja, Norwegian: Olav Tretelgja) was the son of the Swedish king Ingjald Ill-ruler of the House of Yngling according to Ynglingatal His mother was Gauthild, a princess of West Götaland, whose maternal grandfather was Olof the Sharp-sighted, the king of Nerike.

His mother sent him to his foster-father Bove in West Götaland, where he grew up with his foster-brother Saxe who was surnamed Flette.

When Olof heard of his father's death, he assembled the men who were willing to follow him and went to his kinsmen in Nerike, because after his father's atrocities, the Swedes had grown hostile towards the Ynglings.

When the Swedes learnt that Olof and his kin had sought refuge in Nerike, they were attacked and had to head west through deep and mountainous forests (Kilsbergen) to Lake Vänern and the estuary of Klarälven (where Karlstad is presently situated). Here, they settled and cleared land. Soon they had created a whole province called Värmland, where they could make good living.

When the Swedes learnt that Olof was clearing land, they were amused and called him the Tree-feller. Olof married a woman named Solveig who was a daughter of Halfdan Guldtand of Soleyar. Olof and Solveigh had two sons, Ingjald Olofsson and Halfdan Hvitbeinn, who were brought up in Soleyar in the house of his mother's uncle Sölve.

Because of king Ivar Vidfamne and his harsh rule many Swedes emigrated to Värmland, and they became so numerous that the province could not sustain them. The land was afflicted by famine of which the Swedes accused the king. It was an old tradition in Sweden of holding the king responsible for the wealth of the land (see Domalde). The Swedes accused Olof of neglecting his sacrifices to the gods and believed that this was the cause of the famine.

The Swedish settlers thus rebelled against Olof, surrounded his house on the shores of lake Vänern and burnt him inside it. Thus he was sacrificed to Odin, like his ancestor Domalde.

-------------------- Olaf Ingjaldsson "Tree Feller" Trätälja, Kung av Värmland ---------------- Olaf Tree Feller http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olof_Tr%C3%A4t%C3%A4lja Olof Trätälja http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olof_Tr%C3%A4t%C3%A4lja Olav Tretelgja http://nn.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olav_Tretelgja

Olaf Trätälja "Tree Feller" (Old Norse: Ólafr trételgja, Swedish: Olof Trätälja, Norwegian: Olav Tretelgja, all meaning Olaf Woodwhittler) was the son of the Swedish king Ingjald Ill-ruler of the House of Yngling according to Ynglingatal.

Continue: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olof_Tr%C3%A4t%C3%A4lja ---------

Olof Trätälja var en kung av Ynglingaätten. Han omtalas i Snorre Sturlassons Ynglingasaga i Heimskringla och då som son till Ingjald Illråde. Han uppfostrades i Västergötland hos sin fosterfar. Han bosatte sig i Värmland där han bröt mark och skapade sig ett välde. När man i Svitjod fick höra att Olof röjde skogar kallade man honom spefullt för "trätälja" eftersom han ägnade sig åt en sådan "smädlig" verksamhet.

"Då for han västerut genom skogarna till den å som norrifrån faller ut i Vänern och heta Älv. Där slog han och hans folk sig ner och började röja skogen och svedja och bränna och sedan bebygga landet och där vart brått stora härad, som de kallade Värmland. Där var gott land."

Efter en hungersnöd offras han till Oden och bränns inne i sitt hus. Olof fick skulden eftersom han inte blotade. En annan version är att han for till Norge. Han ska ha varit gift med Solveig.

Säffle kommun har tidigare använt Olof Trätälja i sin logotyp och en gravhög i Säffle kallas Olof Trätäljas hög. Gravhögen med det romantiska namnet från Erik Fernows tid hette egentligen Knutshögen.

Varken Olof Trätälja eller Ynglingaätten är historiskt säkerställda. Det finns också arkeologiska bevis för att Värmland var bebott innan Olof skulle ha nyröjt.

http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halvdan_Kvitbein Halvdans far [Olav Tretelgja] ble ofret til Odin av de svenske nybyggerne i Värmland på grunn av uår, men da de senere oppdaget at uåret var grunnet i overbefolning og ikke kongens handlinger valgte noen å krysse Eidskogen og slå seg ned i Solør. Her tok de Halvdan til konge siden han var sønn av deres gamle konge, Olav. De svenskene som ble igjen i Värmland tok hans bror Ingjald til konge.

-------------------- Olaf Tree Feller (Old Norse: Ólafr trételgja, Swedish: Olof Trätälja, Norwegian: Olav Tretelgja) was the son of the Swedish king Ingjald Ill - ruler of the House of Yngling according to Ynglingatal. His mother was Gauthild, a princess of West Götaland, whose maternal grandfather was Olof the Sharp-sighted, the king of Nerike. His mother sent him to his foster-father Bove in West Götaland, where he grew up with his foster-brother Saxe who was surnamed Flette.

When Olof heard of his father's death, he assembled the men who were willing to follow him and went to his kinsmen in Nerike, because after his father's atrocities, the Swedes had grown hostile towards the Ynglings.

When the Swedes learnt that Olof and his kin had sought refuge in Nerike, they were attacked and had to head west through deep and mountainous forests (Kilsbergen) to Lake Vänern and the estuary of Klarälven (where Karlstad is presently situated). Here, they settled and cleared land. Soon they had created a whole province called Värmland, where they could make good living.

When the Swedes learnt that Olof was clearing land, they were amused and called him the Tree-feller. Olof married a woman named Solveig who was a daughter of Halfdan Guldtand of Soleyar. Olof and Solveigh had two sons, Ingjald Olofsson and Halfdan Hvitbeinn, who were brought up in Soleyar in the house of his mother's uncle Sölve.

Because of king Ivar Vidfamne and his harsh rule many Swedes emigrated to Värmland, and they became so numerous that the province could not sustain them. The land was afflicted by famine of which the Swedes accused the king. It was an old tradition in Sweden of holding the king responsible for the wealth of the land (see Domalde). The Swedes accused Olof of neglecting his sacrifices to the gods and believed that this was the cause of the famine.

The Swedish settlers thus rebelled against Olof, surrounded his house on the shores of lake Vänern and burnt him inside it. Thus he was sacrificed to Odin, like his ancestor Domalde. (Source: Wikipedia) -------------------- sacraficed to Woden by his own people during fammine -------------------- 46. OF OLAF THE TREE-FELLER.

When Olaf, King Ingjald's son, heard of his father's end, he went with the men who chose to follow him to Nerike; for all the Swedish community rose with one accord to drive out Ingjald's family and all his friends. Now, when the Swedes got intelligence of him he could not remain there, but went on westwards, through the forest, to a river which comes from the north and falls into the Venner lake, and is called Klar river. There they sat themselves down, turned to and cleared the woods, burnt, and then settled there. Soon there were great districts; which altogether were called Vermeland; and a good living was to be made there. Now when it was told of Olaf, in Sweden, that he was clearing the forests, they laughed at his proceedings, and called him the Tree-feller. Olaf got a wife called Solva, or Solveig, a daughter of Halfdan Guldtand, westward in Soleyar. Halfdan was a son of Solve Solvarson, who was a son of Solve the Old, who first settled on these islands. Olaf Tree-feller's mother was called Gauthild, and her mother was Alov, daughter of Olaf the Sharp-sighted, king in Nerike. Olaf and Solva had two sons: Ingjald and Halfdan. Halfdan was brought up in Soleyar, in the house of his mother's brother Solve, and was called Halfdan Hvitbein.

47. OLAF THE TREE-FELLER'S DEATH.

There were a great many people who fled the country from Sweden, on account of King Ivar; and when they heard that King Olaf had got good lands in Vermeland, so great a number came there to him that the land could not support them. Then there came dear times and famine, which they ascribed to their king; as the Swedes used always to reckon good or bad crops for or against their kings. The Swedes took it amiss that Olaf was sparing in his sacrifices, and believed the dear times must proceed from this cause. The Swedes therefore gathered together troops, made an expedition against King Olaf, surrounded his house and burnt him in it, giving him to Odin as a sacrifice for good crops. This happened at the Venner lake. Thus tells Thjodolf of it: --

"The temple wolf, by the lake shores, The corpse of Olaf now devours. The clearer of the forests died At Odin's shrine by the lake side. The glowing flames stripped to the skin The royal robes from the Swedes' king. Thus Olaf, famed in days of yore, Vanished from earth at Venner's shore."

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Events in the life of _Oláfr Trételgju Ingjaldsson

event 1 . ·went with the men who chose to follow him, when heard of his father's end, to Nerike; for all the Swedish community rose with one accord to drive out Ingjald's family and all his friends † death 1 . ·Then there came dear times and famine, which they ascribed to their king; as the Swedes used always to reckon good or bad crops for or against their kings. The Swedes took it amiss that Olaf was sparing in his sacrifices, and believed the dear times must proceed from this cause. The Swedes therefore gathered together troops, made an expedition against King Olaf, surrounded his house and burnt him in it, giving him to Odin as a sacrifice for good crops. This happened at the Venner lake. Thus tells Thjodolf of it: -- "The temple wolf, by the lake shores, The corpse of Olaf now devours. The clearer of the forests died At Odin's shrine by the lake side. The glowing flames stripped to the skin The royal robes from the Swedes' king. Thus Olaf, famed in days of yore, Vanished from earth at Venner's shore." event 1 . ·attracted a great many of his countrymen, who were fleeing Sweden on account of Ivar, and they settled in the bountiful Varmeland, but in so great a number that the land could no longer support them, and they blamed him event ·is said to have sacrificed his own people in time of famine event 1 . ·raised in the care of his foster-father Bove, in West Gotland, where he was brought up along with Saxe, Bove's son, who had the surname of Flette event 1 . ·forced to leave Nerike, when the Swedes heard he was there, and he went on westwards, through the forest, to a river which comes from the north and falls into the Venner lake, and is called Klar river. There they sat themselves down, turned to and cleared the woods, burnt, and then settled there, and soon there were great districts, and altogether they were called Vermeland event 1 . ·given the name "Tree Feller" by the Swedes who laughed at his proceedings, that he was clearing forests instead of ruling,

-------------------- http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halvdan_Kvitbein

sitat av tjodolv -------------------- Olav Sveigde, Olafur Eysteinsson g. Solva Solveig : Konge i Sverige, Bosted: Romerike, Buskerud, Noregi Rømte fra Sverige til Norge under blodhevn-epidemien som herjet under 'illråde'nes regjeringstid. fikk tilnavnet Tretelja da han ryddet skoger og befolket det de kalte Värmland. Den kjente Raknehaugen på Romerike er muligens hans grav. Den er datert til ca 600 e.Kr. Haugen er enestående for Norden, består av omkring 4.000 kubikkmeter tømmer som er dekket med sand og jord. Det øverste tømmerlaget alene består av omtrent 25.000 tømmerstokker.

-------------------- Född: 650 Abt , Norge Äktenskap : Solveig Halvdansdatter AV Solør ca 670 i Norge Död : Abt 690 , Norge åldern omkring 40 Orsaken till hans död var han brändes till döds.

Allmänna hänvisningar: 

Olof Trätälja , Olaf Tretelgju eller Olav Tree Feller var son till den svenska kungen Ingjald Ill - härskare av huset Yngling enligt Heimskringla . Hans mor var Gauthild , en prinsessa av Västra Götaland, vars morfar var Olof den skarpsynt , konungen i Nerike .

Hans mamma skickade honom till sin fosterfader Bove i västra Götaland, där han växte upp med sin fosterbror Sachsen som ock Flette .

När Olof hört talas om faderns död , samlade han de män som var villiga att följa honom och gick till sin befolkning i Nerike , för efter faderns övergrepp hade svenskarna blivit främmande för Ynglings .

När svenskarna fick veta att Olof och hans anhöriga hade sökt skydd i Nerike var de attackerades och tvingades huvud västerut genom djupgående och bergiga skogar ( Kilsbergen ) till Vänern och mynningen i Klarälven (där Karlstad nu ligger) . Här bosatte de sig och röjde . Snart hade de skapat en hel provins som kallas Värmland , där de skulle kunna göra bra boende.

När svenskarna fick veta att Olof var clearing land , de var roade och kallade honom Tree- huggare . Olof gifte sig med en kvinna vid namn Solveig som var dotter till Halfdan Guldtand av Soleyar . Olof och Solveig hade två söner , Ingjald Olofsson och Halfdan Hvitbeinn , som vuxit upp i Soleyar i huset av hans mors morbror Sölve .

På grund av kung Ivar Vidfamne och hans hårda regel många svenskar utvandrade till Värmland , och de blev så många att provinsen inte kunde upprätthålla dem. Landet var drabbat av hungersnöd som svenskarna anklagade kungen. Det var en gammal tradition i Sverige att hålla kungen som ansvarar för den rikedom av marken. Svenskarna anklagade Olof för att försumma sina offer till gudarna och trodde att detta var orsaken till svält.

De svenska nybyggarna därmed gjorde uppror mot Olof , omringade hans hus vid stranden av sjön Vänern och brände honom i den. Således är han offrades till Oden , som hans förfader Domalde .

Noterade händelser i hans liv var:

• Han var en Konung i Norge.

Olav gifte sig med Solveig Halvdansdatter AV Solør , dotter till Halvdan Gulltann och okända, ca 670 i Norge. ( Solveig Halvdansdatter AV Solør föddes omkring 650 i Solør , Norge och dog omkring 695 i Norge. )

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

2 Snorre Sturlasson (ca 1179 till 1241 ), http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/OMACL/ ( Om 1225 ) , "Den YNGLINGA Saga " .

-------------------- Olav Tretelgja var ein konge or Ynglingeætta, son av Ingjald Illråde. Han er den første som etter segna fekk odel i Noreg[manglar kjelde].

Olav laut røme frå Svitjod eller Svealand etter at far hans fall, av di sveane ikkje ville ha meir med ynglingane å gjere. Han vart jaga til skogbygdene i Värmland, som han rydda, og slik fekk han og namnet sitt, av di han sjølv var med og hogg tømmer der. Olav ekta dottera til kong Halvdan Gulltann i Solør, Solveig, og dei fekk sønene Ingjald og Halvdan Kvitbein.

Olav vart innebrend av di sviane i Värmland trudde han gav dei dårlege år. Motsett dei førre ynglingekongane nekta han å blote. Seinare vart det røynd at uåra kom av stor folkevekst i landet, og kongen hadde ikkje skulda. Folk valde då Halvdan, sonen til Olav, til konge for seg.

Henta frå «http://nn.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olav_Tretelgja»

-------------------- Olav var oppvokst på Grønnland, hanflyket til Sveige. Dermed gikk det såkalte Uppsalaveldet i Sveige ut av Ynglingeætta i rett linje, etter mane genrasjoner.Olav flyktet til Vermland -------------------- Blev ca 60 år.

Född: omkring 630 Värmland Död: 690 Säffle

Noteringar Småkung i Värmland, Svitjod. Född 630 i Gamla Uppsala (C). Död 690 i Svitjod, Säffle (S). Eftersom svearna hade bestämt sig att fördriva faderns ätt fortsatte Olav till Värmland och röjde skog, brände och byggde och blev därigenom kung i Värmland. Många svear strömmade till Värmland. Det blev därför svår hungersnöd och svält. De inflyttade svearna skyllde detta på sin kung och påstod att denne inte blotat tillräcligt mycket. Därför samlade de en här och belägrade Olavs hus och brände honom inne. Detta skedde vid Vänern. Makarna hade två söner Ingjald och Halfdan. Ingjald blev kung i Värmland. (Källa: Ynglingasagan) Vattenvägen från Säffle till Arvika kallas även Vikingaleden och detta får man väl också tillskriva Olof Trätälja. Ett arrangemang under sommaren med anknytning till detta är Vikingaveckan som inleds i Säffle och fortsätter i Arvika. Ingjald Illråde var far till Olof Trätälja och efter Ingjalds död skall Olof ha blivit fördriven av Ivar Vidfamne. Olof tog då sin tillflykt till Värmland där han grundade ett nytt rike och bröt ny mark. Det var denna nybyggargärning som gav honom tillnamnet Trätälja. Olof Trätälja är begravd i Säffle och hans gravhög vid gamla vattentornet är Värmlands största gravhög. (Källa: Thomas Jansson)

-------------------- Heimskringla

His mother was Gauthild, a princess of West Götaland, whose maternal grandfather was Olof the Sharp-sighted, the king of Nerike.

His mother sent him to his foster-father Bove in West Götaland, where he grew up with his foster-brother Saxe who was surnamed Flette.

When Olof heard of his father's death, he assembled the men who were willing to follow him and went to his kinsmen in Nerike, because after his father's atrocities, the Swedes had grown hostile towards the Ynglings.

When the Swedes learnt that Olof and his kin had sought refuge in Nerike, they were attacked and had to head west through deep and mountainous forests (Kilsbergen) to Lake Vänern and the estuary of Klarälven (where Karlstad is presently situated). Here, they settled and cleared land. Soon they had created a whole province called Värmland, where they could make good living.

When the Swedes learnt that Olof was clearing land, they were amused and called him the Tree-feller. Olof married a woman named Solveig who was a daughter of Halfdan Guldtand of Soleyar. Olof and Solveigh had two sons, Ingjald Olofsson and Halfdan Hvitbeinn, who were brought up in Soleyar in the house of his mother's uncle Sölve.

Because of king Ivar Vidfamne and his harsh rule many Swedes emigrated to Värmland, and they became so numerous that the province could not sustain them. The land was afflicted by famine of which the Swedes accused the king. It was an old tradition in Sweden of holding the king responsible for the wealth of the land (see Domalde). The Swedes accused Olof of neglecting his sacrifices to the gods and believed that this was the cause of the famine.

The Swedish settlers thus rebelled against Olof, surrounded his house on the shores of lake Vänern and burnt him inside it. Thus he was sacrificed to Odin, like his ancestor Domalde.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olof_Tr%C3%A4t%C3%A4lja -------------------- The kingly line [of Norway], which Snorri [Sturlusson, 13th century historian] traces claimed descent from the ancient Yngling kings who ruled at Uppsala in Sweden. Their legendary Yngling ancestor was Olof Tretelgia Ingjaldsson, who had escaped the aftermath of his father's conflagration by fleeing to Norway.

King Olof earned his nickname, which means "the Woodcutter", by clearing the forest and cultivating the land. He named his new domain Varmland and such a large group of Swedes followed him there "that the land could not give them sustenance."

After a season of bad harvests, the woodcutting king was sacrificed to Odin so that his people might have good crops. He was succeeded by his son Halfdan Whiteleg, who is said to have extended his rule over much of southern Norway.

[Royal Families of Medieval Scandinavia, Flander & Kiev] Title: Royal Families of Medieval Scandinavia, Flanders, and Kiev, by Rupert Alen & Anna Dahlquist, 1997, King's River Publ. -------------------- Olaf Ingjaldsson King Of Värmland 1 Birth: About 682 in , , Värmland, Sweden 2 3 Death: About 730 2 3 Sex: M Father: Ingjald "Braut" Onundsson King Of Uppsala b. 661 in , , Uppsala, Sweden Mother: Gauthild Algautsdotter b. About 664 in , , , Sweden

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Solveig Halfdansdatter (Wife) b. About 670 in (, Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway)  

1 2 3 Marriage: Abt 701 in (, Ringerike, Buskerud, Norway) 6 Nov 2004 14:29 Children: Asa Olafsdatter b. About 706 in , Ringerike, Buskerud, Norway Ingiald Olafsdatter b. About 702 in , Ringerike, Buskerud, Norway Halfdan "Hvitbein" Olafsson King Of Uppsala b. 725 in , Ringerike, Buskerud, Norway


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-------------------- Olaf Traitelia was slain by enemies. Reigned as king from 680-710

-------------------- The kingly line [of Norway], which Snorri [Sturlusson, 13th century historian] traces claimed descent from the ancient Yngling kings who ruled at Uppsala in Sweden. Their legendary Yngling ancestor was Olof Tretelgia Ingjaldsson, who had escaped the aftermath of his father's conflagration by fleeing to Norway.

  Her King Olof earned his nickname, which means "the Woodcutter", by clearing the forest and cultivating the land. He named his new domain Varmland and such a large group of Swedes followed him there "that the land could not give them sustenance."
   Note: After a season of bad harvests, the woodcutting king was sacrificed to Odin so that his people might have good crops. He was succeeded by his son Halfdan Whiteleg, who is said to have extended his rule over much of southern Norway.
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   Note: Title: Royal Families of Medieval Scandinavia, Flanders, and Kiev, by Rupert Alen & Anna Dahlquist, 1997, King's River Publ.
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-------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olof_Tr%C3%A4t%C3%A4lja -------------------- Sacrificed (burnt in his house) for better crops by a troop of Sedes. -------------------- His mother was Gauthild, a princess of West Götaland, whose maternal grandfather was Olof the Sharp-sighted, the king of Nerike.

His mother sent him to his foster-father Bove in West Götaland, where he grew up with his foster-brother Saxe who was surnamed Flette.

When Olof heard of his father's death, he assembled the men who were willing to follow him and went to his kinsmen in Nerike, because after his father's atrocities, the Swedes had grown hostile towards the Ynglings.

When the Swedes learnt that Olof and his kin had sought refuge in Nerike, they were attacked and had to head west through deep and mountainous forests (Kilsbergen) to Lake Vänern and the estuary of Klarälven (where Karlstad is presently situated). Here, they settled and cleared land. Soon they had created a whole province called Värmland, where they could make good living.

When the Swedes learnt that Olof was clearing land, they were amused and called him the Tree-feller. Olof married a woman named Solveig who was a daughter of Halfdan Guldtand of Soleyar. Olof and Solveigh had two sons, Ingjald Olofsson and Halfdan Hvitbeinn, who were brought up in Soleyar in the house of his mother's uncle Sölve.

Because of king Ivar Vidfamne and his harsh rule many Swedes emigrated to Värmland, and they became so numerous that the province could not sustain them. The land was afflicted by famine of which the Swedes accused the king. It was an old tradition in Sweden of holding the king responsible for the wealth of the land (see Domalde). The Swedes accused Olof of neglecting his sacrifices to the gods and believed that this was the cause of the famine.

The Swedish settlers thus rebelled against Olof, surrounded his house on the shores of lake Vänern and burnt him inside it. Thus he was sacrificed to Odin, like his ancestor Domalde.

[edit] Ynglingatal and Historia Norwegiae However, Historia Norwegiae says that Olof succeeded his father and ruled as the king of Sweden in peace until his death.

Ejus filius Olavus cognomento tretelgia diu et pacifice functus regno plenus dierum obiit in Swethia.[1]

His son, Olav, known as Tretelgje, accomplished a long and peaceful reign, and died in Sweden, replete in years.[2]


The lines of Ynglingatal appear to say that he was a Swedish prince (svía jöfri), and that he was burnt inside his hall and disappeared from Gamla Uppsala.

Ok við vág, viðar (telgju) hræ Ólafs hofgyldir svalg, ok glóðfjálgr gervar leysti sonr Fornjóts af Svía jöfri. Sá áttkonr frá Uppsölum Lofða kyns fyrir löngu hvarf.[3]

[edit] Archaeology Source Along the lower parts of the river Byälven in Värmland, there are three large barrows, which legend attributes to Olof Trätälja. Moreover, there are many hillforts near this river and the northern shore of Lake Vänern testifying to a violent period. Archaeological excavations from one of the hillforts, Villkorsberget, show that it was burnt in a period corresponding to Olof (510–680).

[edit] Notes 1.^ Storm, Gustav (editor) (1880). Monumenta historica Norwegiæ: Latinske kildeskrifter til Norges historie i middelalderen, Monumenta Historica Norwegiae (Kristiania: Brøgger), p. 102. 2.^ Ekrem, Inger (editor), Lars Boje Mortensen (editor) and Peter Fisher (translator) (2003). Historia Norwegie. Museum Tusculanum Press. ISBN 8772898135, p. 79. 3.^ The original text at Heimskringla Norrøne Tekster og Kvad The Ynglings were the oldest known Scandinavian dynasty. It can refer to the clans of the Scylfings (Old Norse Skilfingar, the semi-legendary royal Swedish clan during the Age of Migrations, with kings such as Eadgils, Onela and Ohthere. When Beowulf and Ynglingatal were composed sometime in the eighth to tenth centuries, the respective scop and skald expected his audience to have a great deal of background information about these kings, which is shown in the allusiveness of the references. Ynglings also refers to the Fairhair dynasty, descending from the kings of Oppland, Norway. According to surviving early sources, such as Ynglingatal and Íslendingabók, these kings were descended from the Swedish Scylfings of Uppland, Sweden. The House of Munsö, a Swedish dynasty also falls under the definition of Yngling. The earliest kings of this dynasty that historians generally agree are historical are Eirik the Victorious and Olof Skötkonung.

Some early kings were likely mythical, whereas others may have been real. Egil, Ottar, Ale and Adils are mentioned in several sources and are very likely to have been real kings.

Olov "Trätälja" Injarsson. Kung av Värmland, Han förknippas med de sista av Ynglingaätten, som offrade människor. Han föll själv offer omkring 690 och brändes till döds, han blotades vid Vänern i Skaraborg; son till Injar-illråde Aunundsson av Uppsala -6) och Gauthild Algutsdotter av Götaland; Gift med Solvieg "Solva" Haraldsdotter av Soleyar, född på Solör, Norge, död 695 i Norge. Hon var dotter till Harald "Guldtand" av Soleyar; barn: Halvdan "Vitben" Olovsson -8)

http://hem.passagen.se/arkis/vendelkraka.htm -------------------- From http://www.rpi.edu/~holmes/Hobbies/Genealogy/ps05/ps05_092.htm

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46. OF OLAF THE TREE-FELLER.

When Olaf, King Ingjald's son, heard of his father's end, he went

with the men who chose to follow him to Nerike; for all the

Swedish community rose with one accord to drive out Ingjald's

family and all his friends. Now, when the Swedes got

intelligence of him he could not remain there, but went on

westwards, through the forest, to a river which comes from the

north and falls into the Venner lake, and is called Klar river.

There they sat themselves down, turned to and cleared the woods,

burnt, and then settled there. Soon there were great districts;

which altogether were called Vermeland; and a good living was to

be made there. Now when it was told of Olaf, in Sweden, that he

was clearing the forests, they laughed at his proceedings, and

called him the Tree-feller. Olaf got a wife called Solva, or

Solveig, a daughter of Halfdan Guldtand, westward in Soleyar.

Halfdan was a son of Solve Solvarson, who was a son of Solve the

Old, who first settled on these islands. Olaf Tree-feller's

mother was called Gauthild, and her mother was Alov, daughter of

Olaf the Sharp-sighted, king in Nerike. Olaf and Solva had two

sons: Ingjald and Halfdan. Halfdan was brought up in Soleyar, in

the house of his mother's brother Solve, and was called Halfdan

Hvitbein.

47. OLAF THE TREE-FELLER'S DEATH.

There were a great many people who fled the country from Sweden,

on account of King Ivar; and when they heard that King Olaf had

got good lands in Vermeland, so great a number came there to him

that the land could not support them. Then there came dear times

and famine, which they ascribed to their king; as the Swedes used

always to reckon good or bad crops for or against their kings.

The Swedes took it amiss that Olaf was sparing in his sacrifices,

and believed the dear times must proceed from this cause. The

Swedes therefore gathered together troops, made an expedition

against King Olaf, surrounded his house and burnt him in it,

giving him to Odin as a sacrifice for good crops. This happened

at the Venner lake. Thus tells Thjodolf of it: --

"The temple wolf, by the lake shores,

The corpse of Olaf now devours.

The clearer of the forests died

At Odin's shrine by the lake side.

The glowing flames stripped to the skin

The royal robes from the Swedes' king.

Thus Olaf, famed in days of yore,

Vanished from earth at Venner's shore."

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Events in the life of _Oláfr Trételgju Ingjaldsson

event 1 .

·went with the men who chose to follow him, when heard of his father's end, to Nerike; for all the Swedish community rose with one accord to drive out Ingjald's family and all his friends

† death 1 .

·Then there came dear times and famine, which they ascribed to their king; as the Swedes used always to reckon good or bad crops for or against their kings. The Swedes took it amiss that Olaf was sparing in his sacrifices, and believed the dear times must proceed from this cause. The Swedes therefore gathered together troops, made an expedition against King Olaf, surrounded his house and burnt him in it, giving him to Odin as a sacrifice for good crops. This happened at the Venner lake. Thus tells Thjodolf of it: -- "The temple wolf, by the lake shores, The corpse of Olaf now devours. The clearer of the forests died At Odin's shrine by the lake side. The glowing flames stripped to the skin The royal robes from the Swedes' king. Thus Olaf, famed in days of yore, Vanished from earth at Venner's shore."

event 1 .

·attracted a great many of his countrymen, who were fleeing Sweden on account of Ivar, and they settled in the bountiful Varmeland, but in so great a number that the land could no longer support them, and they blamed him

event

·is said to have sacrificed his own people in time of famine

event 1 .

·raised in the care of his foster-father Bove, in West Gotland, where he was brought up along with Saxe, Bove's son, who had the surname of Flette

event 1 .

·forced to leave Nerike, when the Swedes heard he was there, and he went on westwards, through the forest, to a river which comes from the north and falls into the Venner lake, and is called Klar river. There they sat themselves down, turned to and cleared the woods, burnt, and then settled there, and soon there were great districts, and altogether they were called Vermeland

event 1 .

·given the name "Tree Feller" by the Swedes who laughed at his proceedings, that he was clearing forests instead of ruling, -------------------- Chassé d'Uppland, il crée son royaume de Vestfold en Norvège -------------------- Olaf Tree Feller (Old Norse: Óláfr trételgja, Swedish: Olof Trätälja, Norwegian: Olav Tretelgja, all meaning Olaf Woodwhittler) was the son of the Swedish king Ingjald Ill-ruler of the House of Yngling according to Ynglingatal.

Heimskringla

His mother was Gauthild, a princess of West Götaland, whose maternal grandfather was Olof the Sharp-sighted, the king of Nerike.

His mother sent him to his foster-father Bove in West Götaland, where he grew up with his foster-brother Saxe who was surnamed Flette.

When Olof heard of his father's death, he assembled the men who were willing to follow him and went to his kinsmen in Nerike, because after his father's atrocities, the Swedes had grown hostile towards the Ynglings.

When the Swedes learnt that Olof and his kin had sought refuge in Nerike, they were attacked and had to head west through deep and mountainous forests (Kilsbergen) to Lake Vänern and the estuary of Klarälven (where Karlstad is presently situated). Here, they settled and cleared land. Soon they had created a whole province called Värmland, where they could make good living.

When the Swedes learnt that Olof was clearing land, they were amused and called him the Tree-feller. Olof married a woman named Solveig who was a daughter of Halfdan Guldtand of Soleyar. Olof and Solveigh had two sons, Ingjald Olofsson and Halfdan Hvitbeinn, who were brought up in Soleyar in the house of his mother's uncle Sölve.

Because of king Ivar Vidfamne and his harsh rule many Swedes emigrated to Värmland, and they became so numerous that the province could not sustain them. The land was afflicted by famine of which the Swedes accused the king. It was an old tradition in Sweden of holding the king responsible for the wealth of the land (see Domalde). The Swedes accused Olof of neglecting his sacrifices to the gods and believed that this was the cause of the famine.

The Swedish settlers thus rebelled against Olof, surrounded his house on the shores of lake Vänern and burnt him inside it. Thus he was sacrificed to Odin, like his ancestor Domalde.

Ynglingatal and Historia Norwegiae

However, Historia Norwegiae says that Olof succeeded his father and ruled as the king of Sweden in peace until his death.

Ejus filius Olavus cognomento tretelgia diu et pacifice functus regno plenus dierum obiit in Swethia.[1]

His son, Olav, known as Tretelgje, accomplished a long and peaceful reign, and died in Sweden, replete in years.[2]

The lines of Ynglingatal appear to say that he was a Swedish prince (svía jöfri), and that he was burnt inside his hall and disappeared from Gamla Uppsala.

  Ok við vág,
  viðar (telgju)
  hræ Ólafs
  hofgyldir svalg,
  ok glóðfjálgr
  gervar leysti
  sonr Fornjóts
  af Svía jöfri.
  Sá áttkonr
  frá Uppsölum
  Lofða kyns
  fyrir löngu hvarf.[3]

Archaelogy

Along the lower parts of the river Byälven in Värmland, there are three large barrows, which legend attributes to Olof Trätälja. Moreover, there are many hillforts near this river and the northern shore of Lake Vänern testifying to a violent period. Archaeological excavations from one of the hillforts, Villkorsberget, show that it was burnt in a period corresponding to Olof (510–680). -------------------- King of the Swedes Óláfr Trételgju Ingjaldsson was forced to leave Nerike, when the Swedes heard he was there, and he went on westward, through the forest, to a river which comes from the north and falls into the Venner lake, and is called Klar river. There they sat themselves down, turned to and cleared the woods, burnt, and then settled there, and soon there were great districts, and altogether they were called Vermeland.

Olafr was raised in the care of his foster-father Bove, in West Gotland, where he was brought up along with Saxe, Bove's son, who had the surname of Flette. He was given the name "Tree Feller" by the Swedes, who laughed at his proceedings, that he was clearing forests instead of ruling. He attracted a great many of his countrymen, who were fleeing Sweden on account of Ivar, and they settled in the bountiful Varmeland, but in so great a number that the land could no longer support them, and they blamed him. He was is said to have sacrificed his own people in time of famine.

He married Sólveig Hálfdansdóttir of Solør, daughter of Hálfdan Guldtand Solvarsson of Solør.

The Swedes took it amiss that Olaf was sparing in his sacrifices, and therefore gathered together troops, made an expedition against King Olaf, surrounded his house and burnt him in it, giving him to Odin as a sacrifice for good crops. This happened at the Venner lake.

Thus tells Thjodolf of it:

"The temple wolf, by the lake shores,

The corpse of Olaf now devours.

The clearer of the forests died

At Odin's shrine by the lake side.

The glowing flames stripped to the skin

The royal robes from the Swedes' king.

Thus Olaf, famed in days of yore,

Vanished from earth at Venner's shore."1

See "My Lines"

( http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cousin/html/p278.htm#i9461 )

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

( http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cousin/html/index.htm ) -------------------- Earned his nickname "The Treecutter", after cutting down trees with great energy. He upset his people who thought that he should have provided them with more food and so was sacrificed to their god – Odin in 710. According to Knut Am. Gulsvik's research, King Olaf was descended from Froy Ingversen who was b. ca. 65 B.C. and d. 10 B.C. and who lived 22 generations earlier. Froy was King of Svearne (Sweden) and Uppsala and married Gerd Gymnedtr.

-------------------- När Olafs pappa dog flydde olaf till Värmland. Det blev hungersnöd i Sverige och folket offrade kungen och hans hus genom att bränna ner huset, allt för att blidga gudarna.

22. OLAF THE TREE-FELLER - who was King in Sweden from 623 Co 640. After his father's death, Olaf fled to Vermland. He was married to Solveig, a daughter of Halfdan Guldtand. When famine came to the land, the people burned Olaf's house with him in it as a sacrifice to appease the gods. Their son was:

23. HALFDAN HVITBEIN "WHITE LEG," who was king in Denmark about 710. -------------------- Olof Tretelgia was the first of the Ynglings to settle in Norway after fleeing Uppsala from problems caused by his father. When the Swedes heard that Olav was clearing the forests for farmland, they laughed at him and called him the "Trelgia" meaning "Tree-feller".

Olav var sønn av Ingjald Illråde og konge over Vermland. Han var gift med Solveig, datter av Harald Gulltann fra Solør, som var konge over dette området. Han ble regnet som stamfar for den senere norske Ynglinge-linje.

--------wikipedia.org-------------- Olaf Tree Feller (Old Norse: Óláfr trételgja, Swedish: Olof Trätälja, Norwegian: Olav Tretelgja, all meaning Olaf Woodwhittler) was the son of the Swedish king Ingjald Ill-ruler of the House of Yngling according to Ynglingatal.

His mother was Gauthild, a princess of West Götaland, whose maternal grandfather was Olof the Sharp-sighted, the king of Nerike.

His mother sent him to his foster-father Bove in West Götaland, where he grew up with his foster-brother Saxe who was surnamed Flette.

When Olof heard of his father's death, he assembled the men who were willing to follow him and went to his kinsmen in Nerike, because after his father's atrocities, the Swedes had grown hostile towards the Ynglings.

When the Swedes learnt that Olof and his kin had sought refuge in Nerike, they were attacked and had to head west through deep and mountainous forests (Kilsbergen) to Lake Vänern and the estuary of Klarälven (where Karlstad is presently situated). Here, they settled and cleared land. Soon they had created a whole province called Värmland, where they could make good living.

When the Swedes learnt that Olof was clearing land, they were amused and called him the Tree-feller. Olof married a woman named Solveig who was a daughter of Halfdan Guldtand of Soleyar. Olof and Solveigh had two sons, Ingjald Olofsson and Halfdan Hvitbeinn, who were brought up in Soleyar in the house of his mother's uncle Sölve.

Because of king Ivar Vidfamne and his harsh rule many Swedes emigrated to Värmland, and they became so numerous that the province could not sustain them. The land was afflicted by famine of which the Swedes accused the king. It was an old tradition in Sweden of holding the king responsible for the wealth of the land (see Domalde). The Swedes accused Olof of neglecting his sacrifices to the gods and believed that this was the cause of the famine.

The Swedish settlers thus rebelled against Olof, surrounded his house on the shores of lake Vänern and burnt him inside it. Thus he was sacrificed to Odin, like his ancestor Domalde.

Ynglingatal and Historia Norwegiae However, Historia Norwegiae says that Olof succeeded his father and ruled as the king of Sweden in peace until his death.

Ejus filius Olavus cognomento tretelgia diu et pacifice functus regno plenus dierum obiit in Swethia.[1] His son, Olav, known as Tretelgje, accomplished a long and peaceful reign, and died in Sweden, replete in years.[2]

The lines of Ynglingatal appear to say that he was a Swedish prince (svía jöfri), and that he was burnt inside his hall and disappeared from Gamla Uppsala.

Ok við vág, viðar (telgju) hræ Ólafs hofgyldir svalg, ok glóðfjálgr gervar leysti sonr Fornjóts af Svía jöfri. Sá áttkonr frá Uppsölum Lofða kyns fyrir löngu hvarf.[3]

Along the lower parts of the river Byälven in Värmland, there are three large barrows, which legend attributes to Olof Trätälja. Moreover, there are many hillforts near this river and the northern shore of Lake Vänern testifying to a violent period. Archaeological excavations from one of the hillforts, Villkorsberget, show that it was burnt in a period corresponding to Olof (510–680). -------------------- BIOGRAFI:

Olav Tretelgja var en svensk konge av Ynglingeætta. Han var sønn av Uppsala-kongen Ingjald Illråde som ble drept av Ivar Vidfadme som ble konge i hele Sveaveldet.

Olav måtte rømme fra Svitjod eller Svealand etter at far hans falt, fordi svenskene ikke ville ha mer med ynglingene å gjøre. Han ble jaget til skogsbygdene i Värmland, som han ryddet, og slik fikk han også navnet sitt, fordi han selv var med og hogg tømmer der. Olav giftet seg med Sølva eller Solveig, datteren til kong Halvdan Gulltann i Solør, og de fikk sønnene Ingjald og Halvdan Kvitbein.

Olav ble brent inne fordi svenskene i Värmland trodde han ga dem dårlige år. I motsetning til de tidligere ynglingekongene nektet han å blote og folk mente dette var skyld i uårene. Senere ble det klart for folket at uårene kom av stor folkevekst i landet, og at kongen ikke hadde skylda. Folk i Värmland valgte da Ingjald, sønnen til Olav, til konge for seg. Den andre sønnen, Halvdan, dro til Norge der han ble valgt til konge.

Olof Trätälja, var en kung av Ynglingaätten. Han omtalas i Snorre Sturlassons Ynglingasaga i Heimskringla och då som son till Ingjald Illråde. Han uppfostrades i Västergötland hos sin fosterfar. Han bosätter sig i Värmland där han bryter mark och skapar sig ett välde. Efter en hungersnöd offras han till Oden och bränns inne i sitt hus. En annan version är att han for till Norge. Han ska ha varit gift med Solveig.

Säffle har Olof Trätälja i sitt vapen och en gravhög kallas Olof Trätäljas hög. -------------------- Olaf "Trekalia" INGJALDSSON - The Wood Cutter "Olaf, the son of Ingjald the Ill-Advised, king in Sweden, cleared Vermaland. He was called Olaf the Tree-Feller. He was fostered in West Gautland by a man named Bofi. Bofi's son was named Saxi, who was called the Plunderer. Olaf's mother was Gauthild, the daughter of King Algaut, who was the son of King Gautrek the Mild, son of Gaut, after whom Gautland is named. Alof was the mother of Gauthild, daughter of King Olaf the Clear-Sighted, king in Naeriki. At that time, Ivar Widegrasp had conquered all Denmark and Sweden, and so Olaf and a great multitude of his folk fled, and were proclaimed outlaws by King Ivar. They went north to Vaeni, and cleared the forests and settled in a large area that they called Vermaland, and the Swedes elected Olaf the Tree-Feller, and he was their king until old age."

Misc. Notes

OF OLAF THE TREE-FELLER.

When Olaf, King Ingjald's son, heard of his father's end, he went with the men who chose to follow him to Nerike; for all the Swedish community rose with one accord to drive out Ingjald's family and all his friends. Now, when the Swedes got intelligence of him he could not remain there, but went on westwards, through the forest, to a river which comes from the north and falls into the Venner lake, and is called Klar river. There they sat themselves down, turned to and cleared the woods, burnt, and then settled there. Soon there were great districts; which altogether were called Vermeland; and a good living was to be made there. Now when it was told of Olaf, in Sweden, that he was clearing the forests, they laughed at his proceedings, and called him the Tree-feller. Olaf got a wife called Solva, or Solveig, a daughter of Halfdan Guldtand, westward in Soleyar. Halfdan was a son of Solve Solvarson, who was a son of Solve the Old, who first settled on these islands. Olaf Tree-feller's mother was called Gauthild, and her mother was Alov, daughter of Olaf the Sharp-sighted, king in Nerike. Olaf and Solva had two sons: Ingjald and Halfdan. Halfdan was brought up in Soleyar, in the house of his mother's brother Solve, and was called Halfdan Hvitbein. OLAF THE TREE-FELLER'S DEATH. There were a great many people who fled the country from Sweden, on account of King Ivar; and when they heard that King Olaf had got good lands in Vermeland, so great a number came there to him that the land could not support them. Then there came dear times and famine, which they ascribed to their king; as the Swedes used always to reckon good or bad crops for or against their kings. The Swedes took it amiss that Olaf was sparing in his sacrifices, and believed the dear times must proceed from this cause. The Swedes therefore gathered together troops, made an expedition against King Olaf, surrounded his house and burnt him in it, giving him to Odin as a sacrifice for good crops. This happened at the Venner lake. Thus tells Thjodolf of it: -- "The temple wolf, by the lake shores, The corpse of Olaf now devours. The clearer of the forests died At Odin's shrine by the lake side. The glowing flames stripped to the skin The royal robes from the Swedes' king. Thus Olaf, famed in days of yore, Vanished from earth at Venner's shore." 45. OF IVAR. Ivar Vidfavne subdued the whole of Sweden. He brought in subjection to himself all the Danish dominions, a great deal of Saxland, all the East Country, and a fifth part of England. From his race the kings of Sweden and Denmark who have had the supreme authority in those countries, are descended. After Ingjald the Evil-adviser the Upsal dominion fell from the Yngling race notwithstanding the length of time they could reckon up the series of their forefathers.

Heimskringla or The Chronicle of the Kings of Norway by

Snorri Sturlson
(c.1179-1241)

Originally written in Old Norse, app. 1225 A.D., by the poet and historian Snorri Sturlson. English translation by Samuel Laing (London, 1844).

The text of this edition is based on that published as "Heimskringla: A History of the Norse Kings" (Norroena Society, London, 1907), except for "Ynglinga Saga", which for reasons unknown is curiously absent from the Norroena Society edition. "Ynglinga Saga" text taken from Laing's original edition (London, 1844). -------------------- http://www.mathematical.com/heytsonsvidri.html

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Olaf Ingjaldsson «Tree Feller» Trätälja's Timeline

675
675
Värmland, Sweden
682
682
Värmland, Sweden
682
Varmland Sweden
701
701
Age 19
Of, Romerike, Buskerud, Norway
702
702
Age 20
Romerike, Uppsala, Norway
702
Age 20
Romerike ,Buskerud, Norway
704
704
Age 22
Romerike, Norway
704
Age 22
706
706
Age 24
Romerike, Buskerud, Norway
710
710
Age 28
Romerike, Buskerud, Norway