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Saemingr Odinsson, King in Hålogaland

Nicknames: "Sæming of the Aesir"
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Birthplace: Sigtuna, Sweden
Death: Died in Nordland / Hålogaland, Norway
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Son of Óðinn / Woden / Woutan; Óðinn / Woden / Woutan; Óðinn / Woden / Woutan; Skade Tjatsesdottir; Skade Tjatsedotter and 1 other
Husband of Nauma; Nauma and Nauma
Father of Godhjalt Sæmingsson, av Hålogaland and Trond Samingsson, av Trondheim
Half brother of Víðarr Odinsson, of Asgard; Hermodr; Yngvi Odinsson, "king in Turkey"; Sigar Odinsson, King in Hunaland; Weothelgeat and 18 others

Occupation: King of Hålogaland, Norway
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About Saemingr Odinsson, King in Hålogaland

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The king was named Thrand. Thrandheim in Norway is named after him. He was the son of King Saeming, son of Odin, who ruled Halogaland. Saeming married Nauma, after whom Naumadal is named. Thrand was a great chieftain. His wife was named Dagmaer, sister of Svanhvit, who was married to Hromund Gripsson. Their son was named Eysteinn, and the other Eirik the Wide-traveller. His mother is not named.

 

Sæming, son of Odin, ancient mythological king in Norway.

Håkon Sigurdsson.

Håkon Sigurdsson, bedre kjent som Håkon jarl, eller Håkon den mektige levde i perioden ca 937 – 995 og var hersker i Norge i perioden fra 970 til 995. I Fagerskinna kan vi lese følgende beskrivelse av han: ”Håkon var den vakreste mann å se, mer høvisk enn de fleste, middels høy, han hadde fagert hår og skjegg; en dugende mann i alle ting. Han talte godt, var dyptenkt, tålmodig, stygg med uvenner, både når det gjaldt åpen tale og hemmelig svik, langsint, men gavmild på gods”. Håkon Sigurdsson tilhørte Håløygjarlene, og kunne dermed regne sin ætt tilbake til Odin.

Historikeren Tormod Torfæus (1636 – 1719) oppgir i sitt verk Norges historie denne ættetavlen for Håkon jarl: Odin var far til Sæming, som var far til Godhjalt, far til Hodbrodd, far til Himinleig, far til Vedrhallm far til Håvar den håndsterke, far til Godgjest, far til Heimgjest. Heimgjest var far til Gylaug, far til Myndil den gamle, far til Herse, far til Brand Jarl, far til Brynjolv, far til Bård, far til Hergils, far til Håvar, far til Harald Trygill, far til Trond, far til Harald, far til Herlaug, far til Grjotgard, far til Håkon Ladejarl, far til Sigurd, som var far til Håkon den mektige”. Vi må her huske at Torfæus selv levde på 1600-1700 tallet, og derfor ikke er en primærkilde til vikingtiden, men denne ættetavlen er likevel interessant fordi T. Torfæus har hatt tilgang på kilder som dessverre er tapt for oss i dag.

Gjennom denne gamle, og lange ættetavlen har Håkon jarl/Håkon den mektige kunne legitimere sin makt gjennom bånd til Sæming – Odins sønn, og Odins utvalgte som konge av Norge. Denne ættetavlen gjør også Håkon til en arving til det norske riket, som Sæming hadde fått av Odin. Håkon må ha ansett seg som en stor mann, og hans ættetavle tilbake til Odin kan også ligge bak hans store iver etter å blote og kjempe for å

Basics

  • Father: Odin (according to Snorre's Ynglingatal)
  • Mother: Skade (same source)
  • Children: Undocumented, but ancestors of Håkon Jarl the powerful.

Alternatives

In Snorre's preface to his sagas, he quotes the poem "Håløygjatal" reciting the ancestors of Håkon Jarl, saying that this poem shows Sæming as son of Yngve-Frøy. But the currently existing text of the poem (<http://www.heimskringla.no/wiki/H%C3%A1leygjatal_(B1)>) points to Odin.

Sources

  • Snorre, Ynglingesoga, section 8
  • Snorre, Preface.

Links

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Sæming Odinsson er en mytisk konge som levde rundt år 250. Han var første kjente konge av Hålogaland (Høygalandet), og første kjente småkonge i Norge.

Da han døde ble sønnen Godhjalt Sæmingsson konge.

Oldtidens herskere ønsket gjerne å knytte sin ætt til den norrøne guden Odin, og etterkommere av Sæming, Ladejarlene, har derfor påstått at han var sønn av Odin. Denne koblingen finner en også i noen utgaver av Skaldskaparmål i Den yngre Edda av Snorre Sturlasson. Det er antatt at dette ikke er skrevet av Snorre, men lagt til i senere tid.

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

Sæming. Snorri's Ynglinga Saga relates that after the giantess Skaði broke off her marriage with Njörd, she "married afterwards Odin, and had many sons by him, of whom one was called Sæming" from whom Jarl Hákon claimed descent. Snorri then quotes a relevant verse by the poet Eyvindr skáldaspillir. However in his preface to the Heimskringla Snorri says that Eyvindr's Háleygjatal which reckoned up the ancestors of Jarl Hákon brought in Sæming as son of Yngvi-Frey. Snorri may have slipped here, thinking of the Ynglings. As to the many sons, it is possible that some of the otherwise unknown sons in the previous section may be sons purportedly born by Skadi. -------------------- DENTITY: MYTHOLOGICAL: Proposed> Odin was known as the supreme God of Norse mythology, husband of Frigg and father of Balder, Thor, Bragi, Hoder,Tyr, Vali, Vidar, Hermod and others of the Aesir. He was the god of war and reserved the glories of Valhalla for heroes slain in battle (The Volume Library page 287).

Heimskringla states Skadi had many children by Odin, but only Saeming is specifically mentioned. Possibly some of the sons shown on the other family groups of Odin belong to her.

Odin has been shrouded in mystery and has been considered both mythical and an actual historical personage by various authorities. The last mentioned contention is justified more by the fact that ancient chronologers independent of each other and without contact or knowledge of each other have claimed and recorded lineal descent for their rulers from Odin. In each instance the pedigree from a given ruler back to Odin has been given, and approximations based upon the number of generations indicated have virtually in every instance set the birth of Odin between 200 AD and 300 AD. The exception would be the Scandinavian pedigrees, but due to the violent lives and deaths of their kings, the generation period would logically be less than the Anglo-Saxon. In either event only an arbitrary approximation can be made for dates of birth from Odin down to the 5th Century. There after more specific data is available. The Anglo-Saxon sources give Frithuwald as the sire of Odin, whereas the Heimskringla names Bor. Beldegs mother's name is not given, though it is likely one of the first three wives of Odin listed above. He, Beldeg, is listed separately inasmuch as the ordinance dates given for the "wife" above are definitely for Beldeg's mother.

The last five of the above children are mentioned in the Anglo-Saxon chronologies,but no name of the mother is indicated in either instance. They have therefore been arbitrarily listed as full brothers. Except for Beldeg who is shown on another family group sheet none of them are mentioned in other sources such as the Heimskringla or the Eddas. Beldeg of the Anglo-Saxon chronologies and Balder of the Heimskringla have been considered synonomous. Other sons have been assigned to Odin, but since there is less certainty, they have not been indicated on the family group record as children. They are: Thor, Tyr, Siggvy, Ingo, Bragi, Heimdal, Hod, and Vidar. One source claims Odin has 26 sons. Skadi was undoubtedly the mother to many of them, but except for Saemund she is not specified.

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