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Profiles

  • Þóra/Thora "borgarhjörtr" Herraudsdatter (c.795 - c.825)
    A mythical queen of Denmark, potentially based on a historical person, Thora is described in the sagas and other earl medieval sources as "the most beautiful of all women in appearance" earning her the...
  • Lagertha / Hlaðgerðr (c.795 - d.)
    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Lagertha was, according to legend, a Viking shieldmaiden from what is now Norway, and the one time wife of the famous Ragnar Lodbrok. Her tale, as recorded by th...
  • Fridleif Ragnarsson (c.815 - d.)
    Speaking of Ragnar and his first marriage to Lagertha, Saxo says: "By this marriage he had two daughters, whose names have not come down to us, and a son Fridleif." Saxo's Gesta Danorum Neither t...
  • Eric Ragnarsson (c.820 - c.850)
    A mythical viking warrior, potentially based on a historical person, Eric is described in the sagas and other earl medieval sources as one of the eldest sons of Ragnar Loðbrók. Eric and...
  • Astrid Tryggvesdatter (c.963 - c.1006)
    Astrid Tryggvesdatter (født ca 962 - død ukjent), ble i 996 gift med Erling Skjalgsson på Sola (975 - 21. desember 1028). Astrid var datter av Tryggve Olavsson, småkonge i...

Project

Scandinavian sagas

  • This project has as its aim to create on Geni an accurate representation of the genealogical information present in the parts of the Saga literature that present a reasonably coherent picture.

The sagas we work from are:

  • Snorre's "Ynglingesoga"
  • "Hvorledes Norge ble bygget" fra "Flateyarbok"
  • "Orkneysaga"
  • Landnamabok, heimskringla.no
  • The goal is that each profile mentioned in these sagas will be represented exactly once in the Big Tree, and have in his "about me" the reference to the place in the saga where he or she is mentioned, in addition to other information.
  • And more sagas/myths.

Sources

Saga writers and historians:

Literature:

Other links:

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