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Gor Thorrasson, Sea King

Norwegian: Gor Torresson, Sjøkonge
Birthplace: Kvenland, Finland
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Son of Thorri Snærsson, Myth king of Kvenland and N.N.
Husband of N.N.
Father of Geitir (Geiti) Gorrsson; Beitir (Beite) Gorrsson; Meitir (Meiti) Gorrson and Heytir Gorrsson, Sea King
Brother of Nor Thorrasson, legendary king In Alfheim and Goi (Gjøa) Thorrisdotter

Occupation: Sea king, Sea King, Founder of Denmark
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About Gor Thorrasson, Sea King

According to the Orkney saga, Thorri had two sons, Norr and Gor, and a daughter, Goi.

Goi was kidnapped by a Norwegian chieftain, and Gorr and Nor searched for her, eventually conquering Norway in the process. The story ended with Norr marrying the sister of the Norwegian chieftain, and Goi staying married to her kidnapper.

Gorr had the isles, and for that he was called a sea-king; his sons were Heiti and Beiti, they were sea-kings and mighty overbearing men. They made many inroads on the realm of Norr's sons, and they had many battles, and now one, now the other won the day. Beiti ran into Drontheim and warred there; he lay where it is now called Beitsea and Beitstede; thence he made them drag his ship from the innermost bight of Beitstede, and so north over Elduneck, that is where the Naumdales come down from the north. He sat himself on the poop and held the tiller in his hand, and claimed for his own all that land that then lay on the larboard, and that is many tilths and much land. Heiti, Gorr's son, was father of Sveidi the sea- king, the father of Halfdan the old, the father of Ivar the Uplanders' earl, the father of Eystein the noisy, the father of earl Rognvald the mighty and the wise in council

According to legend, Gor's sister, Goi, disappeared. So Gor and his brother, Nor, went searching for her. Gor searched the islands of the Baltic. Although he went all the way to Denmark and met some of his relatives, he found no trace of Goi. Nor went west over the Scandinavian mountains where he fought the local inhabitants of Trondheim. Nor eventually settled in Sokni's Valley by the North Sea. There Gor met up with him after conquering all the southern areas of the land. Gor and Nor divided the lands among themselves. Gor got all the islands he had conquered and became the first "sea king". Nor got the continental areas. Nor traveled east toward Uppland (Sweden) to Heidmark where he met King Hrolf and found that Hrolf had stolen Goi. Hrolf and Nor had a long and furious duel but neither were wounded. After this marvelous fight they made an agreement that Hrolf would marry Goi and Nor would marry Hrolf's sister. Nor returned to his land which has ever since been called Norge or "Nor's way".

Om Gor Torresson, Sjøkonge (Norsk)

Gor Torreson Sjøkonge

  • Gor var født i Kvenland, sønn av Torri Snærsson, moren er ukjent
  • Hans kone er ukjent, han hadde sønnene Beiti, Heiti, Meiti og Geiti

Nor og Gor lette etter søsteren sin. Brødrene møttes i den fjorden som nå heter Norafjord. .......Så for kong Nor vestover tilbake til havet, og der møtte han Gor, sin bror. Han var da kommet nord fra Dumbshaf og hadde lagt under seg alle øyer på veien, både bebodde og ubebodde.

Brødrene delte nå riket mellom seg slik at Nor skulle ha alt fastlandet nordenfra Jotunheimen og sør til Alfheim; det heter nå Norge. Gor skulle ha alle øyene som lå til babord for skipet hans, når han seilte nordover langs land. Gor sjøkonges sønner var: Beiti og Heiti, Meiti og Geiti.

Kong Gor skulle være sjøkonge og rå over alle norske øyer, det vil si alt land som lå vestafor der han kunne styre skipet sitt når han seilte langs kysten.

Slik står det videre i Flatøyboka: "Gor hadde øyene, derfor ble han kalt "sjøkonge". Sønnene hans het Heite og Beite, de var også sjøkonger og store villstyringer. De herjet mye i riket hos Nors sønner.

Hentet fra http://www.norsesaga.no/oppdagelsen-av-norge.html

Górr Tilnavn / fordanskning: Gor Lokalitet: Norge Relationer: Bror til Goa og Nor.Kilder: Landnamabogen: 266 Noter: Knyttes med sin broder Nor til sagnet om Norges opståen.

Hentet fra http://heimskringla.no/wiki/Landnamabogen 266

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Gor Thorrasson, Sea King's Timeline

(Raumsdal), Hedmark, Norway
(Raumsdal), Hedmark, Norway
left Finland and migrated west via Torneo at the head of the Gulf of Bothnia
(Raumsdal), Hedmark, Norway
Kvenland, Finland
(Raumsdal), Hedmark, Norway