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Gor Thorrasson, Sea King

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Birthplace: Kvenland, Finland
Death: (Date and location unknown)
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Son of Thorri Snærsson, King of Kvenland and N.N.
Husband of N.N.
Father of HEVTIR GORRSSON; GONNER GORRETTSDATTER; Geitir (Geiti) Gorrsson; Beitir (Beite) Gorrsson; Heytir (Heiti) Gorrsson, Sea King and 1 other
Brother of Nor Thorrasson, legendary king In Alfheim and Goi Thorrisdotter

Occupation: Sea king
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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".


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Gor Thorrasson, Sea King's Timeline

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