NN wife of Visbur Vanlandeson av Uppsala, second wife

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NN wife of Visbur Vanlandeson av Uppsala (Herleivsdatter), second wife

Birthplace: Sverige
Death: (Date and location unknown)
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Wife of Visbur Vanlandesson, King of Uppsala
Mother of Domaldi Visbursson, King in Uppsala

Managed by: Harald Tveit Alvestrand
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About NN wife of Visbur Vanlandeson av Uppsala, second wife

In Scandinavian mythology, Visbur was a king of the House of Ynglings and the son of Vanlandi. He was burned to death inside his hall by the arson of two of his own sons in revenge for rejecting their mother and denying them their heritage. He was succeeded by his son Dómaldi.

Visbur succeeded his father Vanlande. He married the daughter of Aude the Rich, and gave her as her bride-gift three large farms, and a gold ornament. They had two sons, Gisle and Ond; but Visbur left her and took another wife, whereupon she went home to her father with her two sons. Visbur had a son who was called Domald, and his stepmother used witchcraft to give him ill-luck. Now, when Visbur's sons were the one twelve and the other thirteen years of age, they went to their father's place, and desired to have their mother's dower; but he would not deliver it to them. Then they said that the gold ornament should be the death of the best man in all his race, and they returned home. Then they began again with enchantments and witchcraft, to try if they could destroy their father. The sorceress Huld said that by witchcraft she could bring it about by this means, that a murderer of his own kin should never be wanting in the Yngling race; and they agreed to have it so. Thereafter they collected men, came unexpectedly in the night on Visbur, and burned him in his house.

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