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Svadi "Svade" Hjorvardsson fra Dovre

Also Known As: "Svade Jotun", "Svadi the Giant Svadi Jotun"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Dovre
Death: Died in Bergi, Hedenmarken, Norway
Immediate Family:

Son of Hjorvard Helgesson and Helga Fridleifsdatter, av Leire
Husband of Ashild Eysteinsdatter
Father of Hødd Svadesdatter and Hrolf of the Hill Svadisson, King in Oppland
Brother of Halvdan 2. Hjorvardsen
Half brother of Ring Halvdanssøn

Managed by: Harald Tveit Alvestrand
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About Svadi the Giant

Figure of the Orkneysaga.

The mention of him is brief; when introducing Hrolf of the Hill, it says "he was the son of Svadi the giant from north of the Dovrefell".

Date of birth is totally undocumented, and chosen to fit with surrounding profiles.

Note - a speculation published in "Gjallarhorn", a genealogical magazine published in Norway, proposes that his name was Finn, and that his father was Hjorvard Helgesson. I have not verified the article's existence or authorship, or what sources it cites. - Harald Alvestrand

Om Svadi the Giant (Norsk)

Svade Jotun fra Dovre

Han var sønn av Hjørvard og Helga (Ikke bekreftet) Svade var gift med Åshild, de hadde barna Hødd og Rolf

"Midt på vinteren kom de til Hedmark hvor en konge som het Hrolf i Berg hersket. Han var sønn av Svade jotun nordenfra Dovre, og Åshild, datter til kong Eystein som lenge hadde styrt over Hedmark. Hrolf i Berg hadde tatt Goi og giftet seg med henne, men da hun hørte at bror hennes, Nor, var kommet, for hun og Hrolf i mot ham og Hrolf gav seg i Nors vold og ble hans mann. Etter dette dro Nor til veitsle hos mågen sin og der giftet Nor seg" med Hadd, datter til Svade jotun, og søster til Hrolf.

http://www.norsesaga.no/hvorledes-norge-ble-bosatt.html

http://www.missouri-mule.com/kingsofhalogaland.html

Note - a speculation published in "Gjallarhorn", a genealogical magazine published in Norway, proposes that his name was Finn, and that his father was Hjorvard Helgesson. I have not verified the article's existence or authorship, or what sources it cites. - Harald Alvestrand

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Svadi the Giant's Timeline

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352
Hedmark, Norway
430
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Dovre
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460
Age 30
Bergi, Hedenmarken, Norway
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Bergi, Hedenmarken, Norway