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Svadi "Svade" Hjorvardsson fra Dovre

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

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

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

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Svadi the Giant's Timeline

Hedmark, Norway
Age 30
Bergi, Hedenmarken, Norway
Bergi, Hedenmarken, Norway