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Vana of Vanaheim, Queen of Uppsala

Norwegian: Vana fra Vanaheim, Dronning i Uppsala
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Birthplace: Vanaheim, Russia
Death: Died in Uppsala, Sweden
Immediate Family:

Wife of Svegdi Fjolnarsson, King of Uppsala
Mother of Vanlandi Sveigdeson, King of Uppsala

Occupation: била от рода на Ваните
Managed by: Harald Sævold
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About Vana of Vanaheim, Queen of Uppsala

Sveigðir, Sveigder or Swegde was a Swedish king of the House of Yngling in Norse mythology. He was the son of Fjölner, whom he succeeded as king, and he married Vana of Vanaheim, probably one of the Vanir.

Lured by a dwarf, Sveigðir disappeared into a stone and never came back. He was succeeded by his son Vanlandi.


Vana De Vanaheim

Birth: About 281 in <, Vänersborg, Älvsborg, Sweden> 1 2

Death:

Sex: F

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 Svegdi Fjolnarsson (Husband) b. About 277 in , Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden  

1 2

Marriage: Abt 297 in , Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden 6 Nov 2004 14:29

Children:

Vanlandi Svegdasson b. About 298 in , Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden


 

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REFN: HWS8917

Ancestral File Number: G6SX-PT

(Research):DEADEND:CHAN20 Dec 2002


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 Title: "FamilySearch® Ancestral Fileâ„¢ v4.19"

Author: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Publication: 3 Feb 2001

Title: "Genealogical Research of Kirk Larson"

Author: Larson, Kirk

Publication: Personal Research Works including Bethune & Hohenlohe Desce

ndants, 1981-2001, Kirk Larson, Private Library





In Norse mythology, Vanaheimr (Old Norse "home of the Vanir"[1]) is one of the Nine Worlds and home of the Vanir, a group of gods associated with fertility, wisdom, and the ability to see the future. Vanaheimr is attested in the Poetic Edda; compiled in the 13th century from earlier traditional sources, and the Prose Edda and (in euhemerized form) Heimskringla; both written in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson. In the Poetic Edda and the Prose Edda, Vanaheimr is described as the location where the Van god Njörðr was raised. In Norse cosmology, Vanaheimr is considered one of the Nine Worlds.

Attestations

Vanaheimr is mentioned a single time in the Poetic Edda; in a stanza of the poem Vafþrúðnismál. In Vafþrúðnismál, Gagnráðr (the god Odin in disguise) engages in a game of wits with the jötunn Vafþrúðnir. Gagnráðr asks Vafþrúðnir from whence the Van god Njörðr came, for though he rules over many hofs and hörgrs, Njörðr was not raised among the Æsir. Vafþrúðnir responds that Njörðr was created in Vanaheimr by "wise powers" and references that Njörðr was exchanged as a hostage during the Æsir-Vanir War. In addition, Vafþrúðnir comments that, when the world ends (Ragnarök), Njörðr will return to the "wise Vanir" (Bellows here anglicizes Vanir to Wanes):

       Benjamin Thorpe translation:
       In Vanaheim wise powers him created,
       and to the gods a hostage gave.
       At the world's dissolution,
       he will return to the wise Vanir.[2]
   	
       Henry Adams Bellows translation:
       In the home of the Wanes did the wise ones create him,
       And gave him as a pledge to the gods;
       At the fall of the world shall he far once more
       Home to the Wanes so wise.[3]
   	

In chapter 24 of the Prose Edda book Gylfaginning, the enthroned figure of High says that Njörðr was raised in Vanaheimr, but was later sent as a hostage to the Æsir.[4]

The Heimskringla book Ynglinga saga records an euhemerized account of the origins of Norse mythology. In chapter 1, "Van Home or the Home of the Vanir" is described as located around the Don River (which Snorri writes was once called "Tana Fork" or "Vana Fork").[5] Chapter 4 describes the Æsir-Vanir War, noting that during a hostage exchange, the Æsir sent the god Hœnir to Vanaheim and there he was immediately made chieftain.[6] In chapter 15, the king Sveigðir is recorded as having married a woman named Vana in "Vanaland", located in Sweden. The two produced a child, who they named Vanlandi (meaning "Man from the Land of the Vanir"[7]).[8] [edit] Theories

In a stanza of the Poetic Edda poem Völuspá, an unnamed völva mentions the existence of "nine worlds." These worlds are nowhere specifically listed in sequence, but are generally assumed to include Vanaheimr. The other eight are Asgard, Álfheimr, Midgard, Jötunheimr, Svartálfaheimr, Niflheim, Múspellsheimr, and possibly Niðavellir.[9]

Hilda Ellis Davidson comments that exactly where Vanaheim is among the Nine Worlds isn't clear, since "the chief gods Freyr and Njord with a number of others, are represented along with the Æsir in Asgard, but it seems probable that it was in the underworld." Davidson notes a connection between the Vanir and "the land-spirits who dwelt in mounds and hills and in water [...].[10]

Rudolf Simek claims that Snorri "unquestionably" invented the name Vanaheimr as a Vanir counterpart to Asgard, but does not mention the Vafþrúðnismál reference.[11]


Sveigðir, Sveigder or Swegde was a Swedish king of the House of Yngling in Norse mythology. He was the son of Fjölner, whom he succeeded as king, and he married Vana of Vanaheim, probably one of the Vanir.

Lured by a dwarf, Sveigðir disappeared into a stone and never came back. He was succeeded by his son Vanlandi.


Vana De Vanaheim

Birth: About 281 in <, Vänersborg, Älvsborg, Sweden> 1 2

Death:

Sex: F

Father:

Mother:

 Spouses & Children    
 
 
Svegdi Fjolnarsson (Husband) b. About 277 in , Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden  

1 2

Marriage: Abt 297 in , Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden 6 Nov 2004 14:29

Children:

Vanlandi Svegdasson b. About 298 in , Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden


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REFN: HWS8917

Ancestral File Number: G6SX-PT

(Research):DEADEND:CHAN20 Dec 2002

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Title: "FamilySearch® Ancestral Fileâ„¢ v4.19"

Author: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Publication: 3 Feb 2001

Title: "Genealogical Research of Kirk Larson"

Author: Larson, Kirk

Publication: Personal Research Works including Bethune & Hohenlohe Desce

ndants, 1981-2001, Kirk Larson, Private Library


Sagofigur!

Om Vana fra Vanaheim, Dronning i Uppsala (Norsk)

Vanaheim Mens æsene bodde i Åsgard bodde vanene i Vanheim (eller Vanaland). Denne verden er aldri gitt noen beskrivelse i de norrøne kildene, men ble betraktet som en av de ni verdener.

Alle kilder beskriver guddommene Njord, Frøy og Frøya som medlemmer av vanene. I Ynglingesagaen, en euhemerisert prosatekst i Heimskringla (det vil si en redegjørelse som betraktet gudene som vanlige mennesker som først etter sin død ble dyrket som guder) legger til at Njords søster (som ikke nevnes med navn) og Kvase var vaner. Snorre så for seg at vanene, som mennesker, levde i et område nord for Svartehavet ved en elv som het Tanakvísl eða Vanakvísl. Dette kan bety enten en sideelv eller munningen til Tanais, det antikke navnet for elven Don. Denne informasjonen må ikke tas bokstavelig da den mer er et uttrykk for en kristen forklaring på vanenes opprinnelse enn en gjenspeiling av de hedenske mytene.

I tillegg forteller den legendariske Ynglingesagaen om en småkonge ved navn Vanlande Sveigdesson som døde som en følge av ond seid: ei mare tråkket på ham i søvne til han døde (se mareritt). Grunnen til hans særegne navn var at faren, Sveigde, hadde bestemt seg for å lete etter Odin og gudeverden og dro vidt av sted i Store Svitjord (områdene i dagens Russland og Ukraina) i fem år og besøkte Vanaheim. Her møtte han en kvinne som karakteristisk nok het Vana, og med henne fikk han sønnen Vanlande.

For øvrig fikk også Sveigde en forunderlig død: Han kom over en stor stein med ei dør i, han gikk inn og stein lukket seg etter ham og han ble aldri sett igjen.

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