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Also Known As: "Whitlæg", "Wighlek", "Wiglek", "Waegdaeg", "Wecta", "Vegdegg King of SaxonsVegdeg", "of Saxony", "van Saksen", "de Saxe"
Birthplace: Scandinavia
Death: Saxony, Germany
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Father of Witta

Occupation: King of Zealand and/or Angel, Roi (King) des Saxons, 300-350
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About Vegdagr

His descendants claimed he was a son of the Norse god Odin.

2.WAEGDAEG. (Wegdeg, Wecta, Wihtlæg). Born in Scandinavia about 255. He married (unknown) in Ancient Saxony, Northern Germany. His line is continued by Witta, Wihtgils, Hengest and Horsa, and the Kings of Kent.

Vegdagr/Wægdæg/Wecta. According to Snorri Vegdeg ruled East Saxony. In the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle the Wecta form of the name heads the lineage of the kings of Kent (of whom Hengest is traditionally the first) and the Wægdæg form of the name heads the lineage of the kings of Deira. The Anglian collection of Anglo-Saxon royal genealogies places the name Wægdæg in both pedigrees, while Snorri relates a single descent through Vegdeg and his son that later splits into two branches leading to the Kent and Deira ancestors.



From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Wihtlæg, Whitlæg, Wighlek or Wiglek is a legendary king of either Denmark or Angeln in Germanic legends.

In Anglo-Saxon genealogies, Whitlæg is one of the Sons of Odin. According to the genealogies in the Anglian collection, Weothulgeot was ancestor to the royal house of Mercia and the father of Whitlæg. According to the Historia Britonum, Weothulgeot was father of Weaga who was father of Whitlæg. But the two Anglo-Saxon Chronicle versions of this genealogy include neither Weothulgeot nor Weaga but make Whitlæg himself the son of Woden. In all versions Whitlæg is father of Wermund, father of Offa of Angel. According to the Old English poem Widsith Offa ruled over the continental Angels.

The Danish Chronicon Lethrense (and the included Annales Lundenses) tell that the Danish king Rorik Slengeborre was succeeded by his son Wighlek. This Wiglek married Nanna, and he ruled in peace. He died in his bed and was succeeded by his son Wermund, the father of Offe (Offa).

The somewhat later Danish chronicle Gesta Danorum tells that when the Danish king Rorik Slyngebond had died Wiglek succeeded him. He took all the wealth from the mother of Amleth (Hamlet) and complained about Amleth's actions as the ruler of Jutland. Amleth, on the other hand offered Wiglek riches, in reconciliation. Wiglek disposed of Fiallar, the ruler of Scania who retired to Undensakre, and then he mustered the leidang of Zealand and Scania, and sent a message to Amleth challenging him to war. In the battle Amleth fell, and his wife Hermutrude gave up herself as Wiglek's spoil of war. Wiglek died of illness and was succeeded by his son Wermund, the father of Uffo (Offa).

-------------------------- Prose Edda

Hengist is briefly mentioned in Prologue, the first book of the Prose Edda, written by Snorri Sturluson in the 13th century. In Prologue, a euhemerized account of the origins of Norse mythology is provided, including that while Odin was in Saxony, Odin put three of his sons in charge of the area. One of these three sons was Veggdegg, a "powerful king" who ruled over eastern Saxony. One of Veggdegg's sons was Vitrgils, the father of Vitta, father of Hengist. Vitta's other son (and Hengist's uncle) was Sigar, father of Svipdagr.

Om Vegdagr (Norsk)

Vegdeg. konge i Øst Sachsen

Han var sønn av Odin. Hans kone er ukjent. Han hadde sønnen Witta

Han er nevnt i Anglo-Saxon Chronicle og Historia Brittonum. og i Snorres Edda.

Wegdeg, Wecta, Wihtlæg ættelinje fortsetter med Witta. Witta, Wihtgils, Hengest og Horsa, og kongene av Kent .

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Vegdagr's Timeline

Ruler of the Swaete
Saxony, Germany