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Also Known As: "Whitlæg", "Wighlek", "Wiglek", "Waegdaeg", "Wecta", "Vegdegg King of SaxonsVegdeg", "of Saxony", "van Saksen", "de Saxe"
Birthplace: Saxony, Germany
Death: Died in Saxony, Germany
Immediate Family:

Son of Odin and Unknown partners of Odin
Husband of N.N.
Father of Witta
Brother of Yngvi Odinsson, King of Sweden; Sigar Odinsson, King in Hunaland; Sigrlami Odinsson, King of Gardariki; Winta Odinsson, King of Lindsey; Gauti, King of Götaland and 8 others
Half brother of Skjöld, King of Denmark; Bragi; Saemingr Odinsson, King in Hålogaland; Víðarr; Höðr and 5 others

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

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).

Wecta With I's father was Odin or Woden and his mother was Friege, Frigg, Frea de Siluria. These are shown in other partts of this tree.

His paternal grandparents were Frithuwald or Bor and Beltsa; his maternal grandparents were Cadwalladr ap Lewfer Mawr and <Unknown>. He had eight brothers named Njord, Winta, Skjold, Baeldaeg, Casere, Seaxneat, Waegdagg and Wihtlaeg. He was the fifth oldest of the nine children. He had a half-brother named Saeming.

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Vegdagr's Timeline

Saxony, Germany
Age 19
Saxony, Germany
Ruler of the Swaete