Ragnvald "The Wise" Eysteinsson, Earl of Raumsdal and More, b. ca. 820 in Maer, Nord Trondelag, Norway, d. ca. 889 in More, Scotland

Father: Eystein "The Noisy" Glumra Ivarsson, b. 788 in Maer, Nord Trondelag, Norway
Mother: Ascrida Rognvaldsdatter, Countess of Oppland, b. ca. 804 in Maer, Nord Trondelag, Norway
In 868 King Harald I Harfarger subdued South More and placed Ragnvald as Earl over North and South More and also Raumsdal. The next year Earl Ragnvald took Firdafylke by burning King Vemund with 90 men in a house in Naustdal.

He had many wives and possibly more children than we have listed.

Spouse: Ragnhild Hrolfsdotter, b. in Maer, Nord Trondelag, Norway

Father: Hrolf Nefia (Nose)
Married ca. 844.

Children:

  1. Rolf "The Ganger" Rognvaldsson, b. 846 in Norway, m. Poppa de Valois, 886, m. Gisela (3), 912, d. 932 in Normandy, France
  2. Thorer "the Silent" Rognvaldsson, b. ca. 847, m. Alof Haraldsdatter
  3. Ivar Rognvaldsson, b. ca. 848

Spouse: Groa ?

Groa is often mentioned as a concubine. At this time, a concubine was a wife of lesser importance, often the daughter of a slave or servant. In the Orkneyinga Saga Ragnvald is quoted as telling his son, Einar, "Considering the kind of mother you have; slave born on each side of her family, you're not likely to make much of a ruler. But I agree; the sooner you leave and the later you return, the happier I'll be."
Married ca. 850.

Children:

  1. Hallad Rognvaldsson, b. ca. 851
  2. Einar "Turf (Torfeinar)" Rognvaldsson, Earl of Orkney, b. ca. 852 in Raumsdal, Telemark, Norway, d. ca. 910 in Orkney Isles, Scotland
  3. Hrollaug Rognvaldsson, b. ca. 853

Eystein "The Noisy" Glumra Ivarsson, b. 788 in Maer, Nord Trondelag, Norway

Father: Earl Ivar Halfdansson, b. in Oppland, Norway
Mother: ? Eysteinsdatter, b. ca. 785 in Trondheim, Norway

Spouse: Ascrida Rognvaldsdatter, Countess of Oppland, b. ca. 804 in Maer, Nord Trondelag, Norway

Father: Rognvald Gudrodsson
Mother: Thora Sigurdsdatter, b. in Jutland, Denmark
Some sources list her father as Rognvald Olafsson.
Married ca. 819 in Maer, Nord Trondelag, Norway.

Children:

  1. Ragnvald "The Wise" Eysteinsson, Earl of Raumsdal and More, b. ca. 820 in Maer, Nord Trondelag, Norway, m. Ragnhild Hrolfsdotter, ca. 844, m. Groa ?, ca. 850, d. ca. 889 in More, Scotland
  2. Sigurd I "the Mighty" Eysteinsson, b. ca. 822 in Maer, Nord Trondelag, Norway, d. 874 in Orkney Isles, Scotland
  3. Malahule Eysteinsson, b. ca. 835 in Maer, Nord Trondelag, Norway
  4. Svanhild Eysteinsdatter, b. ca. 840 in Maer, Nord Trondelag, Norway, m. Harald I "Harfager" Halfdansson

Earl Ivar Halfdansson, b. in Oppland, Norway

Father: Halfdan "Vanha (the Old)" Sveidasson, b. in Oppland, Norway

Spouse: ? Eysteinsdatter, b. ca. 785 in Trondheim, Norway

Father: Eystein "Glumra" Hognasson
Married in Oppland, Norway.

Children:

  1. Eystein "The Noisy" Glumra Ivarsson, b. 788 in Maer, Nord Trondelag, Norway, m. Ascrida Rognvaldsdatter, Countess of Oppland, ca. 819 in Maer, Nord Trondelag, Norway

Halfdan "Vanha (the Old)" Sveidasson, b. in Oppland, Norway

Father: Sveidi "Sea King" Svidrasson, b. in Raumsdal, Telemark, Norway

Children:

  1. Earl Ivar Halfdansson, b. in Oppland, Norway, m. ? Eysteinsdatter in Oppland, Norway

Sveidi "Sea King" Svidrasson, b. in Raumsdal, Telemark, Norway

Father: Svidri "Sea King" Heytsson, b. in Raumsdal, Telemark, Norway
The Orkneyinga Saga says that the father of Sveidi was Heiti Gorsson, skipping Svidri in the lineage.

Children:

  1. Halfdan "Vanha (the Old)" Sveidasson, b. in Oppland, Norway

Svidri "Sea King" Heytsson, b. in Raumsdal, Telemark, Norway

Father: Heiti "Sea King" Gorsson, b. in Raumsdal, Telemark, Norway

Children:

  1. Sveidi "Sea King" Svidrasson, b. in Raumsdal, Telemark, Norway

Heiti "Sea King" Gorsson, b. in Raumsdal, Telemark, Norway

Father: Gor "Sea King" Thorrasson, b. ca. 065 in Kvenland

Children:

  1. Svidri "Sea King" Heytsson, b. in Raumsdal, Telemark, Norway

Gor "Sea King" Thorrasson, b. ca. 065 in Kvenland

Father: Thorri Snaersson, King of Kvenland, b. ca. 020 in Kvenland
According to legend, Gor's sister, Goi, disappeared. So Gor and his brother, Norr, went searching for her. Gor searched the islands of the Baltic. Although he went all the way to Denmark and met some of his relatives, he found no trace of Goi. Norr went west over the Scandinavian mountains where he fought the local inhabitants of Trondheim. Norr eventually settled in Sokni's Valley by the North Sea. There Gor met up with him after conquering all the southern areas of the land. Gor and Norr divided the lands among themselves. Gor got all the islands he had conquered and became the first "sea king". Norr got the continental areas. Norr traveled east toward Uppland (Sweden) to Heidmark where he met King Hrolf and found that Hrolf had stolen Goi. Hrolf and Norr had a long and furious duel but neither were wounded. After this marvelous fight they made an agreement that Hrolf would marry Goi and Norr would marry Hrolf's sister. Norr returned to his land which has ever since been called Norge or "Norr's way".

Children:

  1. Beiti "Sea King" Gorsson
  2. Geiti Gorsson
  3. Heiti "Sea King" Gorsson, b. in Raumsdal, Telemark, Norway
  4. Meiti Gorsson

Thorri Snaersson, King of Kvenland, b. ca. 020 in Kvenland

Father: Snaer "Vanha" Jokulsson, King of Kvenland, b. ca. 020 BC in Kvenland

Children:

  1. Norr Thorrasson, King of Alfheim, b. ca. 063, m. Hodd Svadesdatter
  2. Gor "Sea King" Thorrasson, b. ca. 065 in Kvenland
  3. Goi Thorrasdotter, b. ca. 066, m. Hrolf "Of the Hill" Svadisson, King of Barg

Snaer "Vanha" Jokulsson, King of Kvenland, b. ca. 020 BC in Kvenland

Father: Jokull Frostasson, b. ca. 040 BC in Kvenland
He was called "Snaer the old". The Orkneyinga says his father was Frosti Karasson, skipping Jokull in the lineage.

Children:

  1. Mjöll Snaersdotter, m. Dumbr, King of Ruija
  2. Föhn Snaersson
  3. Driva (Drifa) Snaersdotter, b. ca. 001 in Kvenland, m. Vanland Svegdasson, King of Upsal, ca. 020 in Finland
  4. Thorri Snaersson, King of Kvenland, b. ca. 020 in Kvenland

Jokull Frostasson, b. ca. 040 BC in Kvenland

Father: Frosti Karasson, King of Kvenland, b. ca. 060 BC in Kvenland

Children:

  1. Snaer "Vanha" Jokulsson, King of Kvenland, b. ca. 020 BC in Kvenland

Frosti Karasson, King of Kvenland, b. ca. 060 BC in Kvenland

Father: Kari Fornjotsson, King of Kvenland, b. ca. 080 BC in Kvenland

Children:

  1. Jokull Frostasson, b. ca. 040 BC in Kvenland

Kari Fornjotsson, King of Kvenland, b. ca. 080 BC in Kvenland

Father: Fornjot "the Ancient Giant", King of Kvenland, b. ca. 100 BC

Children:

  1. Frosti Karasson, King of Kvenland, b. ca. 060 BC in Kvenland

Fornjot "the Ancient Giant", King of Kvenland, b. ca. 100 BC

He is ancient Finland's first and most powerful ruler. He may be the Kalev of the Kalevala Saga. He is also the subject of the Fundinn Noregr (founding of Norway).

Old Russian tales tell of a Finnish prince who hired a giant to help him conquer Russia from Estonia to Kiev. The giant's name was Calewa (Kaleva). After finishing this task the prince gave the giant Kvenland as his own kingdom.

Children:

  1. Hler (Ægir) Fornjotsson
  2. Hlessey Fornjotsson
  3. Logi Fornjotsson
  4. Kari Fornjotsson, King of Kvenland, b. ca. 080 BC in Kvenland

Eystein "Glumra" Hognasson

Children:

  1. ? Eysteinsdatter, b. ca. 785 in Trondheim, Norway, m. Earl Ivar Halfdansson





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