Vikings & Dragons - Lineage to Odin, Ragnar, and, Rolo

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    super rare Viking bronze dragon fibula

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    uncleaned still has the dirt on
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    uncleaned still has the dirt on
    found illurup valley denmark

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    Susan Lynne Schwenger The Final Synthesis - isbn 978-0-9939480-0-8 Staff Member

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    super rare Viking bronze dragon fibula
    uncleaned still has the dirt on
    found illurup valley denmark

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    Viking mythology

    Norse mythology, together with Greek and Roman, is probably one of the most interesting and complex.
    It includes detailed descriptions of both rise and fall of the world of gods, people,
    and different fantasy creatures.

    • Author: Tea Gudek Šnajdar
      Norse mythology, together with Greek and Roman, is probably one of the most interesting and complex.
    • It includes detailed descriptions of both rise and fall of the world of gods, people, and different fantasy creatures.
      Mythology in general

      Mythology in general

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    • The viking people were christianized relatively late (11th century), so they had a long tradition of worshipping their own mythological deities. Their myths represent different characters,
    • besides the deities themselves, like giants, dwarves, trolls, elves, snakes, dragons etc.
    • Furthermore, the power of controlling magic was not just of gods, for example shapeshifting, returning dead to life. Beside them, giants, as well as even certain humans, had the power of taking animal forms.1
      The folks made no difference between religious and secular world in their god worshiping.
    • There were no priests in the viking world, nor even places, such as temples, to worship the gods: "Instead, religious beliefs were in wrought in everyday life, and the ceremonies were often served in the open. Kings, dukes and other dignitaries presided seasonal ceremonies during which the entire communities showed their support to gods. Nevertheless, many ceremonies of worship unwound in an improvised fashion in informal and more modest surroundings, such as house or similar property.2
      Divine families – Aesir and Vanir

      In the Viking world, there were two families of deities – Aesir and Vanir. They were at war for a very long time, but since neither family was able to win the war, they concluded a truce.
      The Aesir family was greater in number, its members lived in Asgard, and were generally considered gods of war. Most common of the Aesir were the supreme god Odin, his eldest son Thor, along with Baldur, who was the favorite among gods, the war god Tyr, and Loki, who wasn’t really a god, but lived by their side in Asgard.
      Members of Vanir were gods of welfare, health and fertility. More notable of them were god of the sea Njord, his twin son and daughter Frey and Freya, who was the goddess of love and beauty, Frigg (or Hlin), Odin’s wife who was a mother to many gods, Henir (Ve) and Lodur (Vili), Odin’s brothers who helped him create the world and the people, and Ull, god of winter.
      Odin

      Odin is the supreme Viking deity. He was the „father of everything“, one of the creators of human kind,
      even a father of some gods. His trademark was a spear with magical powers, Gungnir,
      which would infallibly hit every target. His horse was Sleipnir, which had eight legs,
      and was the best of its kind. He was also accompanied by two ravens,
      Huginn (Thought) and Munin (Memory), that flew around the world,
      and reported back everything they would see.3

      He was also the supreme god of war: "As such, he was the protector of the aristocratic warrior class,
      especially of the royal houses in Denmark and Norway.

      Apart from that, he was an inspiration to the wild Norse warriors, followers of Odin
      who cherished combat frenzy as a method of intimidation.
      His name itself, meaning „furious“ or „drunk“, shows the characteristics they were keen on showing.
      Odin was the proprietor of Valhala, the Hall of the dead, where the warriors who fell in combat
      were taken off the battlefield.“4

      From his throne on the mountain Hildskjalf he watched over nine worlds,
      and sometimes wearing a disguise,
      he walked among people, showing himself as a tall man,
      grey-bearded, in a long cloak and wearing a wide brim hat.5

      He regarded knowledge as a valuable power, and often sacrificed himself to get to it.

      He was a god of poetry, who stole Mead of inspiration from its guardian, a giant called Suttung.

      He learned the secret of the runes hanging from the Tree of the world for nine days and nights.

      This is associated with his ability to raise hanged people from the dead,
      for which he was also known as "The Hanged One“ or "The Master Of Gallows“.
      He had only one eye, because he sacrificed the other one in exchange f
      or drinking from the Well of knowledge.6
      Thor

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      The strongest among gods, protector of order, divine thunderer, inseparable from his hammer,
      Thor aroused most admiration of all of the gods. His cult spread through all of Viking world,
      and the fact that one quarter of all Icelandic names from the Viking period contained the word
      Thor speaks well of his popularity.7

      His day was Thursday, which is also derived from his name. He was a fierce enemy of giants,
      and was honored as the protector of Asgard and Midgard.8

      He was a son of Odin and Jord, and he lived with his spouse Sif.
      His most valued possession was his hammer, Mjöllnir.9

      It would smash anything it hit, afterwards returning to Thor’s hands.10

      He also had a magic belt that increased his strength by half whilst worn.
      He traveled in a chariot towed by two goats, Tanngrisnir and Tasnngnjostr,
      which had the magical power of regeneration.
      He was related to natural forces, primarily storms, thunder was thought to be the noise
      from his chariot passing through the skies.

      Travellers put themselves under his patronage when going on a journey.

      Most of village populace considered him the supreme deity to whom
      they would turn for help when in danger.
      Loki

      Loki was the master of mischief, vicious and cunning, a trickster predetermined to turn to a symbol
      of true evil at the hour of the final conflict at Ragnarok.11

      He was able to shift his shape and gender. There are different theories about his origin:
      "Most probably he was a son of a giant; he was granted entrance to Asgard by gaining Odin’s friendship
      – the two of them became blood brothers.“12

      His descendants are also followers of the forces of evil, his children with the female giant Angrboda were:
      Hel – queen of the dead, Snake of the World Jormunganda and voracious wolf Fenrir.
      The latter two will, along Loki, play important roles in Ragnarok as followers of evil.
      Freya

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      She was the goddess of love, birth, death and fertility,
      viz the whole human life cycle.13 She liked luxury and beautiful items:
      "and it’s also well-known that she wasn’t too shy in choosing methods to collect them
      – for example, she agreed to sleep with four dwarves in exchange for the priceless necklace Brisingamen“.14

      She was also regarded as embodiment of sexual desire, and was worshipped for her passionate nature,
      wherefore Loki accused her of sleeping with all gods, even her brother.15

      It was said that she wept golden tears, so she was also called "Goddess beautiful in tears“.

      She was called upon by lovers, but also by women in labour. However, she had a coarser side:
      "Sometimes she hunted on the battlefields, sharing half of slain warriors with Odin
      and admitting the ones she had chosen to her palace Folkvanger.16
      Other creatures

      Beside gods, there are many other fantasy creatures in Viking mythology, like:
      Giants

      Giants are mostly mentioned as the enemies of gods, although their relationships were not entirely hostile.
      There are numerous stories of affairs between gods and giants,
      ie. even Thor was born from Odin’s relationship with Jord, who was a female giant.
      In myths, they are generally displayed as slow and boring, awed mostly for their monstrous size,
      which was greater even than gods’. Once in a while they even displayed a kind nature.
      Since they were creatures of cold and dark, they would have turned to stone if touched by sunlight.
      Dwarves

      Dwarves were always considered great craftsmen, having built all of the treasures and magical items gods possessed. They lived in mountain caves, beneath the ground, and, much like the giants,
      didn’t like the sunlight. They were generally friendly to people.
      Trolls

      They were underground creatures as well, although later folk tales mention that the mounds
      in which they lived had openable tops through which the sunlight came inside.
      They often worked as giants’ servants.17
      Elves

      Their characteristics were very contradictory: "elves of the light were considered almost as beautiful as gods,
      whilst the elves of the dark were malformed and disgusting. Reminiscence of both traditions remained in the folklore at later ages, in the form of fairies and goblins.“18 House owners would, within the fertility ceremony,
      offer them sacrifices at the beginning of winter.
      Valkyries

      The Valkyries were beautiful girls Odin sent to the battlefield to choose warriors that will die.
      Half of them would then belong to him, and the other half to Freyja.
      They decided who would win the battle. They also served the warriors in Valhalla.
      Snakes

      In Viking myths, the snakes had generally negative connotation, and because they lived underground,
      they were also considered to be related to the dead. Even though they had no mythical role,
      snakes were often confused with dragons. They were a threat to the Tree of the world,
      which was described in ancient rhymes.
      The most terrifying of all the snakes was the Snake of the world, Jormungand.
      \
      "It was one of the three monstrous children of Loki and the female giant Angrboda.
      Odin threw it in the sea, for he had a vision of great evil the creature would bring at the hour of Ragnarok.
      There, it grew until its body was long enough to twine around the world and it could reach its own tail
      with its mouth.“19
      Dragons

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      Although snakes aroused fear, dragons were far more dangerous and dreadful.
      With their fire breath they could incinerate anything in their way.
      Their shells were impenetrable to swords and arrows, and the only vulnerable area
      of their skin was the abdomen.

      They lived in bronze-age tumuli, which were the size of small hills.

      Due to their affiliation to the underground, they also came out only after sundown.

      Their role in mythology was guarding treasures, for which Tony Allan claims to be:
      "reflection of real piles of precious sepulchral items often found in tumuli
      which were considered dragon lairs.“20

    http://www.medievalwall.com/nations/viking-mythology/

    Author: Tea Gudek Šnajdar


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  8. Susan Lynne Schwenger

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    We go back to Odin, Ragnar and Rolo

    THE LINEAGE BACK TO ODiN
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    Odin is your 48th great grandfather.
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    You - Susan Lynne Schwenger
    → Lynda Mae Handy - Schwenger
    your mother
    → James aka Jim Edward (Morton-Russell) Handy Jr.
    her father
    → James aka Jim (Ruthven) Handy SR.
    his father
    → Marion aka Marrian Ruthven - Handy - Satchell
    his mother
    → Alexander (Thompson) Ruthven
    her father
    → Robert (Witherspoon) Ruthven, Sr.
    his father
    → John (Henderson) Ruthven
    his father
    → John (Peadie) Ruthven
    his father
    → John (Hutcheson) Ruthven
    his father
    → John (Reid) Ruthven
    his father
    → William Alexander (Clerk) Ruthven
    his father
    → William (Gray) Ruthven
    his father
    → Sir William Ruthven
    his father
    → Janet Halyburton, Lady Dirletoun
    his mother (his father William Ruthven, 2nd Lord Ruthven)
    → Sir Patrick Halyburton, 5th/6th Lord Dirletoun
    her father
    → George Halyburton, 3rd/4th Lord Dirletoun
    his father
    → Sir John Halyburton, 1st/2nd Lord of Dirletoun
    his father
    → Marjorie Douglas, Countess of Atholl
    his mother
    → Archibald Douglas "The Grim", 3rd Earl of Douglas
    her father
    → Sir James Douglas of Lothian, Lord Douglas
    his father
    → Elisabeth Stewart of Crawford
    his mother → "Jean MacRory of Butte & Arran"
    her mother
    → James Macrory, Lord of Bute
    her father
    → Angus of Bute & Arran
    (her mother Ragnchild Macrory)
    his father
    → Somerled, King of the Hebrides
    (his mother Ragnhildis Olavesdottir
    his father
    → Giolla Brighid mac Gille Adomnain
    his father → Gille Adomnan Siol-Cuinn
    his father → Solam
    his father → Mearrdha
    his father → Suibhne Mac Niallghusa
    his father → Niallghusa Mac Godfrey
    his father → Godfrey MacFergus, of the Isles
    his father → Fergus Mor mac Echdach, Rí na Dál Riata
    his father
    → Eochaid mac Echdach,
    Rí na Dál Riata of Donolly Castle
    his mother → Spondana ingen Aingtech,
    Princess of the Picts
    (his father Eochaid Rinnavel mac Domangairt, Rí na Dál Riata )
    his mother
    → Unknown verch Beli
    her mother
    (her father Entfidich mac Erc, King of the Picts
    → Gwladys . mac Eanfrith
    (her father King Beli ap Nechtan, Brenin Alt Clut)
    her mother → Eanfrith, King of Bernicia
    (her mother Pictish Princess Uuidsdatter
    her father → Æthelfrith, king of Bernicia
    his father → Æthelric, king of Bernicia
    his father → Ida, king of Bernicia (his mother Bearnach )
    his father → Eoppa
    his father → Esa
    his father → Ingwy
    his father → Angenwit
    his father → Aloc
    his father → Bernic
    his father → Brand
    his father → Baldur (his mother Nanna Nepsdotter )
    his father → Odin (his mother Frigg)
    his father
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    Odin
    Genealogy profile for Odin
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    THE LINEAGE BACK to ROLLO

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    ange-Hrólfr 'Rollo' of Normandy
    Rollo Ragnvaldsson
    French: Robert Ragnvaldsson,
    Norwegian: Hrolf Ragnvaldsson,
    Norse, Old: Gange-Hrólfr Ragnvaldsson
    Gange-Hrólfr 'Rollo' of Normandy
    is your 31st great grandfather.
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    You, Susan Lynne Schwenger
    are a 31st great grand-daughter...
    → Lynda Mae Handy - Schwenger
    your mother
    → James aka Jim Edward (Morton-Russell) Handy Jr.
    her father
    → James aka Jim (Ruthven) Handy SR.
    his father
    → Marion aka Marrian Ruthven - Handy - Satchell
    his mother
    → Alexander (Thompson) Ruthven
    her father
    → Robert (Witherspoon) Ruthven, Sr.
    his father
    → John (Henderson) Ruthven
    his father
    → John (Peadie) Ruthven
    his father
    → John (Hutcheson) Ruthven
    his father
    → John (Reid) Ruthven
    his father
    → William Alexander (Clerk) Ruthven
    his father
    → William (Gray) Ruthven
    his father
    → Sir William Ruthven
    his father
    → Janet Halyburton, Lady Dirletoun
    his mother
    → Sir Patrick Halyburton, 5th/6th Lord Dirletoun
    her father
    → George Halyburton, 3rd/4th Lord Dirletoun
    his father
    → Sir John Halyburton, 1st/2nd Lord of Dirletoun
    his father
    → Sir Walter Halyburton, Lord Halyburton of Dirleton
    his father
    → Isabel Stewart, of Albany
    his mother
    → Margaret Menteith Stewart, Countess of Menteith (in suo iure)
    her mother
    → John Graham, 9th Earl of Menteith
    her father
    → Sir Patrick Graham of Kincardine
    his father
    → Annabella of Strathearn
    his mother
    → Robert, 4th Earl of Strathearn
    her father
    → Matilda d'Aubigny
    his mother
    → Matilda (Maud) FitzRobert de Clare de Senlis
    her mother
    → Robert FitzRichard de Clare
    her father
    → Richard FitzGilbert de Bienfaite,
    Lord of Clare and of Tonbridge
    his father
    → Gilbert de Brionne comte d'Eu
    his father
    → Geoffrey de Brionne, Count of Eu & Brionne
    his father
    → Richard I, 'The Fearless', Duke of Normandy
    aka Richard FitzWilliam
    his father
    → William "Longsword" FitzRobert
    his father
    (his mother
    Luitgarde of Vermandois
    French: Liegarde, Latin: Luitgardis
    Birth: before 925
    Vermandois, Aisne, Picardy, France
    Daughter of Héribert II, count of Vermandois
    and Adèle de France)
    → Gange-Hrólfr 'Rollo' of Normandy
    (his mother Poppa of Bayeux
    Birth: circa 872
    Évreux, Eure, Haute-Normandie, France
    Daughter of Berenger, count of Bayeux
    and N.N. de Bretagne)
    Rollo Ragnvaldsson
    French: Robert Ragnvaldsson, Norwegian: Hrolf Ragnvaldsson, Norse, Old: Gange-Hrólfr Ragnvaldsson
    Gender: Male
    Birth: circa 860
    Death: 931 (67-75)
    Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France
    Place of Burial: Rouen Cathedral, Rouen, Haute-Normandie, France
    Immediate Family:
    Son of Ragnvald Eysteinsson, Earl of Møre
    and Ragnhild 'Hild' Hrólfsdóttir, of More
    Husband of Poppa of Bayeux
    and Gisela (doubtful)
    Partner of NN moður Kaðlins Rollo´s first wife or concubine
    Father of William "Longsword"; Adèle of Normandy; Kaðlin and Rollo Thruston Brico, Duke of Normandy
    Brother of Ivar Ragnvaldsson Mørejarl; Thore 'The Silent' and Gutum Ragnvaldson
    Half brother of Gange-Rolv; Hallad Ragnvaldsson Orkneyjarl, .; Einarr "Turf" Rognvaldsson, Orkneyjarl and Hrollaug Ragnvaldsson Eyjafjörður, Íslands

    rollo.

    https://www.geni.com/people/Gange-Hrólfr-Rollo-of-Normandy/2915061

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    Your 33rd great grandfather is:
    Kung av Norge och Danmark Ragnar "Lodbrok" Sigurdsson,
    King of Denmark and Norway
    Norse, Old: Kung av Norge och Danmark Ragnarr Loðbrók Sigurdsson, King of Denmark and Norway,
    Russian: Kung av Norge och Danmark Рагнар Лодброк Инглинги,
    King of Denmark and Norway,
    Danish: Kung av Norge och Danmark Ragnar "Lodbrok" Sigurdsson, Konge af Danmark og Norge
    Gender: Male
    Birth: between 740 and 780
    Death: circa 840 (56-104)
    Snake pit of king Ælla, Kingdom of Northumbria
    (Thrown into a pit of poisonous snakes.)
    Place of Burial: Unknown
    Immediate Family:
    Son of Sigurd "Ring" Randversson, Danish king
    and Álfhildr Gandálfsdóttir
    Husband of Þóra/Thora "borgarhjörtr" Herraudsdatter; Svanløg; Lagertha and Aslaug "Kraka" Sigurdsdatter
    Partner of Unnamed mother(s) of Ragnar's children
    Father of Eric Ragnarsson; Agnar Ragnarsson; Dunvat Ragnarsen; Radbard Ragnarsen; Åløf Ragnarsdóttir and 14 others
    Brother of Sigurd Sigurdsson Ringslinger; Geva Sigurdsdotter Ringslinger; Halfdan Sigurdsson and Daughter of Sigurd "Ring"
    https://www.geni.com/people/Ragnar-Lodbrok-Sigurdsson/5604233735830047570

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    Ragnar "Lodbrok" Sigurdsson is your 33rd great grandfather.
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    You - Susan Lynne Schwenger
    → Lynda Mae Handy - Schwenger
    your mother → James aka Jim Edward (Morton-Russell) Handy Jr.
    her father → James aka Jim (Ruthven) Handy SR.
    his father → Marion aka Marrian Ruthven - Handy - Satchell
    his mother → Alexander (Thompson) Ruthven
    her father → Robert (Witherspoon) Ruthven, Sr.
    his father → John (Henderson) Ruthven
    his father → John (Peadie) Ruthven
    his father → John (Hutcheson) Ruthven
    his father → John (Reid) Ruthven
    his father → William Alexander (Clerk) Ruthven
    his father → William (Gray) Ruthven
    his father → Sir William Ruthven
    his father → Janet Halyburton, Lady Dirletoun
    his mother → Sir Patrick Halyburton, 5th/6th Lord Dirletoun
    her father → George Halyburton, 3rd/4th Lord Dirletoun
    his father → Sir John Halyburton, 1st/2nd Lord of Dirletoun
    his father → Marjorie Douglas, Countess of Atholl
    his mother → Archibald Douglas "The Grim", 3rd Earl of Douglas
    her father → Sir James Douglas of Lothian, Lord Douglas
    his father → Elisabeth Stewart of Crawford
    his mother → "Jean MacRory of Butte & Arran"
    her mother → James Macrory, Lord of Bute
    her father → Angus of Bute & Arran
    his father → Ragnhildis Olavesdottir
    his mother → Olaf I "Morsel", King of Man & the Isles
    her father → Ragnhildr Haraldsdóttir
    his mother → Harald III "Hard ruler", king of Norway
    her father → Åsta "Astrid" Gudbrandsdottir, Queen of Norway
    his mother → Ulfhild Ulfrida Torasdotter
    her mother → Thora Mosháls
    her mother → Auðun Skökull
    her father → Björn "Hunda-Steinarson" Eriksson
    his father → Åløf Ragnarsdóttir
    his mother → Ragnar "Lodbrok" Sigurdsson
    her father
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