Norwegian dating marriage

As with Denmark and Sweden, the rulers of Norway (the Norsemen) emerged from legendary origins.

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The Swedish princes, Jorund and his brother Eric, remain on their warships while Hugliek is king of the Swedes, and they prove to be great warriors.

They maraud in Norway where they fight and capture King Gudlog of Hlogaland, an early appearance of Norsemen in this northern territory which must have been occupied solely by Kvens until very recently.

The only uncertainty here is over the first known ruler, who is ascribed two sets of dates by differing sources.

It seems to be fairly certain that Norway's royal line was founded by a refugee king from the early kingdom of the Swedes, fleeing his homeland during a period of Danish superiority.

The Norwegians assimilated the westernmost section of this territory much more quickly than the neighbouring Swedes could absorb 'their' part of it, although the people in Hlogaland may have been coastal migrant Norse from an early point, or possible early descendants of ancient Kvens, or a mixture of the two.

(Additional information by Andreas von Millwall, from working in conjunction with the Kvenland site, listed in the 'Northern Europe' section of the Sources page, from Gautreks Saga, from Fridthjfs saga ins frkna, and from The Origin and Deeds of the Goths, Jordanes.) Nori is the legendary founder of the kingdom of Norway.

What is known today as Norway (or Norge to its own inhabitants) began as Norvegr, meaning 'the way north'.

After the country was united it came to be called 'Noregr'.

He is mentioned in several medieval Scandinavian texts, which establish that he is either the son of Danp (who himself is the brother-in-law of Domar of Upsal), or one of the sons of King Ypper of Upsal (the other two being Dan, who later rules Denmark, and sten, who later rules the Swedes (possibly the sten of the late sixth century)).

Nori is also claimed as a descendant of King Fornjtr of Kvenland.

The princes hang Gudlog at Stomones and allow his men to raise a mound over him.

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