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4611686022722488322. Amlawdd

Amlawdd married Gwen Verch Cunedda.


4611686022722488323. Gwen Verch Cunedda , was born in 424.

Gwen married Amlawdd.


4611686047418941440. Odin (Woden\Woutan) Of Asgard [King Of Asgard] , son of Frithuwald (Bor) Frithuwald (Bor) and Beltsa Of Asgard, was born about 215 of Asgard, Asia Or Eastern Europe and died in Swithiod.

General Notes: The Prose Edda shows the names of other sons who became the Kings of Denmark, Sweden & Norway but I can;t find the analogues for these in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles. They are Skjoldr of Denmark, Saemingr of Norway, & Yngvi of Sweden.

Name also spelled Wuotan. He married 2) Skadi; 3) Rind; 5) unknown.
Alt Name: Odin/Woden/Wotan/Sigge/Sverige [King Of Asgard]

Name also spelled Wuotan.

First ruler of the Svear. He was the god of war, "the raging one", and was attended by wolves and two ravens.

Woden himself was the chief god of the warriors at the time of the migration because in the early centuries of our era when the worship of Christ was advancing from Palestine to Britain, the worship of Woden, coming probably from the Rhine lands, was spreading both east and north. Woden, it seems, was driving out Thunor, the Thunderer, the weather-god beloved by the common people, much as Thunor coming at an earlier age from the west had driven out Tig (the god of our English Tuesday), the oldest of the great gods, so old indeed that by the fifth century he had faded into the background of men's minds. It was the kingly families who looked to Woden. From him they traced their descent. (History of the Anglo-Saxons, by R. Hodgkin, Vol. 1 & 2, 1952)

The few glimpses which we catch of Woden in England reveal him in a variety of characters, but omit many features which in the past have been fastened on him by borrowing from the Odin of Scandinavian mythology. He is not the All-Father: he is no heathen counterpart of the Christian Deity; he has no well-appointed residence like Valhalla. He is not a one-eyed god who wanders about the world. He appears to be first and foremost the god of War. He can give the victory. He can be appealed to in stress of battle; he can be appeased by a massacre. He can make an imposing earth-work like Woden's Dyke - 'the Wansdyke'.
For the rest, we chiefly hear of Woden in England as a name which in later times could be employed in spells, or to head the genealogy of a royal family, and there, linked with other gods or demi-gods, give the dynasty the stamp of respectability. In Germany Woden was a new-fashioned god introduced late to the northern tribes as the special protector of the kings and the military class. In England the mass of the immigrants had for a time become fighting-men; and it was thus that Woden nearly rivalled Thunor in the number of his place-names. (History of the Anglo-Saxons, by R. Hodgkin, Vol. 1 & 2, 1952)

From the survival of heathen customs in Christian times, we see how mixed were the ideas and how diversified were the practices of Anglo-Saxon heathenism; and that the cults of Thunor and Woden were but novelties superimposed on far older and better-rooted beliefs. (History of the Anglo-Saxons, by R. Hodgkin, Vol. 1 & 2, 1952)

The warriors were called Berserks, who were Odin's own men, and 'went without armour, and were made as dogs or wolves, and bit their shields and were strong as bears or bulls'. (History of the Anglo-Saxons, by R. Hodgkin, Vol. 1 & 2, 1952)

The ancestry of the Anglo-Saxon dynasties is invariably traced back to the gods, to Woden in seven of the eight surviving genealogies and to Seaxnot in the remaining one, the East Saxon dynasty.

The Viking's banner had on it an emblem of the bird of Odin, a raven.

"From this Woden sprang all our (the Northumbrian) royal family......." (The Anglo-Saxon Chronicles; 1953, 1960)

Odin (Old Norse Odhinn, Anglo-Saxon Woden, Old High German Wodan, Woutan), in Norse mythology, king of the gods. His two black ravens, Huginn ("Thought") and Muninn ("Memory"), flew forth daily to gather tidings of events all over the world. As god of war, Odin held court in Valhalla, where all brave warriors went after death in battle. His greatest treasures were his eight-footed steed, Sleipner, his spear, Gungnir, and his ring, Draupner. Odin was also the god of wisdom, poetry, and magic, and he sacrificed an eye for the privilege of drinking from Mimir, the fountain of wisdom. Odin's three wives were earth goddesses, and his eldest son was Thor, the god of Thunder. (Encarta Encyclopedia '99, CD-rom)

Valkyries, in Scandinavian mythology, warrior maidens who attended Odin, ruler of the gods. The Valkyries rode through the air in brilliant armor, directed battles, distributed death lots among the warriors, and conducted the souls of slain heroes to Valhalla, the great hall of Odin. Their leader was Brunhild. (Encarta Encyclopedia '99, CD-rom)

Asgard, in Norse mythology, the abode of the gods. Access to Asgard was possible only by crossing the bridge Bifrost (the rainbow). Asgard was divided into 12 or more realms in which each principal god had his own luxurious mansion of gold or silver. The most important palace was Valhalla, the home of Odin, the chief of the gods. (Encarta Encyclopedia '99, CD-rom)

Odin married Friege (Frea Frigg) \Of Asgard about 236.

Children from this marriage were:

                i.  Wecta Of Asgard ()
               ii.  Thor [God Of Thunder] (died)
              iii.  Casere Of Asgard ()
               iv.  Watholgeot/Feothulgeat [King Of Mercia] (died)
                v.  Seaxneat Of Asgard (died)
               vi.  Waegdaeg Of Asgard ()
              vii.  Wegdaeg/Wecta/Wegdam [King Of Sussex] (died)
             viii.  Beldeg/Baeldaeg/Balder [King Of Wessex] (born about 243-250 Scandinavia - died)
               ix.  Wihtlaeg Of Asgard King Of Angeln ()
                x.  Caser/Ceasar/Casere [King Of East Anglia] (died)
               xi.  Winta Of Asgard (died)
              xii.  Saemingr Of Asgard King Of Norway ()
             xiii.  Yngvi Of Asgard King Of Sweden ()
2305843023709470720     xiv.  Skjold King Of Denmark & Norway [King Of The Danes] (born in 237 Of Hleithra, Denmark - died)
               xv.  Baeldaeg Of Asgard (born in 243 Scandinavia)

Odin next married Skadi , Queen Of The Swedes.

Odin next married Rind.


4611686047418941441. Friege (Frea Frigg) \Of Asgard , daughter of Cadwalladr and Unknown, was born about 219 of Asgard, Asia Or Eastern Europe and died.

General Notes: Alt Name: Frea/Frigg/Frigga [Goddess Of The Home]

Friege married Odin (Woden\Woutan) Of Asgard [King Of Asgard] about 236.


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