See also

Woden KING OF SAXONS (215-300)

1. Woden KING OF SAXONS, son of Frithuwald ( - ), was born in 0215. He died in 0300. He married Frea.

 

... or Odin, or Bodo. "Then Odin set off on his journey north and coming to the land called Reidgotaland took possession of everything he wanted in that country. He appointed his son Skjöld to govern there; his son was Fridleif; from thence has come the family known as Skjöldungar; they are kings of Denmark and what was then called Reidgotaland is now named Judand." (Tompsett, 2003; The Prose Edda, 1916)

– Saemingr of Norway. "After that, he traveled north until he reached the sea, which they thought encircled the whole world, and placed his son over the kingdom now called Norway. Their son was called Saeming and, as it says in the Háleygjatal, together with the earls and other rulers the kings of Norway trace their genealogies back to him" (Tompsett, 2003; The Prose Edda, 1916)

– Waegdaeg/Vegdeg. King of East Saxland. He was a powerful king and ruled over East Germany; his son was Vitrgils; his sons were Vitta, father of Heingest, and Sigar, father of Svebdag, whom we call Svipdag. (Tompsett, 2003; The Prose Edda, 1916)
– Tyr. The original Germanic god of war and the patron god of justice, the precursor of Odin. At the time of the Vikings, Tyr had to make way for Odin, who became the god of war himself. Tyr was by then regarded as Odin's son. He is the boldest of the gods, who inspires courage and heroism in battle. Tyr is represented as a man with one hand, because his right hand was bitten off by the gigantic wolf Fenrir. His attribute is a spear; the symbol of justice, as well as a weapon.

– Yngvi of Sweden. "Odin kept by him the son called Yngvi, who was king of Sweden after him, and from him have come the families known as Ynglingar." (The Prose Edda, 1916; Tompsett, 2003)


The days assigned by the Romans to the Sun, Moon and Saturn were retained for the corresponding days of the week in English (i.e. Sunday, Monday and Saturday respectively). The other weekday names in English are derived from Anglo-Saxon words for the Gods of Teutonic mythology. Tuesday comes from Tiv, or Tiw, the anglo-saxon name for Tyr, one of the sons of Odin, or Woden, the supreme deity after whom Wednesday (Woden's-day) was named. Thursday originates from Thor's-day, named in honour of Thor, the god of thunder. Friday was derived from Frigg's-day. Frigg, the wife of Odin, represented love and beauty in Norse mythology.

 

Frea and Woden KING OF SAXONS had the following children:

 

Skjold KING OF DANES (c. 237- ). Skjold was born circa 0237.

Second Generation

2. Frithuwald was the son of Freaalaf.

 

Frithuwald had the following children:

 

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Woden KING OF SAXONS (215-300)

Third Generation

3. Freaalaf was the son of Frithuwalf.

 

Freaalaf had the following children:

 

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Frithuwald ( - )