See also

Gudrod KING IN WESTFOLD (c. 790-821)

1. Gudrod "Hunterking" KING IN WESTFOLD, son of Halfdan "the Meek", "the Bounteous" KING IN WESTFOLD ( - ) and Hlif Daysdatter ( - ), was born circa 0790. He died in 0821. He married Alfhind.

 

Alfhind and Gudrod "Hunterking" KING IN WESTFOLD had the following children:

 

Olaf "Geirstada-Alf" KING OF OFSE AND WESTFOLD (c. 800-c. 840). Olaf was born circa 0800. He died circa 0840.

Second Generation

2. Halfdan "the Meek", "the Bounteous" KING IN WESTFOLD, son of Eystein "the Fart" KING OF RAUMARIKE and Hild, married Hlif Daysdatter.

 

(Is this the same person as Halfdan "the Stingy"?).

 

3. Hlif Daysdatter has few details recorded about her. She and Halfdan "the Meek", "the Bounteous" KING IN WESTFOLD had the following children:

 

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Gudrod "Hunterking" KING IN WESTFOLD (c. 790-821)

Third Generation

4. Eystein "the Fart" KING OF RAUMARIKE, son of Halfdan "White-Leg" KING OF THE UPPLANDERS, died circa 0750. He married Hild.

 

Eystein, Halfdan Hvitbein's son, became king after in Raumarike
and Westfold. He was married to Hild, a daughter of Eric
Agnarsson, who was king in Westfold. Agnar, Eric's father, was a
son of Sigtryg, king in the Vend district. King Eric had no son,
and died while King Halfdan Hvitbein was still in life. The
father and son, Halfdan and Eystein, then took possession of the
whole of Westfold, which Eystein ruled over as long as he lived.
At that time there lived at Varna a king called Skjold, who was a
great warlock. King Eystein went with some ships of war to
Varna, plundered there, and carried away all he could find of
clothes or other valuables, and of peasants' stock, and killed
cattle on the strand for provision, and then went off. King
Skjold came to the strand with his army, just as Eystein was at
such a distance over the fjord that King Skjold could only see
his sails. Then he took his cloak, waved it, and blew into it.
King Eystein was sitting at the helm as they sailed in past
Jarls, and another ship was sailing at the side of his, when
there came a stroke of a wave, by which the boom of the other
ship struck the king and threw him overboard, which proved his
death. His men fished up his body, and it was carried into
Borre, where a mound was thrown up over it, out towards the sea
at Raden, near Vodle. So says Thjodolf: --

"King Eystein sat upon the poop
Of his good ship: with sudden swoop
The swinging boom dashed him to hell,
And fathoms deep the hero fell
Beneath the brine. The fury whirl
Of Loke, Tempest's brother's girl,
Grim Hel, clutched his soul away;
And now where Vodle's ocean bay
Receives the ice-cold stream, the grave
Of Eystein stands -- the good, the brave!"


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Events in the life of Eysteinn "the Fart" Hálfdansson

·King Skjold of Varna came to the strand with his army, just as Eystein was at such a distance over the fjord that King Skjold could only see his sails. Then he took his cloak, waved it, and blew into it. King Eystein was sitting at the helm as they sailed in past Jarls, and another ship was sailing at the side of his, when there came a stroke of a wave, by which the boom of the other ship struck the king and threw him overboard, which proved his death.
event 1 .
·given Vestfold to rule over after his father took possession of Eystein's deceased father-in-law's territory
burial 1 .
in Borre, Raden, near Vodle, Vestfold.
·His men fished up his body, and it was carried into Borre, where a mound was thrown up over it, out towards the sea at Raden, near Vodle. So says Thjodolf: -- "King Eystein sat upon the poop Of his good ship: with sudden swoop The swinging boom dashed him to hell, And fathoms deep the hero fell Beneath the brine. The fury whirl Of Loke, Tempest's brother's girl, Grim Hel, clutched his soul away; And now where Vodle's ocean bay Receives the ice-cold stream, the grave Of Eystein stands -- the good, the brave!"
event 1 .
·went with some ships of war to Varna, the land of King Skjold, and plundered there, and carried away all he could find of clothes or other valuables, and of peasants' stock, and killed cattle on the strand for provision, and then began his return home.

 

5. Hild was the daughter of Eric Agnarsson KING OF WESTFOLD. She and Eystein "the Fart" KING OF RAUMARIKE had the following children:

 

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Halfdan "the Meek", "the Bounteous" KING IN WESTFOLD ( - )