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Fjölnir ( "Manifold" or "Multiplier") is a legendary king in Norse mythology said to have been the son of Freyr (Frey) and his consort Gerðr (Gertha). The name appears in a variety of forms, including Fiolnir, Fjölner, Fjolner, and Fjolne. He was claimed as the progenitor of the Swedish Yngling dynasty, reigning from Gamla Uppsala. According to the Grottasöngr, Fjölnir lived from the 1st century BC to the early 1st century AD.
Fjölnir was said to have drowned in a vat of mead while visiting Peace-Fróði, a similarly-legendary king of Zealand, the Danish island. Fjölnir was then succeeded by his son Sveigðir.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Stuart, Roderick W. Royalty for Commoners. (Genealogical Publishing Company, 1992, 2nd ed.), p. 122.
- Fjölnir, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
- Attarskra Bjarni Thorsteinsson, Ice FH 1, pg 433-434.
- The Viking Age, Gen. Hist. 19, 1:65-67.
- Keiser und Koenig Hist., Gen. Hist. 25, pt 1, pg 137.