Person:Torf-Einarr (1)

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Name Torf-Einarr
Gender Male
Death[1] 910
Other?  No accepted mother?
Reference Number? Q3049451?

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Einarr Rognvaldarson often referred to by his byname Torf-Einarr (sometimes anglicised as Turf-Einarr), (fl. early 890s–c. 910) was one of the Norse Earls of Orkney. The son of a Norse jarl and a concubine, his rise to power is related in sagas which apparently draw on verses of Einarr's own composition for inspiration. After battling for control of the Northern Isles of Scotland and a struggle with Norwegian royals, Einarr founded a dynasty which retained control of the islands for centuries after his death.

He is portrayed as a successful warrior and has various characteristics in common with the Norse God Odin but his is not in doubt. The reasons for his nickname of "Turf" are not certain.

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  1. Torf-Einarr, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2.   EINAR "Turf-Einar", illegitimate son of RAGNVALD "the Wise" Jarl of North and South Möre & his mistress ---, in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.