Legendary Swedish king. He lived approximately 402 to 430 and reigned over Swealand, or the central Swea Region part of Sweden which developed into that country by about 980 A.D. Belonging to the ancient Yngling Dynasty of Upsala, he has also been counted as Ingi II. The fertility god of Norse mythology, Ingvi-Freyr (Yngve Frej), for whom the dynasty and the story about it was named, was numbered Ingi I. According to the Yngling Saga of historian Snorri Sturluson, Ingvi and his brother Adolph (Alf) were the sons of King Eric (I) and co-rulers. There is evidence they did exist (Prof. Birger Nerman) outside of the legends. Adolph's consort was named Bera. The relationship between the brothers deteriorated because of her attentions and flirtations toward Ingvi. Repeated comments by Queen Bera denigrated Adolph, who then in a fit of rage pulled his sword out from under his cape and stuck it into his brother. Ingvi quickly pulled his own sword and stabbed Adolph. Both brothers died on the spot and were buried in a tumulus that no longer exists, on the bank of the Fyris River, now in downtown Upsala. One such known grave has been called Thorsugle. (bio by: J T Demitz)
Uppsala lšn, Sweden
Plot: The tumulus is no longer visible on the bank of the Fyris River.
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Originally Created by: J T Demitz
Record added: Sep 29, 2006
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