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Thora (Haraldsdottir) Herraudsdatter

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Born about in Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden
Daughter of and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married [date unknown] in Århus, Arhus, Denmark
Died [date unknown] in Sweden
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Relationships between historical figures could have been simplified or even fabricated in the text to give the impression that succession remained within the same family….Precise chronology is also difficult to assess from the Sagas….The conclusion must be that the tight family network described in the Sagas is unlikely to be correct and that the relationships shown below should be treated with considerable caution.

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Dotter, Datter, Dottir are all the same, meaning "daughter" in Scandinavia, and attached behind of the father's first name. A woman kept her birth name all her life and did not take on her husband's last name as her own.

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Thora Town-Hart (Old Norse: Þóra borgarhjörtr, Thora Borgarhjort) was the daughter of Herrauðr, the earl of Götaland and a wife of Ragnar Loðbrók. Her father gave her a small lindworm that grew into a serpent and encircled her bower. Her father promised Þóra to the one who could slay the serpent. Ragnar Loðbrók arrived, killed the serpent and married Þóra. Ragnar famously wore the hairy breeches whereby he gained his nickname, Loðbrók meaning Hairy-Breeks. Ragnar went to Västergötland and dressed himself in shaggy clothes that he had treated with tar and sand. He took a spear and approached the serpent which blew poison at him. Ragnar protected himself with his shield and his clothes and stuck the spear through its heart. He then cut off the serpent's head, and married Þora. According to the Tale of Ragnar Lodbrok's sons (Ragnarssona þáttr), they had two sons Eiríkr and Agnar, who would later die in battle with Eysteinn Beli, Ragnar's earl of Sweden. Before this Þóra died of an illness and Ragnar was remarried to Aslaug (Aslög), the daughter of Sigurd and Brynhild.[1]

  • This person was created through the import of Bishop Family Tree.ged on 18 February 2011.

Event

Event: Vanhemmat
Herraud x ca 728
 ? ?
Aviopuoliso(t) ja lapset
Puoliso Ragnar Sigurdsson Lodbrok x ca 765-845, lapset
Björn Ragnarsson Ironside x ca 777


  • WikiTree profile UNKNOWN-82849 created through the import of heinakuu2011-6.ged on Jul 5, 2011 by Johanna Amnelin.
  • This person was created through the import of Campbell-Charsha Family Tree.ged on 28 February 2011.
  • WikiTree profile Herraudsdatter-6 created through the import of FAMILY 6162011.GED on Jun 20, 2011 by Michael Stephenson.
  • WikiTree profile Herrandsson-1 created through the import of heinakuu2011-6.ged on Jul 5, 2011 by Johanna Amnelin.


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On November 1, 2013 at 05:43GMT Sheri Sturm wrote: