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Ohthere took over the reign of Svitjor after his father Egil.
LEgil had promised to pay taxes to the Dane Frode but had not done so. Now his men came to Ohthere to collect what was owed. Ohthere answered that the Swedes had never payed taxes to the Danes and would not do so now. Frode's men returned to him and he responded by going to Svitjod where he pillaged and burned a lot of villages.
The following year Frode went east to harry. Egil heard of this and went to Denmark where he pillaged and met no resistance. He sailed to Limfjord where he lay anchor. Vötter and Faste, Frode's two jarls, heard of this and sailed to Limfjord where they attacked Ohthere. It was a big battle and Ohthere and many of his men fell. The Dane took the corps of the Swedish king and laid him on a hill for the animals to feast on his body. They carved a wooden crow and sent it to the Swedes, saying that their king was not worth more. Therefor the king was thereafter called Vendelcrow.
Ohthere or Othere
Old Norse - Óttarr vendilkráka (Vendelcrow)
Modern Swedish Ottar Vendelkråka
DESCENDANT ASA CURRENTLY SHOWS AS GRANDMOTHER ON BOTH SIDES OF THE GRANDCHILDREN'S PROFILES, CREATING A DUPLICATE LINE HERE.
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.