Research suggests that this person may never have existed. See the text for details.
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. http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/NORWEGIAN%20NOBILITY.htm
ALTERNTE BIRTH: 663, DENMARK
HE MAY BE IN THE WRONG FAMILY HERE. MORE RESEARCH NEEDS TO BE DONE.
A LEGENDARY KING, BROTHER OF HELGI OR NEPHEW OF HELGI VIA RAPE OF YRSA, HELGI'S DAUGHTER,
child: Solveig Halfdansson, b. 684, Soleyum, Sweden392, 392, d. 704, Trondheim, Sor Trondelag, Norway
Hrœrekr Ringslinger or Ringscatterer, Old Icelandic: Hrærekr slöngvanbaugi, Old Danish: Rørik Slængeborræ or Rørik Slyngebond was a legendary 7th century king of Zealand or Denmark, who appears in Chronicon Lethrense, Annals of Lund, Gesta Danorum, Sögubrot, Njáls saga, Hversu Noregr byggðist, Skjöldunga saga, and Bjarkarímur.
Beside the name, the Danish and the West Norse traditions have little more in common than his living a few generations after Hrólfr Kraki, his name and his title. He may be most notable as the grandfather of Hamlet.
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