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11. OF NJORD.

Njord of Noatun was then the sole sovereign of the Swedes; and he continued the sacrifices, and was called the drot or sovereign by the Swedes, and he received scatt and gifts from them.  In his days were peace and plenty, and such good years, in all respects, that the Swedes believed Njord ruled over the growth of seasons and the prosperity of the people.  In his time all the diar or gods died, and blood-sacrifices were made for them.  Njord died on a bed of sickness, and before he died made himself be marked for Odin with the spear-point.  The Swedes burned him, and all wept over his grave-mound.
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11. FREY'S DEATH.

Frey took the kingdom after Njord, and was called drot by the Swedes, and they paid taxes to him.  He was, like his father, fortunate in friends and in good seasons.  Frey built a great temple at Upsal, made it his chief seat, and gave it all his taxes, his land, and goods.  Then began the Upsal domains, which have remained ever since.  Then began in his days the Frode- peace; and then there were good seasons, in all the land, which the Swedes ascribed to Frey, so that he was more worshipped than the other gods, as the people became much richer in his days by reason of the peace and good seasons.  His wife was called Gerd, daughter of Gymis, and their son was called Fjolne.  Frey was called by another name, Yngve; and this name Yngve was considered long after in his race as a name of honour, so that his descendants have since been called Ynglinger.  Frey fell into a sickness; and as his illness took the upper hand, his men took the plan of letting few approach him.  In the meantime they raised a great mound, in which they placed a door with three holes in it.  Now when Frey died they bore him secretly into the mound, but told the Swedes he was alive; and they kept watch over him for three years.  They brought all the taxes into the mound, and through the one hole they put in the gold, through the other the silver, and through the third the copper money that was paid. Peace and good seasons continued.
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13. OF FREYA AND HER DAUGHTERS.

Freya alone remained of the gods, and she became on this account so celebrated that all women of distinction were called by her name, whence they now have the title Frue; so that every woman is called frue, or mistress over her property, and the wife is called the house-frue.  Freya continued the blood-sacrifices. Freya had also many other names.  Her husband was called Oder, and her daughters Hnoss and Gerseme.  They were so very beautiful, that afterwards the most precious jewels were called by their names.

When it became known to the Swedes that Frey was dead, and yet peace and good seasons continued, they believed that it must be so as long as Frey remained in Sweden; and therefore they would not burn his remains, but called him the god of this world, and afterwards offered continually blood-sacrifices to him, principally for peace and good seasons.
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14. OF KING FJOLNE'S DEATH.

Fjolne, Yngve Frey's son, ruled thereafter over the Swedes and the Upsal domains.  He was powerful, and lucky in seasons and in holding the peace.  Fredfrode ruled then in Leidre, and between them there was great friendship and visiting.  Once when Fjolne went to Frode in Sealand, a great feast was prepared for him, and invitations to it were sent all over the country.  Frode had a large house, in which there was a great vessel many ells high, and put together of great pieces of timber; and this vessel stood in a lower room.  Above it was a loft, in the floor of which was an opening through which liquor was poured into this vessel.  The vessel was full of mead, which was excessively strong.  In the evening Fjolne, with his attendants, was taken into the adjoining loft to sleep.  In the night he went out to the gallery to seek a certain place, and he was very sleepy and exceedingly drunk.  As he came back to his room he went along the gallery to the door of another left, went into it, and his foot slipping, he fell into the vessel of mead and was drowned.  So says Thjodolf of Kvine:
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     "In Frode's hall the fearful word,
     The death-foreboding sound was heard:
     The cry of fey denouncing doom,
     Was heard at night in Frode's home.
     And when brave Frode came, he found
     Swithiod's dark chief, Fjolne, drowned.
     In Frode's mansion drowned was he,
     Drowned in a waveless, windless sea."
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15. OF SWEGDE.

Swegde took the kingdom after his father, and he made a solemn vow to seek Godheim and Odin.  He went with twelve men through the world, and came to Turkland, and the Great Svithiod, where he found many of his connections.  He was five years on this journey; and when he returned home to Sweden he remained there for some time.  He had got a wife in Vanheim, who was called Vana, and their son was Vanlande.  Swegde went out afterwards to seek again for Godheim, and came to a mansion on the east side of Swithiod called Stein, where there was a stone as big as a large house.  In the evening after sunset, as Swegde was going from the drinking-table to his sleeping-room, he cast his eye upon the stone, and saw that a dwarf was sitting under it.  Swegde and his man were very drunk, and they ran towards the stone.  The dwarf stood in the door, and called to Swegde, and told him to come in, and he should see Odin.  Swegde ran into the stone, which instantly closed behind him, and Swegde never came back.  Thiodolf of Kvine tells of this: --

     "By Diurnir's elfin race,
     Who haunt the cliffs and shun day's face,
     The valiant Swegde was deceived,
     The elf's false words the king believed.
     The dauntless hero rushing on,
     Passed through the yawning mouth of stone:
     It yawned -- it shut -- the hero fell,
     In Saekmime's hall, where giants dwell."
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16. OF VANLANDE, SWEGDE'S SON.

Vanlande, Swegde's son, succeeded his father, and ruled over the Upsal domain.  He was a great warrior, and went far around in different lands.  Once he took up his winter abode in Finland with Snae the Old, and got his daughter Driva in marriage; but in spring he set out leaving Driva behind, and although he had promised to return within three years he did not come back for ten.  Then Driva sent a message to the witch Huld; and sent Visbur, her son by Vanlande, to Sweden.  Driva bribed the witch- wife Huld, either that she should bewitch Vanlande to return to Finland, or kill him.  When this witch-work was going on Vanlande was at Upsal, and a great desire came over him to go to Finland; but his friends and counsellors advised him against it, and said the witchcraft of the Finn people showed itself in this desire of his to go there.  He then became very drowsy, and laid himself down to sleep; but when he had slept but a little while he cried out, saying that the Mara was treading upon him.  His men hastened to him to help him; but when they took hold of his head she trod on his legs, and when they laid hold of his legs she pressed upon his head; and it was his death.  The Swedes took his body and burnt it at a river called Skytaa, where a standing stone was raised over him.  Thus says Thjodolf: --

     "And Vanlande, in a fatal hour,
     Was dragg'd by Grimhild's daughter's power,
     The witch-wife's, to the dwelling-place
     Where men meet Odin face to face.
     Trampled to death, to Skytaa's shore
     The corpse his faithful followers bore;
     And there they burnt, with heavy hearts,
     The good chief killed by witchcraft's arts.
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17. OF VISBUR, VANLANDE'S SON.

Visbur succeeded his father Vanlande.  He married the daughter of Aude the Rich, and gave her as her bride-gift three large farms, and a gold ornament.  They had two sons, Gisle and Ond; but Visbur left her and took another wife, whereupon she went home to her father with her two sons.  Visbur had a son who was called Domald, and his stepmother used witchcraft to give him ill-luck. Now, when Visbur's sons were the one twelve and the other thirteen years of age, they went to their father's place, and desired to have their mother's dower; but he would not deliver it to them.  Then they said that the gold ornament should be the death of the best man in all his race, and they returned home.  Then they began again with enchantments and witchcraft, to try if they could destroy their father.  The sorceress Huld said that by witchcraft she could bring it about by this means, that a murderer of his own kin should never be wanting in the Yngling race; and they agreed to have it so.  Thereafter they collected men, came unexpectedly in the night on Visbur, and burned him in his house.  So sings Thjodolf: --

     "Have the fire-dogs' fierce tongues yelling
     Lapt Visbur's blood on his own hearth?
     Have the flames consumed the dwelling
     Of the here's soul on earth?
     Madly ye acted, who set free
     The forest foe, red fire, night thief,
     Fell brother of the raging sea,
     Against your father and your chief."
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18. OF DOMALD, VISBUR'S SON.

Domald took the heritage after his father Visbur, and ruled over the land.  As in his time there was great famine and distress, the Swedes made great offerings of sacrifice at Upsal.  The first autumn they sacrificed oxen, but the succeeding season was not improved thereby.  The following autumn they sacrificed men, but the succeeding year was rather worse.  The third autumn, when the offer of sacrifices should begin, a great multitude of Swedes came to Upsal; and now the chiefs held consultations with each other, and all agreed that the times of scarcity were on account of their king Domald, and they resolved to offer him for good seasons, and to assault and kill him, and sprinkle the stalle of the gods with his blood.  And they did so.  Thjodolf tells of this: --

     "It has happened oft ere now,
     That foeman's weapon has laid low
     The crowned head, where battle plain,
     Was miry red with the blood-rain.
     But Domald dies by bloody arms,
     Raised not by foes in war's alarms --
     Raised by his Swedish liegemen's hand,
     To bring good seasons to the land."
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19. OF DOMAR, DOMALD'S SON.

Domald's son, called Domar, next ruled over the land.  He reigned long, and in his days were good seasons and peace.  Nothing is told of him but that he died in his bed in Upsal, and was transported to the Fyrisvold, where his body was burned on the river bank, and where his standing stone still remains.  So says Thjodolf: --

     "I have asked wise men to tell
     Where Domar rests, and they knew well.
     Domar, on Fyrie's wide-spread ground,
     Was burned, and laid on Yngve's mound."
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20. OF DYGVE, DOMAR'S SON.

Dygve was the name of his son, who succeeded him in ruling the land; and about him nothing is said but that he died in his bed. Thjodolf tells of it thus: --

     "Dygve the Brave, the mighty king,
     It is no hidden secret thing,
     Has gone to meet a royal mate,
     Riding upon the horse of Fate.
     For Loke's daughter in her house
     Of Yngve's race would have a spouse;
     Therefore the fell-one snatched away
     Brave Dygve from the light of day."

Dygve's mother was Drott, a daughter of King Danp, the son of Rig, who was first called "king" in the Danish tongue.  His descendants always afterwards considered the title of king the title of highest dignity.  Dygve was the first of his family to be called king, for his predecessors had been called "Drottnar", and their wives "Drottningar", and their court "Drott".  Each of their race was called Yngve, or Yngune, and the whole race together Ynglinger.  The Queen Drott was a sister of King Dan Mikillati, from whom Denmark a took its name.
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