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Edwin the Old
Original name:  Aun den Gamle
Birth: unknown
Death: unknown

Legendary Swedish king. He lived approximately 410 to 495 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, according to Icelandic historian Snorri Sturluson he was the son of an obscure King Jorund. The oldest one of the huge mounds at Old Upsala, also called Odin's Tumulus, has been judged by Prof. Birger Nerman and others to be his grave. It was the first created among the three tumuli in a row which in essence are the veritable wonders-of-the-world pyramids of Swedish history and archaeology. King Edwin, also called Ane of East Aros (Upsala), is known as a non-warring ruler, but also as the most bizarre of all the Yngling kings because of his horrific policy in the interest of longevity. He had nine of his sons killed at regular intervals, sacrificing them to Odin according to the ancient blood-letting rites of Norse religion, to prolong his own life. Eventually he was so old and decrepit that the only nourishment he could take was milk out of a baby funnel made of a bull's horn. When he wanted to give up his tenth and last son, who became King Ongentheow, his Swea subjects intervened and stopped him and he finally expired. (bio by: Find A Grave) 
 
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Gamla Uppsala kungshögar (Royal Tumuli)
Uppsala
Uppsala kommun
Uppsala län, Sweden
Plot: Mellanhögen (Middle Tumulus)
 
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Originally Created by: J T Demitz
Record added: Sep 29, 2006
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Edwin the Old
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