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 Ingwin

Ingwin

Original Name Yngve
Birth
Death unknown
Burial Uppsala, Uppsala kommun, Uppsala län, Sweden
Plot The tumulus is no longer visible on the bank of the Fyris River.
Memorial ID 15926860 · View Source
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Legendary Swedish King. He lived approximately 402 to 430 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, he has also been counted (speculatively) as Ingold II. The fertility god of Norse mythology Yngvi-Freyr (Yngve Frej) for whom the dynasty and the story about it was named, would then be numbered as Ingold I. According to the Yngling Saga by historian Snorri Sturluson, Ingwin and his brother King Adolph (Alf) were the sons of King Eric (I) and co-rulers. There is evidence they did exist (Prof. Birger Nerman) outside of the legends. Adolph's consort was called Bera. The relationship between the brothers deteriorated because of her attention and flirtations toward her brother-in-law King Ingwin. Repeated comments by Queen Bera demeaned Adolph, who then in a fit of rage pulled his sword out from under his cape and stuck it into his brother. Ingwin quickly pulled his own sword and stabbed Adolph. Bera saw both brothers die on the spot, and they were buried in a tumulus that no longer exists, on the bank of the Fyris River, now in downtown Upsala. One such known grave has been called Thorsugle.

Bio by: Count Demitz


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Count Demitz
  • Added: 29 Sep 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15926860
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ingwin (unknown–unknown), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15926860, citing Thorsugle (Tumulus), Uppsala, Uppsala kommun, Uppsala län, Sweden ; Maintained by Find A Grave .