NameEystein Ivarsson Jarl of Hedemarken
Birthabt 800, Maer, Nord Trondelag, Norway
Deathaft 870, Maer, Nord-Trondelag, Norway
Misc. Notes
Eystein Glumra, b. ca. 830, was Earl of the Upplands.

According to both the Heimskringla Saga and the Orkneyinga Saga, Eystein
Glumra was the father of Rognvald. The Orkneyinga Saga says Eystein Glumra's
earliest forebear was Fornjot, King of Finland and Kvenland. Fornjot's
great-great-grandson was Thorri, or Fhorri, who had two sons, Norr and Gorr,
who emigrated westward. Norr took the mainland called Norway and Gorr took the
islands. Gorr's son Heiti was the father of Sveithi (Sveide), the Sea King,
who died about 760. Sveithi's son, Halfdan the Old, who died in 800, was the
father of Ivar, Earl of the Uplands. And Ivar, in turn, was the father of
Eystein Glumra.
RC 44 calls this man Eistein Ivarsson, son of Ivar, who was son of Halfdan
the Old. So it follows the Sagas for three generations.
There was no written language during this period, and the Norse sagas
provided oral histories, much like those Alex Haley, author of "Roots,"
found in Africa.

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