King Gudrød 'Jagtkonge' 'the Hunter' "Mikilláti""the Magnificent" Halfdansson of Norway
- Born: Abt 785, Holtum, Vestfold, Norway
- Marriage (1): Alfhild Alfarinsdatter about 815 in Vestfold, Norway
- Marriage (2): Åsa Haraldsdatter
- Died: 821, Norway about age 36
Other names for Gudrød were Mikillati "the Peace Lover" and "The Hunter."
Gudrød "the Magnificent" Veidekonge is Eric & Evan Obrock's 35th great-grandfather.
Historians believe Gudrod the Magnificent, a Norwegian ruler, had abducted and forced his wife, Åsa, to marry him. According to legend, she hated Gudrod and had him murdered as he lay in a drunken stupor. She assumed his throne until her death in about 850, when her subjects placed her body in a ship brought ashore from Oslo fjord.
from Wikipedia: Gudröd the Hunter was the son of Halfdan the Mild of the House of Yngling, according to Heimskringla, a collection of sagas from thirteenth century Iceland.
Gudröd married Alfhild, a daughter of Alfarin the king of Alfheim (Bohuslän), which was the name of the area between Glomma and Göta älv, and inherited half the province of Vingulmark.
When Alfhild died, Gudröd sent his warriors to Agder and its king Harald to propose a marriage with his daughter Åsa. However, Harald declined so Gudröd decided to take his daughter by force. They arrived at night time and when Harald realised that he was attacked he assembled his men and fought well, but died together with his son Gyrd. Gudröd carried away Åsa and married her. He raped her and she gave him a son named Halfdan who would be called Halfdan the Black.
In the fall when Halfdan was a year old, Gudröd was having at a feast in Stiflesund. He was very drunk and in the evening as he was walking on the gangway to leave the ship, an assassin thrust a spear through Gudröd and he was killed. Gudröd's men instantly killed the assassin who turned out to be Åsa's page-boy. Åsa admitted that the page-boy had acted on her behalf.
Gudrød married Alfhild Alfarinsdatter, daughter of Alfarin Alvheim King Of Alvheim and Mrs-Alfarin Of Alvheim, about 815 in Vestfold, Norway. (Alfhild Alfarinsdatter was born about 794 in Vestfold, Norway.)
Gudrød next married Åsa Haraldsdatter, daughter of Harald of Agder "Redlip" King in Norway and Unknown. (Åsa Haraldsdatter was born about 790, died about 850 and was buried about 850 in Oseberg, Vestfold, Norway.)