Blood in the Earth

Yngvi Alreksson

Male 466 -

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  • Born  466  Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Person ID  I444  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  15 Oct 2013 

    Father  Alrek Agnusson,   b. 445, Noatun, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Dageid Dagsdotter,   b. 449, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F274  Group Sheet

    >1. Jorund Yngvasson,   b. 487, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  3 Jun 2012 
    Family ID  F273  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Killed by brother King Alf and Alf was killed in same fight.
      Yngvi was a successful warrior and his brother Alf sat at home and was unfriendly. Alf's wife. Queen Bera was beautiful and happy. She told Alf that Yngve was really a better catch for a woman and this made him angry. As Yngve and Bera sat by thethrone in Uppsala one night after returning from a raid, Alf ran a sword through Yngvi and Yngve did the same to Alf and both died. They were buried at Fyresvollene. Alf had a son Hugleik. Son of Alrek; joint king with his brother Alf. He and his bro. killed each other in the royal hall by the high-seat. [History of Sweden, p. 36]

      # Reference Number: G6SZ-J4


      # Note: Heimskringla or The Chronicle of the Kings of Norway

      # Note: The Ynglinga Saga, or The Story of the Yngling Family from Odin to Halfdan the Black

      # Note: 24. OF YNGVE AND ALF.

      Alric's sons, Yngve and Ali, then succeeded to the kingly power inSweden. Yngve was a great warrior, always victorious; handsome,expert in all exercises, strong and very sharp in battle, generous and full of mirth; so that he was both renowned and beloved. Alf was a silent, harsh, unfriendly man, and sat at home in the land, and never went out on war expeditions. His mother was called Dageid, a daughter of King Dag the Great, from whom the Dagling family is descended. King Alf had a wife named Bera, who was the most agreeable of women, very brisk and gay. One autumn Yngve, Alric's son,had arrived at Upsal from a viking cruise by which he was become very celebrated. He often sat long in the evening at the drinking-table; but Alf went willingly to bed very early. Queen Bera sat often till late in the evening, and she and Yngve conversed together for their amusement; but Alf soon told her that she should not sit up so late in the evening, but should go first to bed, so as not to waken him. She replied, that happy would be the woman who had Yngve instead of Alf for her husband; and as she often repeated the same, he became very angry. One evening Alf went into the hall, where Yngve and Bera sat on the high seat speaking to each other. Yngve had a short sword upon his knees, and the guests were so drunk that they did not observe the king coming in. King Alf went straight to the high seat, drew a sword from under his cloak, and pierced his brother Yngve through and through. Yngve leaped up, drew his short sword, and gave Alf his death-wound; so that both fell dead on the floor. Alf and Yngve were buried under mounds in Fyrisvold.Thus tells Thjodolf of it:

      "I tell you of a horrid thing,
      A deed of dreadful note I sing --
      How by false Bera, wicked queen,
      The murderous brother-hands were seen
      Each raised against a brother's life;
      How wretched Alf with bloody knife
      Gored Yngve's heart, and Yngve's blade
      Alf on the bloody threshold laid.
      Can men resist Fate's iron laws?
      They slew each other without cause."