Wermund des Angles 1 2

Nom de naissance Wermund des Angles
Nom de naissance Garmund
Identifiant Gramps I6149
Genre masculin


Relation avec la souche Nom Date de naissance Date de décès Relation dans la famille (si différent de la naissance)
Père Wihtlæg des Angles [I6150]
Mère Nanna Nepsdöttir [I6151]
         Wermund des Angles [I6149]


    Famille de Wermund des Angles [F3189]
Nom Naissance Décès
Offa des Angles [I6147]vers 450


Wermund or Garmund is an ancestor of the Mercian royal family, a son of Wihtlaeg and father of Offa. Mythology claims him to be a grandson of Woden, but the Danish histories written by Saxo Grammaticus disagree with this concept.
He appears to have reigned in Angel, and his story is preserved by certain Danish historians, especially Saxo Grammaticus. According to these traditions, his reign was long and happy, though its prosperity was eventually marred by the raids of a warlike king named Athislus, who slew Frowinus, the governor of Schleswig, in battle. Frowinus's death was avenged by his two sons, Keto and Wigo, but their conduct in fighting together against a single man was thought to constitute a national disgrace, which was only reconciled by the subsequent single combat of Offa.
It has been suggested that Athislus, though called king of the Swedes by Saxo, was really identical with the Eadgils, king of the Myrgings, mentioned in Widsith. Though due to Saxo writing his work centuries later it could be fictitious, Frowinus and Wigo are doubtless to be identified with the Freawine and Wig who figure among the ancestors of the kings of Wessex.
He is mentioned in lines 1958-1963 of the Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf as Garmund the father of Offa of Angel and grandfather of Eomer.

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Arbre généalogique

  1. Wihtlæg des Angles [I6150]
    1. Nanna Nepsdöttir [I6151]
      1. Wermund des Angles
          1. Offa des Angles [I6147]


Références des sources

  1. Wikipedia [S0052]
  2. Wikipedia + TharkunColl: Liste des rois de Mercie / Mercia (Wikipedia) [S0168]