Olav Tretelgja Ingjaldsson 1a 2 3

Nom de naissance Olav Tretelgja Ingjaldsson
Nom de naissance Olaf le Défricheur Ingjaldsson
Nom de naissance Olaf Tombe-arbre Ingjaldsson

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Nom de naissance Olav Treteglja Ingjaldsoen
Nom de naissance Olaf the Tree-feller Ingjaldsson

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Nom de naissance Olof Trätälja
Identifiant Gramps I1741
Genre masculin
Âge au décès inconnu


Événement Date Lieu Description Sources
Naissance [E2891] vers 660      
Décès [E2893]        


Relation avec la souche Nom Date de naissance Date de décès Relation dans la famille (si différent de la naissance)
Père Ingjald le Mauvais Anundsson [I3518]estimée entre 600 et 699
Mère Gauthild Algautesdotter [I3511]
         Olav Tretelgja Ingjaldsson [I1741] vers 660
    La sœur (germaine)     Åsa Illråde Ingjaldsdotter [I4846]
Beau-père Bove [I2399]
    Le demi-frère     Sakse Flette Bovesson [I2400]
         Olav Tretelgja Ingjaldsson [I1741] vers 660 (Adoption, Aucun)
    La sœur (germaine)     Åsa Illråde Ingjaldsdotter [I4846] (Adoption, Aucun)
    La demi-sœur     Gauthild Algautesdotter [I3511] (Adoption, Aucun)


    Famille de Olav Tretelgja Ingjaldsson et Solveig Halvdansdotter [F1207]
Inconnu Conjoint Solveig Halvdansdotter [I3510] ( * + ... )
Nom Naissance Décès
Ingjald Olavsson [I2391]
Halvdan Kvitbein Olavsson [I3516]vers 685vers 715


Olaf Tree Feller (Old Norse: Ólafr trételgja, Swedish: Olof Trätälja, Norwegian: Olav Tretelgja) was the son of the Swedish king Ingjald Ill-ruler of the House of Yngling according to Ynglingatal.

His mother was Gauthild, a princess of West Götaland, whose maternal grandfather was Olof the Sharp-sighted, the king of Nerike.

His mother sent him to his foster-father Bove in West Götaland, where he grew up with his foster-brother Saxe who was surnamed Flette.

When Olof heard of his father's death, he assembled the men who were willing to follow him and went to his kinsmen in Nerike, because after his father's atrocities, the Swedes had grown hostile towards the Ynglings.

When the Swedes learnt that Olof and his kin had sought refuge in Nerike, they were attacked and had to head west through deep and mountainous forests (Kilsbergen) to Lake Vänern and the estuary of Klarälven (where Karlstad is presently situated). Here, they settled and cleared land. Soon they had created a whole province called Värmland, where they could make good living.

When the Swedes learnt that Olof was clearing land, they were amused and called him the Tree-feller. Olof married a woman named Solveig who was a daughter of Halfdan Guldtand of Soleyar. Olof and Solveigh had two sons, Ingjald Olofsson and Halfdan Hvitbeinn, who were brought up in Soleyar in the house of his mother's uncle Sölve.

Because of king Ivar Vidfamne and his harsh rule many Swedes emigrated to Värmland, and they became so numerous that the province could not sustain them. The land was afflicted by famine of which the Swedes accused the king. It was an old tradition in Sweden of holding the king responsible for the wealth of the land (see Domalde). The Swedes accused Olof of neglecting his sacrifices to the gods and believed that this was the cause of the famine.

The Swedish settlers thus rebelled against Olof, surrounded his house on the shores of lake Vänern and burnt him inside it. Thus he was sacrificed to Odin, like his ancestor Domalde.

[source Wikipedia]

Arbre généalogique

  1. Ingjald le Mauvais Anundsson [I3518]
    1. Gauthild Algautesdotter [I3511]
      1. Åsa Illråde Ingjaldsdotter [I4846]
      2. Olav Tretelgja Ingjaldsson
        1. Solveig Halvdansdotter [I3510]
          1. Halvdan Kvitbein Olavsson [I3516]
          2. Ingjald Olavsson [I2391]


Références des sources

  1. Idar Lind: Norse mythology / Viking age by Idar Lind [S0082]
      • Page : http://lind.no/nor/index.asp?lang=gb&emne=nor&person=Olav Tretelgja (Ingjaldsson)
  2. Wikipedia [S0052]
  3. Krystad history & genealogy: Krystad history & genealogy [S0062]