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Vanlandi

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Vanlandi or Vanlande (Old Norse "Man from the Land of the Vanir") according to mythology was a Swedish king at Uppsala of the House of Yngling in Norse mythology. He was the son of Sveigðir whom he succeeded as king. He married a girl from Finnland, but forgot about her. In revenge, the girl arranged so that Vanlandi was hag ridden to death. He was succeeded by his son Visbur. Attestations Snorri Sturluson wrote of Vanlandi in his Ynglinga saga (1225) (note that the translator has rendered Finnland as Finland): Snorri also quoted some lines from Ynglingatal composed in the 9th century: The Historia Norwegiæ presents a Latin summary of Ynglingatal, older than Snorri's quotation: The even earlier source Íslendingabók cites the line of descent in Ynglingatal and also gives Vanlandi as the successor of Svegðir and the predecessor of Visbur: v Svegðir. vi Vanlandi. vii Visburr. viii Dómaldr. Geography Geographical note: According to the article Skuttunge
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