Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye

Sigurd Snake-in-the-eye (Old Norse: Sigurðr ormr í auga) was one of the sons of Ragnar Lodbrok and Kraka, but what set him apart from the others was that he was born with the image of the ouroborous, a snake or dragon biting its own tail, encircling the pupil of his left eye.

Sigurd's descendants

Ragnarssona þáttr informs that when his father died, he inherited Zealand, Scania, Halland, the Danish islands, and Viken. He married Blaeja, the daughter of king Aelle II of Northumbria and they had the children Harthacanute and Aslaug (who was named after her grand-mother).

Harthacanute and his son Gorm

Harthacanute succeeded Sigurd as the king of Zealand, Scania and Halland, but he lost Viken. He was the father of Gorm the Old, the king of Denmark.

Gorm succeeded his father as king and married Thyra , the daughter of the Jutish chieftain Harald klak. When Harald died, Gorm took his kingdom too and united Denmark.

Aslaug and her son Sigurd Hart

Sigurd's daughter Aslaug married Helgi the Sharp (the great-great-grand-son of king Ring of Ringerike) of the Dagling dynasty. They had the son Sigurd Hart, who married Ingeborg, the daughter of the Jutish chieftain Harald klak. Sigurd Hart and Ingeborg had the children Guttorm and Ragnhild. When his uncle king Fróði of Ringerike died, Sigurd Hart went to Norway to succeed him as king.

Ragnarssona þáttr and Heimskringla relate that a berserker from Hadeland named Haki killed Sigurd Hart, but lost a hand in the fight. Then Haki went to Sigurd Hart's residence at Stein and took Sigurd's children Ragnhild and Guttorm. Haki returned with the children and all the loot to Hadeland. Before Haki recuperated from his wounds and could marry the 15 year old Ragnhild, she was captured a second time, by Halfdan the Black. Halfdan and Ragnhild were the parents of Harald Fairhair.

Preceded by
Ragnar Lodbrok
Legendary king of DenmarkSucceeded by
Harthacanute

References to Sigurd in Media

In the popular Japanese anime/manga Fullmetal Alchemist (Hagane no Renkinjutsushi), one of the seven homunculi (each named for the seven deadly sins in the Christian religion), Wrath (in the manga) or Pride (in the anime) also known as King Fureur Bradley, wears an eyepatch covering his left eye which is revealed to show no pupil or iris, only the symbol of the ouroborous. Possibly a reference to Sigurd.
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Old Norse
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Ragnar Lodbrok (Ragnar "Hairy-Breeks", Old Norse: Ragnarr Loðbrók) was a Norse legendary hero from the Viking Age who was thoroughly reshaped in Old Norse poetry and legendary sagas.
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Aslaug, Aslög, Kraka, Kráka or Randalin, was a queen of Scandinavian mythology who appears in Snorri's Edda, the Völsunga saga and the saga of Ragnar Lodbrok.
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The Ouroboros, also spelled Ourorboros, Oroborus, Uroboros or Uroborus (IPA: [ˌjʊərəʊˈbɒrəs
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Ragnarssona þáttr, Þáttr af Ragnars sonum or the Tale of Ragnar's sons is a short story on Ragnar Lodbrok and his sons.

Summary

Ragnar Lodbrok

When Sigurd Ring (called Ring) died, Ragnar succeeded him as the king of Sweden and Denmark.
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Zealand (Sjælland)
Island |

Country | Denmark

Region | Region Sjælland

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Scania ( SkÃ¥ne   in Swedish) is a geographical region of Sweden on the southernmost tip of the Scandinavian peninsula, a historical province (landskap)
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  is a historical province (landskap) on the western coast of Sweden. It borders Västergötland, SmÃ¥land, Scania and the sea of Kattegat.
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Viken (English: the bay) is a historical district surrounding the Oslofjord in southeastern Norway. The cultural hub is centred in Oslo, but the capital of the region was formerly at Borre.
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Ælla or Ælle (died 21 March 867) was king of Northumbria in the middle of the 9th century. Sources on Northumbrian history in this period are limited. Ælla's descent is not known and the dating of his reign is problematic.
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Sigtrygg Gnupasson or Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye King of Denmark Succeeded by
Gorm the Old
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Gorm the Old (Gorm den Gamle) was King of Denmark in the mid-900s. He was the husband of Thyra (to whom he raised the older of the two Jelling stones) and the father of King Harald Bluetooth.
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Thyra was the consort of King Gorm the Old of Denmark. She is believed to have led an army against the Germans. Gorm and Thyra were the parents of King Harald Bluetooth.

While Gorm the Old had disparaging nicknames, his wife Thyra was referred to as a woman of great prudence.
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Harald Klak Halvdansson (800 – 846) was the king of Jutland around 812–815 and again from 819–826.

During the reign of Louis the Pious, the Frankish Empire had no effective fleet, and this made the coast of Frisia a weak point in the defence of his realm.
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Helgi the Sharp (Old Norse: Helgi Hvassi) is the name of two Scandinavian princes in Norse mythology and legend.

Helgi the Sharp, prince of Zealand

In Sögubrot af nokkrum fornkonungum
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The Dagling or Dögling dynasty was a legendary clan of the petty kingdom Ringerike what today is Norway. It was descended from a Dag the Great.

Stanza 18 of the Hyndluljóð reads:
Dagr átti Þóru
drengja móður,

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Sigurd Hart or Sigurd Hjort was a legendary king of Ringerike in Norway, who appears in Ragnarssona þáttr and in Halfdan the Black's saga.

Ragnarssona þáttr
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Harald Klak Halvdansson (800 – 846) was the king of Jutland around 812–815 and again from 819–826.

During the reign of Louis the Pious, the Frankish Empire had no effective fleet, and this made the coast of Frisia a weak point in the defence of his realm.
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Ringerike is a municipality in the county of Buskerud, Norway.

Ringerike was created as a new municipality January 1, 1964 - after the merger of the town of Hønefoss, and the rural municipalities of Hole, Norderhov, Tyristrand and Ådal.
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Ragnarssona þáttr, Þáttr af Ragnars sonum or the Tale of Ragnar's sons is a short story on Ragnar Lodbrok and his sons.

Summary

Ragnar Lodbrok

When Sigurd Ring (called Ring) died, Ragnar succeeded him as the king of Sweden and Denmark.
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Heimskringla is the best known of the old Norse kings' sagas. It was written in Old Norse in Iceland by the poet and historian Snorri Sturluson (1179 – 1242) ca. 1230.
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Hadeland is a traditional district in the south-eastern part of Norway. It is located at the southern end of lake Randsfjorden in Oppland county, and consists of the municipalities of Gran, Jevnaker and Lunner.
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Hadeland is a traditional district in the south-eastern part of Norway. It is located at the southern end of lake Randsfjorden in Oppland county, and consists of the municipalities of Gran, Jevnaker and Lunner.
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Halfdan the Black Gudrødsson (c. 820 – c. 860CE) (Old Norse: Hálfdan svarti, Norwegian: Halvdan Svarte) was the father of the first King of Norway Harald Fairhair and of the House of Yngling.
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Harald Fairhair
King of Norway

King Harald, in an illustration from the 14th century Flateyjarbók.
Reign 872 – 930
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Ragnar Lodbrok (Ragnar "Hairy-Breeks", Old Norse: Ragnarr Loðbrók) was a Norse legendary hero from the Viking Age who was thoroughly reshaped in Old Norse poetry and legendary sagas.
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The legendary kings of Denmarks are the predecessors of Gorm the Old, half history and half legend. The accounts of the Danish kings are confusing and contradictory, and so this presentation tries to separate the various sources from each other.
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Sigtrygg Gnupasson or Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye King of Denmark Succeeded by
Gorm the Old
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