Aslaug Sigurdsdottir

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Aslaug Sigurdsdottir

Father – Sigurd
Mother – Brynhildr
Spouse – Ragnar Lothbrok
Children – Ivar, Bjorn, Sigurd, Ubba, Halfdan

Note: Aslaug is a Norse mythological queen who is said to have been the third wife of Ragnar Lothbrok who may or may not have been a real person. The sons of Ragnar and Aslaug were real Vikings.

 

mythology
Aslaug was born to Sigurd, who famously slew a dragon, and the shieldmaiden, Brynhildr. Her parents were not married.
mythology
Aslaug’s mother killed herself after Sigurd died during a quarrel with his wife Gudrun. Brynhildr is said to have caused the quarrel.
mythology
After the death of her parents, Aslaug was raised by Heimer who worked as a travelling harp player and hid Aslaug in the harp.
mythology
Heimer was killed by Ake and Grima who wanted to steal the harp as they believed it contained valuables. When they broke the harp open they discovered Aslaug. They named her Kraka.
mythology
Aslaug was seen bathing by some of Ragnar Lothbrok’s men who were so taken with her beauty that they burned bread they were baking. When they told Ragnar of the girl, Ragnar sent for her.
794 (around)
A son, Ivar was born to Aslaug Sigurdsdottir and Ragnar Lothbrok. He was nicknamed ‘the Boneless’. This may have been because he was a cripple, because he was impotent or because he had very large bones and was tall and heavy.
800 (around)
A son, Bjorn was born to Aslaug and Ragnar Lothbrok. He was known as Bjorn Ironside.
800 (around)
A son, Sigurd was born to Aslaug and Ragnar Lothbrok. He was called Sigurd Snake-in-the-eye because of an unusual snake-like marking in one eye.
804 (during)
Ragnar Lothbrok is said to have taken over the rule of Sweden and Denmark on the death of his father.
810 (around)
A son, Ubba was born to Aslaug and Ragnar and Lothbrok.
830 (around)
A son, Halfdan was born to Aslaug and Ragnar Lothbrok. The records are unclear as to whether Halfdan was also known as Hvitserk or whether Hvitserk was another son of Ragnar.
mythology
Aslaug warned Ragnar not to go to England.
865 (during)
Ragnar was captured and killed by King Aelle of Northumbria who threw him into a pit of snakes.
mythology
Aslaug’s fate is unknown.

 

Published Jan 21, 2019 @ 12:10 – Updated – Sep 11, 2019 @ 3:05 pm

 

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2019). Aslaug Sigurdsdottir. Available: https://www.totallytimelines.com/aslaug-sigurdsdottir/ Last Accessed October 23rd, 2019

 

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